(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Friends of Music announces local concerts in the Savannah community in support of the 30th anniversary of Music in Our Schools Month. Local schools in the Savannah area are celebrating this month by having special music activities. Some schools are also celebrating by participating in the Georgia Music Educators Association Chorus Performance Evaluations, Georgia All State Chorus Performances in Athens and Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation Music Festival at Armstrong State University.
The purpose of Music in our Schools Month is to celebrate and raise awareness about music education by showcasing performances, having sing-alongs and providing music activities that show the positive affects of music programs and how music helps students excel academically .This is an opportunity for music teachers to bring more focus and attention to the music programs within the school and the community.
Below is a schedule of concerts and performances in the Savannah community during the month of March: “Music should be a part of every person’s life, in school or out of school,” said Mr. Raymond Patricio, President of the Savannah Friends of Music, “Take extra time this month to go to a school concert, the Savannah Music Festival or the Savannah Winds Concert.”
•March 12: Grades 5-6 of the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts will be performing at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation Music Festival at Armstrong State University at 8:50 a.m.
•March 13: Grades 7-8 of the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts will be performing at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large group Performance Evaluation Music Festival at Armstrong State University at 9:50 a.m.
•March 13: The DeRenne Middle School Concert Band will be performing at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation Music Festival at Armstrong State University at 8:50 a.m.
•March 19 – April 4: The Savannah Music Festival begins on March 19, at 12:30 p.m. and the ends with a closing party on April 4, at 9:00 p.m.
•March 24: Windsor Forest High School will preform at 6:00 p.m. at Southwest Elementary School.
•March 26: The 8th grade chorus from Coastal Middle School will preform Disney’s, The Little Mermaid Jr., at 6:30 p.m.
•March 27-28: The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will have the Honors Concert Band at 6:00 p.m. at Beach High School.
•March 31: Garrison Spring Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Garrison Gym.
According the National Association of Music Education, the Music in Our Schools Month began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music.
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Savannah Friends of Music (SFOM) is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to support, sponsor, and promote classical music programs and music education in the greater savannah area. SFOM was founded in May 2003. The organization has supported the Savannah Music Festival, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, the Savannah Children’s Choir and Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra. Now in their upcoming 12th year of operation, SFOM’s membership nears 300, and has raised and disbursed over $600,000 in fulfillment of their mission. For more information, visit their website at http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com or call 912-355-5601.
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