Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180 issued the following announcement on Sept. 4.
The Dancing Drum is coming to CCSD 180!
This past spring Amy Brockman and Carol Collins were invited to apply for a very special grant through the DuPage Foundation/JCS Fund called the Young People’s Music Initiative. The goal of this grant is to encourage classical instrumental music performance and education, as well as general music education for the residents of DuPage County. The Initiative provides grants over a seven-year period in support of DuPage County preschool, elementary, and high school instrumental and general music programs that the JCS Fund. Amy and Carol were able to write a proposal and in July found out we are receiving an initial grant of $25,000 to be used for instrumental purposes in both the band and general music classrooms.
As part of our grant, we are very excited to announce that we are hosting an artist-in-residence the week of September 23. The Dancing Drum is an energetic, interactive drumming experience that focuses on building character and discovering different forms of world music. On Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 23 and 24) The Dancing Drum will be at BRMS running 45 minuted grade level sessions with an interactive performance assembly on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday they will be at AMJE doing the same.
On the evening of Thursday, September 26th, there will be a Family Drumming Night open to the entire community to come in and join the fun! It’s going to be an amazing week of fun for our students and something they are not likely to forget soon!
Below are things the Foundation asks to be shared in any publicity.
About the JCS Arts
Health and Education Fund The JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation supports instrumental music, cultural, health, educational, artistic and other charitable organizations serving the needs of residents of DuPage County, Illinois. The Fund is particularly interested in programs that provide long-term benefits.
About the DuPage Foundation
As DuPage County’s philanthropic leader, the DuPage Foundation receives contributions and bequests from individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations looking to make a difference for our community and the causes about which they are most passionate. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown to more than $95 million in assets and awarded nearly $45 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond. During the past fiscal year, $4.8 million was awarded from the Foundation’s more than 300 funds on behalf of donors and the community. For more information, visit www.dupagefoundation.org.
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