Last Wednesday November 2, 2011, the Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta invited our students to perform at the Grassroots Grantmakers Conference in downtown Atlanta. Led by Jessica Sherer, our Flute Teaching Artist and Gilbert House Site Manager, 11 of our more advanced students from our Gilbert House site quickly put together a medley of tunes for small ensemble and set forth for the Loudermilk Center in a “tour” bus like the rock stars that they are! They performed admirably (video below), receiving a standing ovation from the 50 or so attendees.

For helping to make this field trip happen I wish to thank: the Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta, Shirlene Anderson, the staff at the City Of Atlanta’s Office Of Cultural Affairs, Ray Anderson at the Gilbert House and the AMP@Gilbert House parents for chaperoning and for their support. Thank you all!

Here’s some footage below from the field trip:

On the bus to the Loudermilk Center!

AMP@Gilbert House wind students perform Twinkle Variations. Led by Jessica Sherer, AMP Flute Teaching Artist and Site Manager:

AMP@Gilbert House students perform Beethoven’s Ode To Joy (string variation, wind variation then strings and winds together). Led by Jessica Sherer, AMP Flute Teaching Artist and Site Manager.

Celebrating, post-performance!

Proud grandmother and granddaughter/clarinetist, Kayla, back on the "tour" bus!

Jessica and Makeda, one of our outstanding viola students.

Rock stars! Bassist Alex, and violist Nyajah.

Violinists Tobias and Kamali. Kamali was last year's concertmaster.

Jessica and I on the bus back to the Gilbert House.