The Fair staff is busy preparing for the upcoming Home Tour and Holiday Fair. It seems a little taste of Fiesta in December might just be a good thing! So join us on December 3 as we kick off the 50th celebration of the King William Association. And as we gear up for the 50th Fair on April 29, we are planning for some new and exciting activities to make this the best Fair yet. We will preview our fun 2017 logo by artist Zane Thomas at the December 7 membership meeting.
Now we’d like to introduce our newest member of the Fair team, Noah Peterson. Noah is an upbeat, diligent, high energy, creative thinker, and organizer who also happens to be a delightful, emotional saxophonist. He’s been a section leader, sideman, band leader, composer, arranger, producer and business manager for blues, funk, rock, folk, gospel, avant-garde, West African marimba, reggae, pop, jazz, Zydeco, easy listening and jam bands.
With 20 years’ experience in planning festivals, programming, concerts, tours, promotions, music/TV production and media relations, Noah has exhibited the ability to build relationships and business opportunities within local and regional markets. He is experienced in social media platforms and a variety of web editors, and all the many aspects of running a small business.
Noah grew up in Billings, MT and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 joining the Marine Music Program. This experience, performing over 400 shows and logging 60,000 travel miles a year, gave him great insight and skills into what it takes to organize and maintain a group on the move. From the Marines he went to...
Portland, OR to study music at Marylhurst University, where he formed his first band, translating his military experience to civilian life. Noah began booking gigs for the band and started his own booking agency, Peterson Entertainment. He built this company from a booking agency into a record label that gained international airplay. His company/record label carries some outstanding records of bands past and present.
Currently, Noah teaches private music lessons to students in saxophone, flute and clarinet, and adult advanced students on the saxophone, and plays in The Noah Peterson Jazz Ensemble, the Solo Sax Sessions, West Kings Highway, La Chichada, and Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels.
Whew! Did we mention high energy? So, the next time you’re in the office, say “Hello” and “Welcome” to Noah! - Zet Baer, Fair Manager