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Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly High Note High Step Breakfast Was A Great Success!

Musicopia and Dancing Classrooms Philly’s High Note High Step Fundraising Breakfast took place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at The Union League of Philadelphia. This lively event provided opportunities for networking and learning about these two outstanding organizations while featuring the talents and achievements of a dynamic array of student performers, including members of the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts Drumline, the Dancing Classrooms Philly Allstars, and the Musicopia String Orchestra.  If you would like to attend a High Note High Step event in 2016, please contact Juliette Hyson, Director of Individual Giving at 215.829.9522 x. 3 or at... read more

Musicopia Gives Students the Chance to Shine In and Out of the Classroom

  Musicopia Gives Students the Chance to Shine In and Out of the Classroom During the last school year, Musicopia provided over 2,000 music education programs, most of which took place in schools. In addition to these in school programs, some of the schools funded by our Adopt A School program also have performance groups, many of which receive instruments through our Gift of Music program. In addition to performing at their own schools, these talented musicians have showcased their talent at events and occasions in and around Philadelphia (and beyond in some cases). Keep your eyes (and ears) out for them! You may see them featured at one of our events this year. As part of a two-part series, we’re profiling two of these exciting programs below! Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School The Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School’s music program, led by music teacher Steve Lanciano, is anchored by an outstanding Brass/Band program that began with Steve’s vision to teach every fifth through eighth grader a brass instrument. That core methodology has now expanded to Hostos’ two sister schools, Pantoja Charter, and Stetson Charter. This development allows any 5th – 8th grade student at any of the three Aspira Schools to participate in the Puerto Rican Day Parade as a member of an actual marching band. The program has also grown to include the Day of the Band, in which all three school’s bands come together at the end of the year to participate in a joint performance. Students from all three schools practice the same piece of music ahead of time, and then meet on... read more

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