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GIYO StringOn! Program Visits Frederica Academy

9.25.17 - A message from the Arts Center
 
Dear Frederica Academy Community,
 
Our friends from the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) came to Frederica Academy for the StringsOn! Program this past week. They worked with our Fourth and Fifth Grade students and introduced them to the joy of playing the violin. On the last day, some even played the Cello and Double Bass. They were so excited! And so were we. We are thrilled to have GIYO involved on our campus. We are currently in discussions with GIYO representatives regarding a more expansive, year-round Strings program for our Lower School with hopes to expand it to the Middle School next year.
 
Click HERE to see more photos taken during the GIYO StringsOn! Program.

 
We have quite an impressive Fine Arts Facility with plenty of room to grow. I have shared a vision with our Administration that will take three years for us to accomplish. With a little hard work, we can certainly do it. Imagine if you will, a full Symphonic Band Program with strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Out of this full band, we can create a Jazz Band, string quartets, and many performance options. We have already brought the instruments out for our 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders, and they are excelling in their music. They are already reading music, and making almost the right notes on their horns. Sometimes it is very challenging, but we are having so much fun!

I truly believe that we can all work together to bring to the Golden Isles the sound of music from our students at Frederica Academy. It will take a little time, but our amazing students can be the best. Please click HERE to email me should you want to get together to talk about a shared vision for our music program or if you have instruments you would like to donate to the school. We are in the process of creating a wish-list of items we need and would certainly welcome financial or in-kind donations to help us continue to grow our music program.
 



Finally, I am so honored to be a part of your child's life. It is a joy to watch our students discover music and focus on music reading. We have a wonderful adventure ahead of us all. I do look forward to meeting you soon.
 
Always,
 
Director of Fine Arts

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