July 2023


The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will be returning to in person meetings  starting in September, details below. All members, new and old, are requested to  fill out a membership form, included at the end of this newsletter and which can  also be found on MPRO’s website, https://mpro-online.org This will insure that  our records are up to date. Note that the form with this newsletter is two pages  long. The completed membership form can be returned by either emailing a copy  to MPRO at midpeninsularecorderorchestra@gmail.com, or by bringing it to the  first rehearsal meeting that you attend. In either case dues can be paid at the  rehearsal meeting. See the President’s Message for more about dues.


The orchestra’s next meeting, in person, will be held on Monday September 18th at 7:30pm at Veterans Memorial Senior Center, https://tinyurl.com/Meeting-Map See the Conductor’s Corner for more details.  


Dear members of the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra,

I am pleased to let you know that the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra will  resume in-person meetings for its 2023-24 season. The meetings will take place at  the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue at St. Francis St., in

Redwood City, which is a little less than five miles north of the location in Menlo  Park that the orchestra last used as a meeting venue.

The meetings will be on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. and you will  find the meeting dates for 2023-24 below.

MPRO Meeting Dates 2023-24

September 18

October 2, 16

November 6, 20

December 4, 18

January 8, 22

February 12, 26

March 4, 18

April 1, 15

May 6, 20

I will be sending out music and part assignments prior to the first meeting on  September 18. There will also be another newsletter prior to that meeting in which  I will let you know the music to be played at each of the first three meetings of the  upcoming season. I am sure that we are all happy to return to live meetings, and I  am very much looking forward to seeing all of you again in person and making  music with you once more.

Sincerely, Fred Palmer  


Welcome to the 23/24 season of MPRO! This season will be a special one: We will  be rehearsing again in person, and we will be meeting in a new location at the  Veteran’s Memorial Center in Redwood City.  

After many years of volunteering, Judith Unsiker has decided to step down from  the president position on the MPRO board. In the name of the entire orchestra, I

would like to thank Judith for all her work and dedication to MPRO during the  years. The board and I hope to continue where Judith has left off. 

Chantal convinced me to join MPRO in 2017 and I have truly enjoyed playing and  performing with the orchestra ever since. I am excited for the orchestra to be able  to meet in person this season. I can’t wait to see you all again! 

A bit about myself: My husband John and I live in San Jose and our two sons have  moved out of the house. I am a program manager for a tech company, and in my  free time I enjoy playing recorder, of course, and cooking, hiking, camping and  spending time with friends. 

Last but not least: Please make sure to fill out the registration form in the  newsletter or website. The board voted on a new fee structure to enable us to stay  financially sound and at the same time attract new members. We do have reduced  fees in cases of financial hardship. Please reach out to the board if this applies to  you. 

  MPRO Board

Current board members are:

President: Kathrin Hoffnagle

Treasurers: Chantal Moser and Mary Ashley

Membership: Chris Flake

Publicity: vacant

Graphics: Mary Ashley

Newsletter Editor: Tom Granvold

Virtual Meeting Host: Ray White

Workshop Coordinator: vacant

Hospitality: vacant

Music Sales: Laura Gonsalves

Webmaster: Dan Chernikoff

Music Director: Fred Palmer.  

Vacant positions on MPRO’s board; 

Publicity -Workshop Coordinator -Hospitality 

Please contact Kathrin Hoffnagle, hoffnagl@pacbell.net, if you are interested in  filling any of these positions.

Past Months' Issues: https://www.mpro-online.org/MPROArchives.htm