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The Pos Family at Monday Music in Alma

Jennifer and Melanie Pos will be performing in Alma along with other family members for the Monday Music in Alma Summer Series.
Jennifer and Melanie Pos will be performing in Alma along with other family members for the Monday Music in Alma Summer Series. - Contributed

ALMA – Next up in the Monday Music in Alma Summer Series is a family act with local roots; in fact, they are so local that David and Shelley still live in Green Hill.
Members of the Pos family perform individually in many situations but for the concert on Aug. 5, they are all going to be together under one roof.  Melanie, the younger daughter, appeared on the Monday Music stage three years ago and her dad, David, has been a part of a number of concerts both on keys and drums.  Who knows what he will be doing when the whole family joins in.
David retired from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board in 2010. He taught instrumental music at various schools during his time with the board, mostly in the Pictou area and is currently volunteering as a music instructor at McCulloch Education Centre. David has been playing with Working Class Band, Men About Town, The HubTown Big Band and more recently, Sanctuary, performing the music of Dr. Rose Johnston. 
Shelley has been retired from teaching elementary school music at Walter Duggan School in Westville since 2010. Before teaching in Westville, Shelley taught school music in New Glasgow and was an accompanist with the Pictou District Honour Choir and played for them at Expo in Vancouver, BC. Since retiring she has been playing organ and co-directing the Pictou United Church Choir. Shelley learned to play bass with the New Horizons Band Program under Paul Barrett. Jennifer studied piano with Donna Hargreaves and Paul Simons before attending Humber College in Toronto, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in 2015. Recently, Jennifer earned first class honours with distinction on a Grade 9 RCM piano exam. Jennifer is teaching private lessons on piano and trumpet in Toronto, and was awarded teacher of the year at the Academy of Music in Oakville on 2018. She also writes and performs music with three bands, including the progressive rock band Strike Scream Run, which she founded.
Melanie received a Bachelor of Music degree from Acadia University in 2016, after studying with Dr. Christianne Rushton. She performed with the Nova Scotia Youth Choir as well as various other vocal ensembles while studying at Acadia. Before that she studied voice with Wayne Rogers.  She is currently teaching piano and voice privately in the Toronto area, singing with the progressive rock band Strike Scream Run and is preparing a summer choir at Academy of Music in Oakville, Ontario for an upcoming music festival.
The Pos family concert will be at the Green Hill – Alma United Church on Aug. 5 starting at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $10 or what you can afford.

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