PTA Sponsored Events
Do you remember your introduction to jazz? Do you remember thinking, once you heard it, “How can anybody NOT like jazz?”
This is why the PTA has sponsored a Jazz Night at Shepherd Elementary for 22 years. The love of jazz transcends generations. It sure transcends whoever the PTA president is any given year! Jazz Night is also a big thank-you to the surrounding Shepherd Park neighborhood for their ongoing support of the school. You see, they love jazz, too! And by sponsoring Jazz Night, we plant the seed in our children for their own love of jazz: ragtime, swing, bop, fusion, and every genre in between.
Here’s how Jazz Night works:
- It’s a potluck. Different classrooms will be assigned different foods to bring. That way we can assure enough for everybody in attendance.
- There’s music. Michael Wallace from the Howard University jazz faculty picks some of the brightest and best students in the program to perform at Shepherd.
- It’s child-friendly. Children can eat with their parents, but our plans afterward call for an “instrument petting zoo” where Shepherd students can get to touch other instruments and listen to how they sound. After the petting zoo, we’ll screen “The Princess and the Frog,” the New Orleans-set, jazz-themed animated movie –- Disney’s first to feature an African-American lead character.
- And best of all, it’s free to parents and community alike.
Now that you know what to expect, we expect to see YOU at Jazz Night.
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium (cafeteria and library for children’s activities).
To learn more about Jazz Night, contact PTA First Vice President Alicia Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bianca Bostic, President
Shepherd Elementary PTA