I wish you could have been there for a recent visit to a Caldwell elementary school by Metales M5. This brass quintet from Mexico presented a bilingual assembly, where they played classical standards as well as movie music and traditional Mexican music. Afterwards, the kids rushed up to the performers to talk and get signatures. It was maybe the first time in recorded history where a tuba player was rushed for autographs! I wish you could have been there for our Sensory-friendly, Special Needs Assembly at Jewett Auditorium. Before the Cello Collective played a concert program for local special education classes, we sponsored a musical petting zoo where the kids could try out multiple instruments. This assembly proved that people of all abilities can enjoy the delights of music if there is an accomodating atomosphere. I wish you could see our local children shine as the little mice in the Nutcracker Ballet, swinging their little tails on stage for the first time. I wish you could see classes enthralled with a guitarist, intrigued by a folk dance, or changed by a story. We get to see thousands of kids every season get inspired, uplifted, and educated by our Educational Outreach programs. Please help us continue our mission by giving today! You can help us keeps the arts alive in our community by supporting one of our programs:
For more information about Caldwell Fine Arts, please see our website: caldwellfinearts.org. Our new 2016-2017 season gets released on May 5, so check out what we have coming next season!