Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let the little drummers drum!Cro

from the KROX website: 
HIGHLAND SCHOOL HOSTING AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE THIS WEEK The Highland Elementary Music Department is hosting an artist-in-residence this week, September 19-23.  Mick LaBriola is a percussionist who is in Crookston to spend time with fourth grade students in his "Rhythm Roots Workshop".  Students will be playing instruments from other parts of the world, learning rhythms, songs, and countries of origin.
“Highland School and the Crookston Public Schools are very thankful and proud to have received funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council,” said Nancy Pearson, Highland School Music teacher. “This week's residency was made possible, in part, by this important funding.”
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund came into being as part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that Minnesota Voters overwhelmingly passed in 2008.  Because of the work the state legislature has done to direct this funding to the Minnesota State Arts Board and Regional Arts Council System, it has ensured that this money is bringing access to the arts in every corner of the state.
“We would like to thank Minnesota State Legislature, the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, and you, the voters of Minnesota for this funding,” added Pearson.
There will be a 'culminating performance' on Friday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the large group room at Highland Elementary.  Mick LaBriola and fourth grade students will present songs they've learned throughout the week.  All interested parents and public are invited to attend.

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