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Driving down Mammoth Cave National Park roads and received an important text? Pull over to a safe place and read it. Don't put yourself and others at risk. #DriveOurParks. ... See MoreSee Less
Someone has service inside the park?!
Mammoth Cave - 4th of July Celebration
Enjoy a unique variety of patriotic music performed in the Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Janet Bass Smith, former cave guide and master of the keyboard. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and is free of charge.
Janet Bass Smith holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of MissouriKansas City, Conservatory of Music, and has studied at Juilliard and Eastman School of Music. She has served on several college and university faculties, currently maintains an independent piano studio in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and continues to perform throughout the United States. She has performed throughout Europe, and in 2003 performed a piano concerto with an orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has performed several times at Mammoth Cave, both inside the cave and on the surface.
A founding member of the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra (now Orchestra Kentucky), she served as principal keyboardist from 2000 to 2006, and from 2002 to 2007 served as marketing chair. Articles she has written have been published in the American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, and NSSA Journal. In 2013 she was named a Fellow of the Music Teachers National Association, and in 2012 was presented the Ed Bishop award for research from Mammoth Cave. A church organist, amateur cellist, avid caver, a prize-winning oil painter and poet, she was a seasonal park ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park from 1993 through 2014.
She has been married to flutist/composer Charles W. Smith since 1957. They have four sons (one deceased), seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Janet will perform a variety of musical compositions including: America, America the Beautiful, God Bless America, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Yankee Doodle, Yankee Doodle Dandy, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Stars and Stripes Forever, and the hymns of each branch of the United States armed forces, and many more.
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Drat! We won't be in the park until Thursday afternoon... Kay
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That is one celebration I wish I could attend. Enjoy the fourth.
Happy Birthday Mammoth Cave National Park. The park was dedicated as the 26th National Park 77 years ago, July 1, 1941. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday to one of my most favorite National Parks! I was lucky enough to have lived and worked there in the summer of 1999 with the SCA crew to do trail maintenance on the Sal Hollow Trail with a small group of other teenagers. So many memories to last a lifetime at such a beautiful spot on Earth! I have been back a few times since and there is always something new to explore. It’s been too long - I need to come visit again soon!
Never been there. Would like to come.
Didn’t know today was MACA’s birthday. When you retire from the park it is almost like getting a divorce! You never hear from them!
Happy Happy Birthday Love this place.
So glad to have this beautiful park only 30 minutes from home.
I live Mammoth Cave! 🙂