Kids’ Orchestra 2018 Spring Neighborhood Concert Series – Celebrate Our Students’ Semester of Hard Work
Baton Rouge, LA (April 23, 2018) – Kids’ Orchestra is proud to present our Spring 2018 Neighborhood Concert Series. Join us for an evening of great music performed by our orchestra of talented youths from 24 East Baton Rouge Parish schools. Our neighborhood concerts allow students to showcase their skills and celebrate the culmination of their hard work throughout the semester.
“My two girls performed at a recent neighborhood concert. Their grades are soaring and they love to practice every chance they get. My oldest had a solo that day. She still talks about it. Little Sis loves just being onstage. They are not shy anymore! We love Kids’ Orchestra,” said Erica Bonton, students’ mother. All performances begin at 5:30 pm and are free and open to the public.
- May 8 Dufrocq Elementary
- May 9 LaSalle Elementary
- May 10 Ryan Elementary
- May 12 McKinley Middle Magnet School (Honors)*
- May 14 Independence Park Theatre (Kids’ Choir)**
- May 14 Claiborne Elementary
- May 16 Capitol Elementary
*Honors Program performance begins at 4 p.m.
**Kids’ Choir performance begins at 6 p.m.
Jody Hanet, Executive Director of Kids’ Orchestra said. “There’s a big correlation between higher brain function and those who study music. We’re equipping them for the future by teaching them to play an instrument. We’re not trying to create 800 professional musicians, we’re trying to create great citizens.”
Performance opportunities are available to each student through our Winter and Spring Neighborhood Concert Series where classes present their semester-long work. Honors level students perform two annual concerts as participants of one of three ensembles – Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. Honors students also participate in additional community performance opportunities throughout the year.
About Kids’ Orchestra
Baton Rouge-based Kids’ Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest after-school music program for elementary-age students in the Nation. In its seventh year, the program provides nearly 800 students from public, private, and charter schools from all corners of East Baton Rouge Parish the opportunity to study an array of instruments, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir. To learn more visit kidsorchestra.org