“Inspiration in passionate playing” … amazing school field trip
The students returned to school on January 5th, and immediately on January 7th, all of the Grades 3-8 students went on a field trip to MTYP for a performance of Black Violin.
This classically trained hiphop duo from Florida played primarily violin during the performance, but at times switched to playing keyboard and singing.
The students were surprised when they entered the theater, to be told by the violinists that this was NOT a concert, but a party at which everyone was invited to dance and interact. Our students didn’t need a second invitation, and soon the entire group was moving to the beat, one way or another.
The mini-lessons sprinkled throughout the performance encouraged students to be the best versions of themselves. “”If you can take three things from this show, one would be Black Violin rocks. Two would be to think outside of the box and three would be to outwork everybody.”
The students returned to school and wrote about the experience, including warm notes of thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors (Robyn Powell, Chair) for having provided them this incredible opportunity.