Thursday, December 18, 2014

January Meeting Is Record Show Workday


We don’t have an official meeting in January. Instead members are invited to our annual gathering at Fred’s house on Saturday the 17th at noon. Don’t be late or you’ll miss lunch! Remember to bring your request for music to be played at the gathering.

BTW we will be preparing the Record Show mailings.

Friday, November 28, 2014

ARCA Christmas Party


There is no business meeting in December. Instead we’ll be gathering for food, fun and fellowship at our annual Christmas party on December 13th.

Specific details are in your ARCA newsletter. We hope to see everyone there!

Friday, October 24, 2014

November Meeting



Please join us at our next meeting on November 16h. We gather at 2 p.m. for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m. Visitors are always welcome!

This month’s meeting will be all about television theme music.  Mike had an article in last month’s newsletter about his passion for this type of music collecting.   He  now has over 1,000 TV theme songs and is still going.  Mike will talk about the history and stories behind some of your favorite themes.  It is just unbelievable how many television shows there have been. Themes cover all genres and many have been hit songs and others should have been.  Be thinking about some themes you would like to hear and chances are you’ll hear it Sunday.

We meet at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We're  in Room 110 in the lower level.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Meeting


At the October meeting we will be discussing the incredible music of Bond, James Bond.  Since the movie series of the world's best known spy started in 1962, one of the best loved aspects of each movie is its fantastic theme song and musical score.  Some of music's best known artists have performed theme songs, such as Paul McCartney and Wings, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Gladys Knight and Madonna,to name but a very few, have all put their particular twist on Bond theme songs which all have that obvious Bond sound.  It all started with probably the most recognized tune in all of movie lore, "The James Bond Theme,"  originally composed by Monty Norman, but arranged beautifully by John Barry.

We will also be having a trivia contest of this topic and we should all learn a little more about the music of James Bond.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

September Meeting

Our next meeting is September 21st. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Annual Picnic

Instead of a normal meeting in August, we have our annual picnic. It will be at Rickwood Caverns on August 23rd. There will be plenty of food, music & fellowship. Don’t forget your swimsuits! Please consult your member newsletter for details.

Our next regular monthly meeting will be on September 21, 2014.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bill Grant talks to ARCA

ARCA wishes to thank Bill Grant for a very informative and musical meeting mixed with background and funny stories of 'The Gents' as a Birmingham band in the early 60s.  He obviously loves to talk about music and was very entertaining to listen to. 

Bill was another in a long line of special guests ARCA has had over the years.  These guests help us to get some insight into these bands and into music radio (behind the scenes).  We are working on several more guests in the coming months, so please keep checking this website or 'Like Us' on facebook to find out when the next one will be appearing.  Guests are always welcome.  You do not have to join ARCA, but we would welcome anyone who does.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Special guest at July meeting

ARCA will welcome a special guest at the July meeting.  Bill Grant was the lead guitarist and founding member of the Birmingham band, The Gents.  Bill wrote "Breezy" which was the A-side of their only record recorded on the Vestal label in 1963.  Bill is full of musical stories about the band and loves to talk about music.  Please make plans to attend this month's meeting to meet Bill.  Guests are always welcome.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

July Meeting

Our next meeting is July 20th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

JUNE MEETING

Our next meeting is June 22nd. This is one week later than normal due to the Father's day holiday.  We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ARCA now on Twitter!


ARCA now has a third way for you to keep up with us and the latest happenings concerning music collecting and preservation. In addition to this great website and facebook, we are now on Twitter.  Just go to twitter.com/arcabirmingham.  When you do, be sure to 'Follow' us!  Also be sure to tell your friends about us as well.  Tell them to 'Follow' us on Twitter and 'Like' us on facebook.

We at ARCA are doing all we can to tell as many people as possible about us and what we do.  We are a non profit organization made up of members from all over the country who are dedicated to the memory and preservation of recorded music.  Our membership is open to anyone, anyone who loves music, that is!  We have monthly meetings and sponsor the big annual CD & Record Show in March in the Birmingham area.  Our organization is pretty laid back and we also have an annual picnic and Christmas party for our members and well as other happenings.  We often have special musical guests at our meetings or just have a particular musical themed program for expanded knowledge or interest.

Remember, 'Follow' us and Twitter and 'Like' us on facebook!  As always, 'Help keep the music alive!"

Monday, May 5, 2014

ARCA facebook page

 
In addition to this website, you may also check us out on www.facebook.com/alabamarecordcollectors.  Be sure to 'Like' us when you visit.  That will help to keep you up-to-date on ARCA events, such as our monthly meetings and CD & Record Show.

We will also occasionally post music videos of songs you may have forgotten about, both local and national.

Once you 'Like' us, be sure to 'Invite' your facebook friends to go to our facebook page and 'Like' us as well.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May Meeting

Our next meeting is May 18th. We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

APRIL MEETING


Our next meeting is April 27th. This is one week later than normal due to the Easter holiday.  We gather at 2 pm for refreshments and music conversation. The business meeting is at 3 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet us! We’re at the Homewood Library, located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, near Homewood Park. We meet in Room 110 in the lower level.