JAX Symphony Guild takes Instrument Zoo to HAE

JAX Symphony Guild takes Instrument Zoo to HAE
Sherri Webber with daughter Abby on the violin

Sherri Webber with daughter Abby on the violin

An Evening of the Arts at Hendricks Avenue Elementary school was a family night full of entertaining and creative activities, not the least of which was a musical “zoo”.  The Jacksonville Symphony Guild brought its full complement of instruments to the Mar. 21 event to provide an exposure to and appreciation of orchestral music.
Joyce Hanson, of the Guild’s Education Committee, said they have 15 such Instrument Zoo classroom visits to supplement music education in the schools. The Symphony Guild also offers scholarships for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Docent Training programs, Musical Safari teaching booklets and Harmony Grant awards.
Families enjoyed performances by a recorder ensemble and the Melody Makers, and got creative juices flowing with hands-on art projects. Local artist showed their work while the school’s Art Club displayed work submitted in its Art & Literature contests. A dads’ band, assembled by Pretty Boy Freud’s Ed Cotton (an employee of HAE and a father) along with three other fathers, Terry Fore, Aaron Winters and CJ Fluharty, added to the general merriment of the evening.

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