Common Ground on the Border
Friday - Saturday, January 12-13, 2018

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FAQ Page

Is there a list of "Things to Bring"?

Weather in January is usually cool, with high temperatures averaging between 66 and 72 degrees and low temperatures in the 40s. It cools off at night. Sunscreen, a windbreaker, t-shirts and sandals are all recommended. Depending upon the Morning Excursion selected, participants should plan to bring valid ID - a U.S. drivers license or valid passport.

NOTE: For participants bringing an instrument, please be advised that the air is VERY DRY, which can damage your instrument - it is strongly advised that participants bring instruments in a good quality case with a humidifier. Humidifiers can be found online or at your local music store.

Is there any transportation from the hotels to the church?

There will be limited transportation from hotel to the church. Transportation details will be forthcoming. Contact Randy Mayer at with immediate questions.

Are instruments available on loan, and if so, how do I get one?

A limited amount of instruments are available---please contact Randy Mayer at

Can students record the teachers, particularly for music classes?

Students will need to ask each instructor about recording the class.

Will the CGOTH store be open? In particular, will harmonicas be available for sale, or do participants need to bring their own?

A CGOTH store will be open to sell CD's, instructor books and other items - we will have a limited number of C harmonicas and castanets. 

Will art supplies be provided, or do I need to bring my own?

All supplies for the art classes will be provided, unless otherwise noted on the course description.

Where will meals be served?

For those who register for the meal plan, meals will be served at the church where Common Ground on the Border is taking place.

Where do we park?

There is parking available at the church.

Is the program handicapped accessible?

Yes - the church is fully handicapped accessible.


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