Milford School and Syracuse Elementary School have both received Dekko Foundation Art Enhancement grants this year. The purpose of this grant is to bring the arts into the school for students to experience in person. This money may only be used for arts experiences in the elementary grades and not supplies or equipment. Each school received $3000 to achieve this endeavor. Some of the programs that have been scheduled by the music department for this spring include:
- The Griot Drum Ensemble will be visiting both elementary schools, with the group staying after school to lead the Syracuse Elementary drum circle students during their practice time. This group will be coming from Indianapolis on March 12.
- The South Bend Symphony Woodwind Ensemble will be visiting both elementary schools on April 2. They will be in Milford in the morning and Syracuse in the afternoon. They introduce the students to the instruments as well as various composers and music styles.
For the art department, Brenda Stiver has invited a traveling artist, Jake Webster, to come and present a program for the 4th and 5th grade students with a hands-on workshop. Denise Potter also has a traveling art program and various artists headed to Milford.
We look forward to updating you on the success of these programs in future posts. Thanks for supporting our arts programs.