“Music can change the world because it can change people.”
Registration for the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Young People’s Concert begins September 3, 2014. This concert is FREE and is open to all Alameda public elementary school students and middle school music students. The concert takes place on October 24, 2014. There are two concerts, 9:30 – 10:15 and 10:45 – 11:15. Students must be registered for one of these concerts by their teachers, first come first serve. Click here to register: http://www.oebs.org/ypcalameda/.
This year’s theme is EVERYONE CAN DO IT: MAKE MUSIC WITH THINGS AROUND YOU! This multi-media concert will focus on making music with every-day objects such as typewriters, toys and kitchen utensils. Special guest, Hai Yue Zhang will join the Symphony to demonstrate how to make music using a leaf. He will be joined by The Great Wall Orchestra, an all-Chinese instrument youth orchestra under the direction of Sherlyn Chew. A new work has been commissioned for the Great Wall Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony and Hai Yue Zhang by Chinese composer Cheng Long Zhou and will be premiered at this concert.
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The same can be said of art, dance and drama as well. In fact, the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) are a core component of a well-rounded education. The arts are the languages we all speak, no matter our individual differences. Experiencing and creating works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development and there is a strong relationship between learning in the arts and academic achievement.
The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) supports the arts in many ways. Over the past 30 years, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars via fundraising to generate much-needed funds for music, art and drama in Alameda public schools. We provide grants to VAPA teachers through our Adopt A Classroom program Our Enrichment classes and camps offer a variety of art, music, drama, and dance classes to hundreds of Alameda school children. We actively pursue a drive to collect used musical instruments for Alameda music programs.
Support AEF and Keep the Arts Alive for Alameda Students!