Kids’ Orchestra 2019 Spring Neighborhood Concert Series – Celebrate Our Students’ Semester of Hard Work
Baton Rouge, LA (March 18, 2019) – Kids’ Orchestra is proud to present our 2019 Spring Neighborhood Concert Series. Join us for an evening of music performed by our Kindergarten through fifth-grade instrument ensembles. Our neighborhood concerts allow students from each Teaching Site to showcase their skills to members within their communities and celebrates the culmination of their hard work throughout the semester.
Jody Hanet, Executive Director of Kids’ Orchestra is often heard saying, “There’s a big correlation between higher brain function and those who study music. We’re equipping children 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.”
All performances begin at 5:30 pm and are free and open to the public.
- April 8 – Mayfair Laboratory School
- April 9 – Westdale Heights Academic Magnet
- April 10 – Park Ridge Academic Magnet School (PRAMS)
- April 10 – LaSalle Elementary
- April 11 – The Dufrocq School
- April 15 – Claiborne Elementary
- April 15 – First United Methodist Church (Kids’ Choir)*
- April 16 – Ryan Elementary
- April 17 – Greenbrier Elementary
- May 5 – McKinley Middle Magnet School (Honors)**
*Kids’ Choir performance begins at 6 p.m.
**Honors Program performance begins at 4 p.m.
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 eighth 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