Winter Concerts Abound as Semester Comes to a Close

Mays Winter Concert 2Benjamin E. Mays High School held its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 14, in the school’s auditorium.

‘Tis the season for winter concerts, recitals and plays throughout Atlanta Public Schools.

APS Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Betsy Eppes said the performances are more than just exhibitions signalling the end of the semester.

“These performances are critical because the fine arts are a performance-based curriculum,” Eppes said. “They must end with some type of presentation so that students can show what they learned during the semester.”

Eppes said she sees great support for the fine arts in APS.

“The APS community really embraces the fine arts,” Eppes said. “They are a community builder, and you can track the great parental involvement. Along with sports participation, the greatest amount of parental involvement in our schools can be found in fine arts.”

Earlier this month, performances were held at Maynard Jackson High School (December 3), Springdale Park Elementary (December 3), Dobbs Elementary (December 8), Grady High (December 8), Brown Middle (December 9), North Atlanta High (December 10), Burgess-Peterson Elementary (December 14) and Mays High (December 14).

Here is the list of performances for the rest of the month (Admission to all events is free of charge):

December 15   Adamsville Primary                                9 a.m.
Performance:  Pre-K through second grade will perform along with the Adamsville Step Team and Pep Squad.

December 16   Carver High School                                  7 p.m.
Performance:
  “Winter Around the World,” a band, chorus and dance collaboration.

December 16   Therrell High School                               5 p.m.
Performance:
   A choral and instrumental musical presentation.

December 17   Douglass High School                             6 p.m.
Performance:   A band, choral and drama holiday presentation.

December 17   Miles Intermediate                                  9 a.m.
Performance:
   Third through fifth grade will perform along with the Miles Orchestra.

December 17   Slater Elementary                                    6 p.m.
Performance:     A holiday concert.

December 17   F.L. Stanton Elementary                        9 a.m.
Performance:
   A presentation by the F.L. Stanton orchestra.

December 18   Morris Brandon Elementary                  8 and 10 a.m.
Performance:
   A music and French presentation.

December 18   Usher-Collier Heights Elementary     9 a.m.
Performance:
   A holiday concert.

December 19   Cascade Elementary                                 9 and 10:30 a.m.
Performance:
   Class and choral presentations.

 

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