Believe You Can Achieve
The purpose of this project is to educate and engage the community explaining the value of music education for their children as well as showcase the Edison Middle School Band and Patron Program.
Overview of planning and execution process for this project
We then had a Veteran’s Day concert to honor all Veteran’s in our community by performing classic Military Marches such as the Washington Post March.
Our Winter concert series took place, Dec. 4th and Dec. 13th, 2018. These concerts were for the community to enjoy and featured our jazz ensembles and concert bands. In March, we invited Mr. Christopher Johnson to speak with students regarding his experience touring with Beyonce Knowles and other famous musicians/ entertainers. This event was open to the entire Edison student population. Through his presentation, he explained to students how music education played a huge role in becoming a musician and he was featured in our local newspaper.
In April, we toured four different Elementary schools providing students with opportunities to ask questions about the band program and to understand the benefits of being a part of a performing Ensemble.
In addition to the Elementary school tours, we performed at the schools’ 5th grade open house, showcasing our recruitment flyers, concert programs, and jazz combo.
We concluded our year with our yearly “Day in the Park” performance aimed for community engagement.
Specific Budget Breakdown
- Summer Camp: $120 (Folders, sheet protectors, markers, label maker)
- $25 (water-balloons)
- Winter Concert Series: $760 (concert programs)
- Guest Artist/ Clinician: $360 (posters)
- Elementary school Recruitment Materials: $185 (Trifold Brochure)