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“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Confucius, The Book of Rites Music in South County I f Confucius lived in Gilroy or Morgan Hill today, he would be a happy man. This area is rich with music! We are indeed fortunate to have a myriad of music venues giving us that musical pleasure we cannot do without. chorales, choruses and big bands. Gavilan College hosts the Bach to Blues Festival annually. FESTIVALS & STREET MUSIC Recently a show at The District sparked some thoughts on the local music scene in the Gilroy Morgan Hill area. The show featured four local acts: Blue Sky Band, Mike Osborn, John Garcia and Kaye Bohler. On the festival scene there are multiple stages with music of every type at the Garlic Festival, the Mushroom Mardi Gras, the Freedom Fest and the Taste of Morgan Hill. There is street music with the Morgan Hill Chamber’s Friday Night Music (June 5-August 28, 2016) and Gilroy Downtown Business Association’s Fifth Street Live (June 17-August 5, 2016). MUSIC PROGRAMS FOOD AND MUSIC LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Unlike many other school districts, our local districts have a variety of music programs at all levels including award-winning 84 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN For those who prefer dinner with their music, the possibilities continue. A hidden jewel is GVA in Morgan Hill which has JULY / AUGUST 2016