January Community Newsletter: Announcing winners, tips, local concerts and new videos.

Happy New Year!
Prize Winners Announced
     We hope everyone is having a great start to the year! We loved ending 2018 by awarding three $50 K.C. Strings gift certificate to three different clients who shared a picture with us on their social media for the #KCStringsHolidayPrize contest. Thank you to everyone who shared a photo or a story. We had a wonderful time seeing them and sharing the joy of the holiday season!

     To start off 2019, we want to share a little bit about one of the winners who bought his double bass from us 25 years ago (right at the start of K.C. Strings)...
NAME:  Joshua Pickenpaugh

What instrument do you play: Double Bass by Meinel (German), 7/8 size. 

What is your favorite thing about your bass: Very sturdy, great sound! It's been a great bass for me over the years, extremely weather tolerant, as well (it's spent time with me in Colorado and Chicago, never any problems!).

Profession: Worked for 15 years in the cruise industry as a bass player. Now performing on the weekend in Wichita.
Keep up with Joshua and follow him on his Instagram: @joshuapickenpaugh
Advice from the Professionals
Basic Bow Care
     It is all too easy to lose one's bow because of not taking good care of it. Here are four "MUSTS" for taking care of the bow!
1.  Always loosen the bow before you put it in the case.
2.  Never over tighten the bow.
3.  Learn how to properly rosin your bow.
4.  Never touch the bow hair with your bare hands.
For more on each of these four points, please click here!
Upcoming Local Concerts
Kansas City Symphony
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Where: Helzburg Hall, Kauffman Center
Click here for more information and for tickets

Saint Joseph Symphony
What: Chamber Concert II: Piano with Strings
When: Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Where: Ashland United Methodist Church
Click here for more information and for tickets
Midwest Chamber Ensemble
What: A Premiere and a Venerable Work
When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Where: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Click here for more information and for tickets

To submit a local concert for next month, please email: lillian@kcstrings.com
The Sound of KRUTZ
KRUTZ Strings and K.C. Strings staff jamming out with fiddler and KRUTZ Featured Performer Mark Pierce! Fiddle and double bass are both KRUTZ Strings instruments.

Thank YOU for being a part of our community!

Anton Krutz  
Master Luthier, K.C. Strings