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Hundreds of Talented Students From Elk Grove Unified Schools Across the Sacramento Region Take Center Stage at “Concert at the Capitol” to Advocate for Music Arts

 

WHAT: Hundreds of Elk Grove Unified student musicians in band and choir will perform and “Stand Up 4 Music” to advocate for art and music programs in schools across the Golden State on Thursday, May 9, 2019 on the north steps of the California State Capitol Building. In coordination with the California Music Educators Association, EGUSD students will join other schools to drum-up awareness among state decision-makers about the importance of music education and will identify legislative opportunities for music programs.

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: North Steps, California State Capitol, 1100 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814

WHO: Teachers and students from Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove High School and T.R. Smedberg Middle School, students from other school band and choir programs and state lawmakers.

Scheduled Performances:

  • 9:00 a.m. – T.R. Smedberg Middle School Concert Band
  • 9:20 a.m. – T.R. Smedberg Middle School Concert Choir
  • 9:45 a.m. – Elk Grove High School Percussion Ensemble
  • 11:10 a.m. – Cosumnes Oaks High School Vocal Ensemble
  • 11:30 a.m. – Cosumnes Oaks High School Wind Ensemble
    •    – Elk Grove High School Wind Ensemble
  • 12:00 p.m. – Cosumnes Oaks High School Vocal Ensemble
  • 12:35 p.m. – Combined High School Bands  – FINALE

WHY: In collaboration with the California Music Educators Association, Elk Grove Unified band and choir students are taking the initiative to spread awareness of the benefits of having music and art programs in California schools.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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