Music Matters 2012

Parkside Community School - Austin Texas Montessori School



As we move into our 21st year, Parkside Community School continues to provide quality Montessori education to Austin families and their children ages three through 12. We offer “Montessori from the heart in the heart of Austin” – off Lamar and just south of the river. Parkside is once again hosting “Music Matters” this year at Shoal Crossing on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 7:00-11:00pm. Our musical entertainment will feature Austin’s own Earl Poole Ball and The Cosmic Americans. There will also be live and silent auctions as well as delicious food and libations and of course, a general good time for ALL.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Parkside’s music and development programs. These programs include classical guitar, tuition assistance, classroom enhancements, teacher training and special workshops for our staff. These programs enable Parkside to maintain economic and cultural diversity within the school community while continuing to touch the lives of our children for years to come.

Join us for a another fun evening as we remember the past and look into the future of Parkside Community School.

When and Where

DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2012
TIME: 7:00- 11:00pm
LOCATION: Shoal Crossing

Earl Poole Ball & The Cosmic Americans

EARL POOLE BALL-Singer and pianist (Johnny Cash-Gram Parsons) along with rockin/blusey/rockabilly/original music band THE COSMIC AMERICANS. Members are: GLEN FUKUNAGA–BASS (Joe Ealey-Lloyd Maines-Dixie Chicks) JODI ADAIR–VOCALS (exciting new vocalist-songwriter-performer) CASPER RAWLS-=GUITAR (James Burton–Leroi Bros.–Buck Owens) DONY WYNN–DRUMS (Robert Plant–Brooks & Dunn) Based in Austin Texas since 2009–musically exciting and theatrically dynamic all at the same time.

Tickets & Tables

Who’s Invited? MUSIC MATTERS is open to all of Parkside’s families, alums, prospective families, faculty, staff and their families (adults only). In addition, the general public is invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets may be purchased online soon or by calling Shannon at Parkside (512) 472-2559. Tickets are non-refundable.


Table Sponsors

Full reserved table in prime center location (seats 10)
+Signage at event and in program


Individual Tickets

** Need sponsorship information by 2/22/2012 for program and presentation. Parkside will contact you regarding the details of your sponsorship.
Live & Silent Auction Items


Classroom Projects
– Birdbaths – 6 total (stop by the courtyard to give them a peek)
– Glass Coffee Table with original artwork from LE2

Two paintings from Parkside alumni, Taylor Winn (hanging in the front office through tomorrow)

Vacation Destinations:
– White sandy beaches in Cozumel, Mexico (1 wk)
– Cozy Cabin in the woods in Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe (1 wk)
– Oceanfront Family Getaway in New Smyrna Beach, FL (1 wk)


Birthday Parties
– Blazer Tag
– Chapparal Ice
– Jump!
– National Elite Gymnastics
– Paul Cates Stables

Summer Camps
– I9 Sports
– Austin Sports Academy
– Bits, Bytes and Bots
– Champions
– Girlstart Camp
– Helping Hands Montessori
– Khable Summer Camps
– The Money Academy
– Paul Cates Stables
– Rippner Tennis at the South Austin Center
– ZACH Theatre

Entertainment & Dining
– Austin Film Festival Producer’s Badges
– The Paramount Theatre Film Passes
– Parkside (restaurant)
– SXSW Music wristbands
– La Traviata
– Uchiko
– True Blood DVD Set, Season One

Fine Art
– Signed lithograph print by Mark Miks

– Teeth Whitening from Michael F. Lessner, D.D.S.
– Massage at 5 Fitness Training & Yoga

– Recycled Wine Bottle Trays from Lotsa Shimmer
– Services from Barton Springs Upholstery
– Organizing consultation from Laura Smith Organizing
– Zoku Popsicle Maker
– White Thermal Carafe by Alfi

– One of a kind necklace from Lotsa Shimmer
– Stella & Dot Jewelry
– T-shirts from One-Eared Cat Designs

Gift baskets of Local Wine, Beer and Spirits

And more items still coming in…

Evening Details



7:30 – 8:30

Earl Poole Ball & The Cosmic Americans

8:30 – 9:00

Live Auction

9:00 – 10:00

Earl Poole Ball & The Cosmic Americans


Silent Auction Closes

10:30 – 11:00

Auction Check-out


Good Night and Thanks!
About Parkside Community School

Our History: In early 1991, preparation met opportunity in the form a dilapidated former meat-packing plant at 1701 Toomey Road. Where others saw only broken windows and derelict real estate, Joe and Claire Bruno could see a school.

With financial backing from Mary Ann Justman and Wayo Longoria, and commitments from a group of like-minded parents, the Brunos determined to make their vision a reality. Months of frenzied construction ensued. By September 3, 1991, the old meat-packing plant had been transformed and on that day Parkside Community School opened its doors for the first time with 75 children attending classes. Today, two decades later, Parkside has an enrollment of about 130 students, from three-year-olds to 6th graders. And rather than being the new kid in town, Parkside has matured into one of the oldest Montessori schools in Austin.

Since 1991, Parkside has been providing Montessori-based education that cultivates social skills and a strong sense of community through school-wide activities and outdoor experiences. From group movement and cultural celebrations to swimming in Barton Creek, Parkside strives for academic excellence as well as rich social experiences that nurture the child, the family and the community.

Joe Bruno hopes to build on the music program at Parkside waxing poetically that “music is the math we hear.” He’s continuously inspired by the many musically inclined families who are a part of the Parkside community as well as Austin’s music heroes whose children or relatives have attended the school including Shawn Colvin, Eliza Gilkyson, Sara Hickman, Asleep At The Wheels’ Ray Benson, and Escovedo.

Our Goal/Mission: Our goal is for each child to become an independent, self-reliant person with the skills necessary to achieve their goals while also contributing to society. Toward this end, we base our educational approach on the developmental philosophy and educational methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Parkside Community School
“Parkside has a wonderful reputation in the Montessori community of Austin, and thus intrigued us. But what kept us at Parkside is the love and support we feel from the teachers, admin, directors, and community. Our primary teachers were more than just "guides" -- they obviously cared for my children in my absence. And Joe and Claire are the loving shepherds of a small flock of eager sheep.”
The Scotts