Celebration of the Arts (COTA) held a General Meeting on Monday May
to begin preparations for their 38th
Annual Jazz and Arts Festival which is scheduled to be held September
throughout the town of Delaware Water Gap, PA. The meeting was held
at the town's The Deer Head Inn www.facebook.com/deerhead.inn
where the initial meeting between the festival founders, Phil Woods,
Rick Chamberlain, and Ed Joubert, who thought it would be nice to
have a jazz festival in the area was held. Over three decades later,
a number of people who developed a great affection for the annual
event met at the Inn to learn of and discuss the preliminary tasks
and issues relating to the festival.
the topics that were explored were the Delaware Water Gap Borough
Yard Sale that is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 16th.
COTA has a place among the vendors and will have music related items
for sale with the proceeds benefiting the festival and all of COTA's
endeavors. It was also mentioned that COTA will seek to have a
presence at area festivals this coming Summer in order to increase
awareness and attendance of this year's event. The Rick Chamberlain
Life Celebration on May 29th
was also mentioned as it will be held at the town's Castle Inn to
honor one of COTA's founders who passed away on March
2015. The event will be a remembrance filled with music, merriment,
food, and friendship beginning at 3pm with all invited to attend.
Please visit the Facebook invitation at
to learn more. In addition to all this, congratulations were shared
Golaszewski who recently graduated from The Berklee
College of Music in Boston, MA
all the issues pertinent to this stage of the festival's yearly
evolution were explored, the meeting came to an adjournment as those
who were in attendance bade each other adieu while catching up on
what each other had been doing since the last time they met. The next
General Meeting to plan for The Celebration of the Arts 38th
Annual Festival will take place on Monday June 8th
beginning at 6:30pm at The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA.
All are invited to attend, share their views, and learn how to become
a part of the festival. I hope to see you there. In the meantime,
find more photographs taken during The Monday May 11th
COTA Meeting at
as well as other meetings held throughout the year in The COTA
Meetings 2015 Archive at
mission of The Celebration of the Arts (COTA) is to present and to
support the art of jazz in all its forms and historical breadth
through youth education, performing arts presentations, scholarship
opportunities, and community outreach throughout the Pocono area.
Please Explore The Celebration of the Arts Facebook Page at
their Website at www.cotajazz.org,
or by calling 570-424-2210 to learn how you can become a volunteer
and to learn for more information all about COTA has to offer.