August 5, 2014: Fort Worth, TX: The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) and the Lancaster Airport Authority, in cooperation with Fiorentino's Italian Restaurant & Bar and the Civil Air Patrol - Jesse Jones Composite Squadron 304 are excited to announce a Fly-In MusicJam at Lancaster Airport on Friday and Saturday, September 12 & 13. This two-day event is geared to inspire, educate and encourage while enjoying aviation, music and friendships - new and old. Headline sponsors include propeller manufacturer Sensenich Propellers (in Lititz since 1932), as well as Bose, Sony, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Liberty Sport Aviation and Gleim Aviation.
"The Lancaster Airport is excited to have the Flying Musicians Association choose Lancaster for their first Northeast Fly-In MusicJam. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn more about this dynamic organization, music, and the world of aviation," said Kim Huber, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Lancaster Airport.
On Friday, students at surrounding schools will be able to attend presentations by Flying Musicians (FMs) who will inspire them through music performance, and explain the strong correlation between the skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft – precision, multitasking, listening, and fine motor skills. Students, parents, siblings, friends, and teachers are invited to the airport on Saturday to learn more about the physiological skills and ties between flying and creating and playing music, as they enjoy the music provided by FMs from around the country.
The entire community is invited to the Lancaster Airport on Saturday to enjoy breakfast in the terminal, starting at 8am, provided by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for a small donation. Music will be provided by Flying Musicians and friends. Finally, a command performance of “Symphony in the Skies: a Correlation between Aviation and Music” will be presented at 10:30am.
Anyone interested in aviation will enjoy special introductions to flying and aircraft by FMA members at their airplanes with free materials provided by Gleim Aviation. Local musicians are welcome to share their passion for music with us while we share our passion for music and aviation with them.
All FMs are invited to a HangarJam/Party on Friday night at the hangar of Liberty Sport Aviation to kick things off with music and plenty of hangar talk.
On Saturday evening, everyone is welcome at Fiorentino's for special showcase performances by select FM’s from around the country.
John Zapp, co-founder of FMA, states “Everyone is invited to fly or drive in to this beautiful community, bring your instrument(s) and/or voice to share with fellow aviation and music lovers and have fun. The event is a free celebration of passions.”
If your school or group would like to host a presentation on Friday, please contact FMA as soon as possible as there are limited opportunities. To inquire, email Education@FlyingMusicians.org or call 817.501.3641. Local musicians are encouraged to participate.
About Lancaster Airport:
The Lancaster Airport (LNS), built by the citizens of Lancaster County in 1935, is the fourth busiest airport in the State of Pennsylvania. It is home to 24 businesses that employ over 230 people on-site. The Manheim Township airport contributes more than $50 million dollars per year to the local economy. The Lancaster Airport is conveniently located between Lancaster and the town of Lititz, voted America's "Coolest Small Town” in 2013.
Lancaster Airport (LNS)
500 Airport Road, Suite G
Lititz, PA 17543
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Flying Musicians Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2201
Grapevine, TX 76099
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