Woodside Elementary School students will be involved in numerous musical activities featuring professional musicians during January as part of its involvement with Arts in Community Education (ACE), a component of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s education program. They include:
- “Pangaea” a program for third-graders – Jan. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Large Group Area. Two performers will play Afro-Caribbean percussion and steel drums.
- “Conductor” a program for kindergartners – Jan. 17 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Large Group Area. Francesco Lecce-Chong, resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will explain the role of a conductor and will have the kindergarten students practice a conductor’s motions.
- “Last Gaspe” a program for fourth-graders – Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the gym. A violin and piano duo will involve all the fourth-graders in dancing to European and North American folk dances.
Woodside is one of 22 schools in the Milwaukee metropolitan area participating in ACE, which is nationally recognized as an exemplary model for arts education. ACE at Woodside is funded by Woodside’s Home and School organization and by Woodside parents. Heather Cheslock and Rose Frohna are the music teachers at Woodside, located at W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex.