Classics for Kids
The purpose of Classics for Kids is simple: bring classical music to students. This program has two primary elements
Classic for Kids has two primary elements:
1. The orchestra demonstrates musical examples by bringing chamber ensembles into the fourth-grade classrooms in the thirteen elementary public schools of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Rice, and Sartell. The visits include performances by the brass, woodwind, string, and percussion sections of the orchestra and give students the chance to interact with working musicians about music and performance.
2. The orchestra produces a formal concert for the 1,400 fourth-grade students. This concert is both educational and experiential. The conductor explains aspects of the orchestra and classical music to the students. A pre-event training session for teachers provides them with materials to prepare students for the concert.
Classic for Kids occurs during the 4th-grade, a perfect time to inspire the students to join band or orchestra in the upcoming year!