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Halloweekend Signups Have Begun!

“Wood” you have the courage to explore The Dark Forest?

The Halloweekend LogoOver the past few weeks, nature has taken root in Gist Piano Center. The very buildings themselves seem to be under attack by a twisted and woody growth. Buried in the darkness, quiet voices seem to speak of an impending doom – a reckoning coming to Kentucky sometime around Halloween.

Signups for Halloweekend 2015 have just begun.  Click here to sign your students up today!

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Creepy Sounds and Frightening Songs

Can it be fall already? It’s one of our favorite times of year at Gist Piano Center because we are getting ready for the most frightening event of the year – Halloweekend!  Every year we welcome ghosts, goblins, and more to perform at the spookiest recital of the year and one cannot play spooky songs without spooky music!

We are stocked full of the ghoulish and frightening pieces that will make your little witch or monster a very happy performer.

Don’t fear!  Here is some of the terrifying music that you can find at Gist!

Halloween Favorites – This is a compilation of “Seventeen Mysteriously Spooky and Fantastically Haunting Arrangements,” that include such songs as the Monster Mash, This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Thriller, and other spooktacular pieces.

 

 

 

The Halloween Songbook – Containing “16 spooky songs of the season,” you are bound to find one of your favorite fearsome songs in this book.  Favorites include the Theme from “Jaws,” the Funeral March of a Marionette, and The Munsters Theme!

 

 

 

 

Halloween Spooktacular – For the more experienced player, you can find 37 of the “Gravest Hits” in this collection.  Find arrangements of anything and everything terrifying,  from  Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach to…..Who you gonna call??? Ghostbusters!

 

We also have a wide variety of pieces for those worrisome ghouls, such as The Witch Who Lost Her Broom by Carol Klose, Watch Out for the Witch’s Cat! by Timothy Brown, Greedy Goblins by Elizabeth Greenleaf, Things That Go Bump in the Night by Melody Bober, and others too scary to mention!

Grab your broom, get your candy ready, and find your most terrifying music in time for Halloween, before it disappears!

For more information on Halloweekend at Gist, look here….if you dare!

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Something Spooky This Way Comes

Halloween Piano Students

The Search Begins…

In October of 2009, several piano students disappeared at Gist Piano Center while performing a recital.  A year later, their concert footage was found.  Undeterred by this terrifying setback, several more piano students attended a recital at Gist in October of 2010.  They too disappeared.  The only record of their horrific experience came from a digital camcorder that happened to record the entire event.  After hours of work, experts were able to salvage two minutes and 56 seconds of video from that recital.  Determined to find these missing students, authorities at Gist posted this haunting video online – hoping that someone would know where these students had gone.  You can still see that video >here< – but beware.  Once you do, you may never sleep soundly again.

Now, exactly one year later, students are gathering in record numbers to search the Haunted Steinway Halls in Louisville and Lexington – looking for some sign of their missing comrades and exploring all of their various music theories.

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Halloweekend Arrives…

The Halloweekend Logo

 

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered music theory,
Wishing that I could decipher the dots and doodles of music score,
While I sat, nearly napping, suddenly there came a rapping,
As if some horrid bird came tapping, flapping at my chamber door.
’What the heck?’ I muttered, `What’s that clacking at my chamber door?
’Tis the vino, and nothing more.’

Presently the noise grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
`Sir,’ said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, so tell me why the heck you’re tapping,
What could possibly be trapping your attention to my chamber door?
And with an indignant flourish did I open wide the door!
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
But as my eyes did then descend, I found a card for Halloweekend
Describing spooky goings on inside Gist Piano Center’s door.
With a rush, did I abscond with the card and costume on
Intent upon the piano store.

And the card, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the rubber welcome mat just outside your chamber door;
Should you dare to test your nerve on October 23
You’ll save yourself from boredom – that’s for sure!
Then with scary stories, costumes and tricky treats galore
You’ll be melancholy… nevermore!

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