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Atlanta R&B Group 112 Announces Comeback Album with Week’s Worth of Activities at South Atlanta High School

Twenty years ago, legendary super producer Diddy introduced a hot new R&B act, consisting of four aspiring vocal artists from then-George High School, with the vocal ability to dominate rhythm and blues while simultaneously complimenting hip hop. The group consisted of Quinnes Parker, Michael Keith, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick and Daron Jones also known as 112. Now after…

Pianos for Peace Donates Festival Pianos to Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Pianos for Peace, a nonprofit organization designed to promote peace and philanthropy through art, music and education, 11 beautifully painted pianos are now located inside Atlanta Public Schools. Before the arrival of the pianos, the organization invited the Maynard Jackson High School Orchestra and the J.W. Dobbs Elementary School musical ensemble to Hartsfield-Jackson…

Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s…

Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus Wins National Competition

Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list. The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held…

The Gift of Music: Price Wildcat Band Receives New Instruments

By Mariama Tyler Jenkins Several Luther Judson Price Wildcat band students at APS Price Middle School can now practice their music at home thanks to the Gift of Music Foundation. Price band director and its Teacher of the Year, Ms. Tara Byrdsong, received three clarinets and two flutes from Scott Monroe, founder and executive director…

Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education surprises Brianne Turgeon at Springdale Park with $7,500 Award

Brianne Turgeon, music teacher at Springdale Park Elementary School, is one of 10 APS educators to win the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). AFAEE announced the award in a surprise celebration at Springdale Park, and presented Turgeon with a $7,500 check to fund The Science in Music Project, a professional development opportunity,…