MM Stories: Tari T.

Tari, Grace and Lee

Tari, Grace and Lee

In May of 2013, my husband and I bought a little house in Mountain Ranch. We were pretty familiar with the Murphys area in Calaveras County, but didn’t know much about Mountain Ranch. A neighbor had invited me to an event at the Resource Center, and after a day of house painting, I went down there to check it out.

I met several of my neighbors, including Julie and Bill who I found out lived right across the street. While we were chatting, Julie asked me, “do you sing?” And I said “yeah.”

Then she told me about her group, Mountain Melody, and invited me to come hear them sing at Mountain Ranch’s Day In The Park. I did, and I liked the group, and I decided to try out for it. I remember coming to my first rehearsal, and I was late, as I was driving up from the Bay Area, and of course there was traffic. When I got to the music room, I tried to sneak in and grab a seat, but everyone cheered for me, which was quite a nice welcome! I have really been enjoying the experience of singing with a choral group, as I really hadn’t done it much before. It’s so gratifying to learn new music, memorize it, and perform it. It’s a wonderful group, and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

Tari T., member since 2013