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‘We want to educate the whole child’

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman at the piano he says badly needs to be replaced. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS News Editor When Scarlett Middle School music teacher Cory Bergman sits down at the choir room piano, it’s apparent that …

Pioneer musicians honored at state festivals

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Katy Ross & Kai Hoffman are among the honored Pioneer musicians. As a result of their performance at the State Solo and Ensemble Festivals on March 21, the following Pioneer Band and Orchestra students have been nominated from more than 10,000 high school students from …

  Skyline High School presents William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of dark ambition, Macbeth, in the Skyline High School Auditorium on March 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com for $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and seniors.  Tickets will also be available …

Oby Ugwuegbu, Nylise Jones and Pamela Quintana-Salazar Community High School students honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through poetry, prose and dance during the school’s annual MLK assembly at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church last week. CHS Dean Marci Tuzinsky said it’s important to …

Pioneer Theatre Guild presents Guys and Dolls

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Coming this weekend and next: Another smash hit from the Pioneer Theatre Guild. Don’t miss “Guys and Dolls,” often considered the gold standard for musical theater. Tickets are $10 for students, 65+ seniors and PHS Staff; $15 for adults. Performance Dates: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 …

  The Foundation for Music Education’s “Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors project has announced that the 2013-14 Pioneer Symphony Band received “National Winner” status in the “New Music” category and “Commended Winner” Status (in the AAAA Classification). There were 224 entries from 35 states. …

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance and the School of Social Work, along with U-M’s innovative “Third Century Initiative” Grants, an El Sistema music program is being piloted at Mitchell Elementary.

High School Nation bus tour stops at Pioneer

October 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The High School Nation bus tour stopped at Pioneer High School on Oct. 2, delivering opportunities for students to interact with music — and a large donation.

As you go up the stairs to see the exhibit, what you’ll likely notice first is a huge, 10-foot tall tree.The decoupaged tree is a three-school project, showing art from Bryant Elementary second graders, King Elementary fourth graders, and Pattengill fourth graders.

Tappan Middle School’s eighth grade band, choir and orchestra have the honor of performing at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. next month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Carpenter students tour UMMA on April 17, 2013. By Tara Cavanaugh As Carpenter Elementary fifth graders toured the University of Michigan Museum of Art, they learned about more than sculptures and paintings. They also learned about science, culture and history. UMMA recently unveiled curricular art …

Huron High School alum, and U.S. Marine Band clarinetist Jonathon Troy returned to the district for a Picnic Pop performance May 20, 2012. “I just wanted to let you know that the music programs in the Ann Arbor Public Schools are extraordinary,” he said to …

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