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Second Graders Experience the Fred Ingold Music Festival

Alyssa St. Clair enjoys the performance

On March 17, 2011 the entire second grade class at Waxhaw Elementary School was transported to Marvin Ridge High School for the “Fred Ingold Music Festival”. 

Named for the late Fred Ingold, a former principal at Walter Bickett Elementary who died in 1996, this year’s festival celebrated its 13th year of promoting music to second graders.

The students enjoyed many styles of music performed by the Marvin Ridge High School concert band and Vivace, a student string group affiliated with the Union Symphony. 

They were taught the names of various instruments, and heard demonstrations of the sounds each made.   The concert band did an excellent job of selecting music that was very engaging for our second graders.

The students enjoyed a live performance and it was a wonderful opportunity of integrated cultural enhancement of the community, and the second grade science unit on sound.

“It was exciting to see the students enjoying the music.  They were very impressed with the instruments, and the performances. This performance was arranged for us!  It was a real treat for our students,” said Ms. Goodson.

Nolan Stack said , “It was cool they played Star Wars and Mario.”

Written by: Tiffany Brown, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Apr 05, 2011 by Kimberly Thomas

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