In honor of Music In Our School Month, the Meridian Public-School District will be putting one musical performance that’s worth seeing, and this is not the first time the school district has done this.
“The reaction from the parents have been just amazing over the years: I’ve had parents come up to me and thank me personally for what we’ve done, and putting this concert on.They just enjoy it so much, and to see their kids not only seeing but play instruments on the stage and have just different roles on how the music impacts their children.” Said Michelle Cook Parkview Elementary music specialist.
This event is annual and big and requires a lot of cooperation from faculty, and the students that are in it.
“All six of our elementary schools and doing a concert with over 100 children celebrating this big event.” Said Michelle Cook Parkview Elementary music specialist.
This year's concert contains flavor from all kinds of culture.
“We have a Latin piece; we also have a piece from the movie Moana showing we know the way, the kids have really enjoyed that one. It’s got Portuguese in it, and we’ve really gotten into that piece, we’ve all gotten spiritual of great day the kids have really enjoyed learning that because we’ve collaborated that with February being black history month.” Said Michelle Cook Parkview Elementary music specialist.
Cook adds how students react differently to learning when participating in the performing arts.
“Arts is so vitally important, to a child’s education no child learns the same way that their classmate does, and so when you have arts, you’re able to integrate and use different approaches to teach children and different ways of maybe hooking that information that maybe they can’t get.” Said Michelle Cook Parkview Elementary music specialist.