Mission Moment: Sussex Elementary students bring gift of music to community

Group photo of the Sussex Singers

The Sussex Singers are making a difference at their school and in the community.

Students from Sussex Elementary School make music fun and entertaining while sharing that joy with the community. How? Two music programs – the Sussex Singers and the Sussex Bucket Band – were supported through grants awarded to Sussex Elementary by The Education Foundation of BCPS last year.

Students in each group performed at several public venues, including assisted care facilities, public libraries, and shopping malls. Taking their music to the community gave students the opportunity share outcomes of lessons learned through music instruction.

Music concepts can help students make connections to strengthen and enhance their ability to problem solve and use improved critical thinking skills, which have been identified in brain based studies of student learning.

Through public performance, students were able to build a stronger sense of self confidence while  gaining a solid sense of community. To their audiences’ delight, they received the uplifting display of song and rhythm felt through live presentation.

The music programs were made possible by the following individuals who spearheaded the grant projects: Mr. Tommy Tate, Mr. Bradley Mitchell, Ms. Ashley Battersby, Ms. Mary Schumacher under the leadership of Mr. Tom Bowser, Principal.  Thank you for making these programs possible.

Want to see the Sussex Bucket Band in action? Here you go!

We hope to see performances again in the near future!

Would you like to have an experience like this for the students in your school?  If so, The Education Foundation of BPCS 2017-2018 grant application process is available on our website.  Applications will be received up until October 20th, 2017.  Grant application support is also provided!  Check us out online.

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