Music for All has learned that I-264, the major westbound artery for Louisville, will be closed for repaving this weekend. Below is the official notice from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. We encourage you to take a look at your route to see how this will affect your travel time to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for the Bands of America Regional in Louisville on Saturday, September 22. The westbound exit to Crittenden Dr. will be open.
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:
Westbound I-264 closed September 21-24 for pavement repairs
Additional ramp closure needed on eastbound I-264
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 20, 2012) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of westbound Interstate 264 (the Watterson Expressway) will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs. Contract crews will be performing corrective work on a project that began last year.
The westbound lanes of I-264 will be closed between I-65 and Dixie Highway (mile points 12.0 and 7.4). This road closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. EDT Friday, September 21, to 6 a.m., Monday, September 24.
During this closure, motorists traveling westbound on I-264 will be detoured via northbound I-65 to westbound I-64 and then reconnected with I-264.
All entrance and exit ramps for westbound I-264 will be closed at the Taylor Boulevard and Third Street/Southern Parkway interchanges.
In addition, the exit ramp from eastbound I-264 to Crittenden Drive will be closed this weekend for repairs. This ramp closure will prevent access to the Louisville International Airport. Motorists should follow the signed detour via eastbound I-264 to Poplar Level Road to westbound I-264. Follow westbound I-264 to access Crittenden Drive and the airport.
The eastbound lanes of I-264 between Dixie Highway and I-65 are scheduled for closure the weekend of September 28- October 1.
For construction and traffic updates, visit http://transportation.ky.gov/district-5/Pages/default.aspx . Traffic information for all eight counties in District 5 is also available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information across Kentucky.
Penrod was on Saturday and I can tell you that I haven’t stopped thinking about these responses. I find it reassuring that there are so many people out there (and in my community!) that feel the same way about music as I do. I know that there are people across the country that feel this way as well.
So today as you take a break from work, from school, from rehearsal, your busy life in general, read through the repsonses again on why people at the Penrod Art Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana believe.
And then? Tell me why you believe.
More than 30 members of the Bands of America Honor Band, who will perform in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade®, met for the first time in June during the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha. The students were enrolled in various camp divisions and met for a special lunch gathering for TOR honor band members, as well as for students interested in applying for select open spots.
Speakers included Bob Buckner, director of the BOA Honor Band; David Starnes, program coordinator; Eric Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. Members had the opportunity to meet several other honor band and Music for All staff.
Honor band members gathered for the first official BOA Honor Band group photo after the luncheon. Shown above, seated in the front row: Bob Buckner, Donna Buckner, David Starnes, Susie Harloff (honor band auxiliary instructor), Debbie Laferty Asbill (MFA Director of Marketing and Communications), Travis Tester (MFA Participant Relations Manager), Eric Martin. Standing: Tonya Bullock (MFA Accounting Specialist, middle row, far left), Carolyn Ealy (MFA Executive Assistant, middle row, far right), and student members of the BOA Honor Band! Music for All is still accepting applications for limited spots in the BOA Honor Band on all instruments, except for piccolo, alto and bari saxophone. Learn more about the experience, and call 800.848.2263 if you have questions before you apply!
It’s hard to believe the 2012 Summer Symposium is now over. I’m now back at the Music for All office in Indianapolis and writing from a much quieter space. It’s good to be back home, and I’ve enjoyed a chance to rest and see family.
I’m sure many of our campers have also enjoyed a chance to rest and get reacquainted with family and friends. But, I’m also discovering that I really miss the wonderful, musical world that was created on the campus of Ball State University last week. It’s always so amazing to be surrounded by people who love music and care deeply about music education!
Even though this was my fourth time at the Music for All Summer Symposium, I’ve discovered each year (and this year was no different), that I always learn something new about myself or am able to take away new lessons. And, I always have a positively life-changing experience. I hope the week was equally life-changing for all participants as well.
The final performances on Saturday truly showed off all the hard work the students put in over the course of the week. I’m so proud of the students’ accomplishments!
Last night, I was feeling a bit nostalgic and sad that camp was over. I took a moment to watch some of the Symposium videos, and I found that really helped me reflect on the fun moments from last week. (You can find the webisode playlist here, if you haven’t had a chance to view Symposium videos yet.)
I hope you had a great week at the Music for All Summer Symposium! For me, the week was reenergizing and revitalizing. It truly reminded me why I believe in music education – and why I believe in Music for All.
I was so impressed with all the students at this year’s Symposium. I hope to see many back next year. We’re already starting to think about the 2013 Symposium. I hope to see you there.