DC’s Sticks+Bars student marimba band to perform at Annie’s Ace Hardware

Performing at Celebrate Petworth 2016

A youth ensemble marimba band will perform at Annie's Ace Hardware on Saturday, December 10th from 11am until noon. The Sticks+Bricks band is amazing, and recently performed this summer at the Celebrate Petworth Festival

It should be a great show that you can bring your kids out to enjoy!

Their press release is below:

On Saturday, December 10th, Annie’s Ace Hardware will host Sticks+Bars Youth Marimba Ensemble at its Petworth store located at 1240 Upshur St NW. Led by Premila Mistry, Sticks+Bars is comprised of DC youths in grades 5-12 from public, private, home and charter schools. By performing the lively, get-up-and-dance music of Zimbabwe, the band encourages its instrumentalists to experience the joy that comes with live musical performance.

Annie’s Ace Hardware has been a proud supporter of Sticks+Bars, providing the group with unusual “musical instruments,” such as metal trashcans. The performance is scheduled for 11am-noon on Saturday, 12/10. We hope that you will join us to see and hear this energetic, dynamic group perform.  

Plus, while you are here at Annie’s consider picking up your live Christmas tree or garland, holiday lights and stocking stuffers for the whole family!

Performing at the 2016 Celebrate Petworth Festival

About Sticks+Bars Youth Marimba Ensemble
Sticks+Bars Youth Marimba Ensemble is directed by Premila Mistry, and the students have performed at DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s State of the State Address, the American Orff Schulwerk Conference in Atlantic City, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore, the Sumner School Museum, and Washington, DC’s farmers markets and street festivals. We have interacted with international groups from Colombia and South Africa, and have taken field trips to marimba makers and musical performances. More information can be found at www.sticksandbars.org.

About Annie’s Ace Hardware
Annie’s Ace Hardware is a locally owned retail hardware store which opened in February 2012.  Since that time, Annie’s staff has increased from 15 to 25 local residents.  The store has achieved Pinnacle status within the Ace Hardware Corporation.  This designation is awarded to stores which meet 12 performance key indicators including sales and customer service ratings.   The store has achieved Pinnacle status 4 years in a row and Annie’s Ace Hardware was featured in the Ace 2013 Annual Report (p.33).  We are a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in the District of Columbia.  In 2015, a second store was opened in the Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood of Washington, DC at 3405 8th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017, just south of Monroe Street Market  and a short walk from the Brookland Metro station on the Red Line and near several bus lines. Both stores have ample free parking available. 

Winter Store Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.