A Brief History

Board of Directors


Young Musicians


A Brief History of Music On The Divide

The organizing board of “Music Makers in the Hills” first met on November 20, 1989 under the leadership of Bob Toren. The first concert was held in 1990. By March of that year the group had 141 family members and changed its name to “Music On The Divide.” Bob Toren was President until 1992 and remained on the board until 2000.

Other important people in the history of Music On The Divide include James and Ilse White. Ilse was President for many years and was instrumental in building a strong and loyal following for the organization. She was very professional and insisted on putting on quality classical music programs. The Whites’ untimely deaths in 2006 led to the appointment of Judy Cuesta as President. During her six years at the helm music programs were expanded to include jazz, folk, country, Cajun, Celtic, ragtime, theater organ and pop as well as classical.

The financial support of El Dorado Savings Bank over the years has been critical to the continued delivery of fine music programs.









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