My name is Frank Kibbish, Jr., and Kibbish Creative Arts is my personal web site that documents my activities in a few semi-creative endeavors. Here's a description of my activities that fall under the umbrella of "KCA".

Instrumental Music

This part of the KCA concept is the only actual busines endeavor -- at least, it's a business according to government definition. It is simply an accounting of my (meager, very part-time) income and any expenses that are related to my activities as an instrumental musician. I play clarinet and sax in a couple bands -- only playing occasionally, unfortunately... I wish I had the opportunity to play more often -- and I want to keep track of any money I make (or spend) in the process. I initially coined the "KCA" acronym as a means of separating music-related expenses from all my other hobbies (which are too numerous to mention).

Web Site Creation

I have since picked up responsibility for creation and maintenance of a few web sites, which are either artistic (music, literature, etc.) family oriented, or public service (amateur radio, for example) in nature. For the time being, this is strictly a volunteer activity. Perhaps someday I'll make this a serious effort and solicit actual paying customers, but for now it's something I do for free for myself and my close friends. I do put a "KCA" copyright on any web site work that I do just so people know where it comes from, but I'm not actually generating any income from this activity... it's just a way for me to get my programming "fix" (since I don't do programming in my job anymore) and maybe give back to a few worthy causes in the process.

Saxophone Restoration

I have also restored a few old saxophones, but the horns I restore are for my own use at this point. I've always had a fascination with instrument repair, so this seemed like a fun endeavor. While this is somewhat related to my instrumental music activity, it is strictly an expense rather than a source of income, and therefore a hobby that helps me to afford the addition of a few classic saxes to my collection.

Music Composition

Last but not least, I'm an aspiring composer. But I haven't actually published anything yet, so this also falls into the category of something that could potentially fall into the KCA business model at some point. However, I don't expect to have time to do anything serious about this until I've retired from my day job... which won't be any time soon.

 


 

The bottom line here is that KCA is all about my love of music, the fact that I occasionally make a little money at it, and the need to keep track of it all (I like staying on friendly terms with the IRS!). This is certainly more of a hobby than a business, but our friendly city, state and federal governments insist on calling it a business, so this is how I keep track of it all.

I will expand this website to cover the details of my endeavors as time permits. But for now, this page serves as a placeholder to anyone curious about where the "KCA" comes from should they spot it on web sites, or other paraphernalia.

If you would like to get in touch with me about any of this, feel free to send an email to .

 

Bands That I Play In
The Chico Bavarian Band The Saratoga Community Band
 
Web Sites I Host and/or Maintain
The Chico Bavarian Band The Internationals™
The West Bay Community Band N6OI.com (Amateur Radio... another hobby)
The Kibbish Family Web Site Gold and Brass
Linda McGinnis (Author) KCA (this site... doh!)

 

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