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The Arts

  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 …

AAPS Art Exhibit at Ann Arbor District Library

April 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Ann Arbor Publics Schools’ K-12 Art Exhibition will be at the Ann Arbor District Library downtown location ( 343 S. Fifth Ave.) from April 18 to May 29. An opening reception will be held May 2 from 6-8 p.m.

By Tara Cavanaugh Fourth graders from Ms. Thomas, Mrs. Bankey, Mr. Michelson and Mr. Klein’s fourth grade classes performed a rousing tribute to America this week. Carmino Rovosa’s half hour musical “Let’s Hear it for America,” which celebrates America’s history and diversity, was performed Tuesday …

The latest exhibit at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design opened Monday with the flair of a world-class art show. A live presentation showed art in process. Violins serenaded the thick crowd. Art hung from the ceiling, gleamed in display cases and beckoned from the walls. But this new exhibit was unusually diverse in medium and message, thanks to its hundreds of young artists from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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