The Jackson Symphony League has presented the Color of Music Art Contest for 20 years. The art contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade with the goals of:
“•Providing an opportunity for listening to and visually interpreting classical music.
• Increasing awareness of The Jackson Symphony and familiarize students with repertoires presented by The Jackson Symphony.
• Encouraging a lifelong appreciation of symphonic music by young people.”
For the past three years, Homeschool Roster has provided a means for homeschool students to participate in the contest. This year, there were eight homeschool students – Alyssa Basham, Ruthie Freeman, Alex Harrison, Zane Harrison, Evangeline Holmes, Issac Holmes, Bethany Knott and Caylee Knott – who participated and four of them received winner ribbons for their art pieces and a T-shirt.
Isaac Holmes “Homecoming” (not pictured)
Ruthie Freeman “Streams of Shining Waters”
Zane Harrison “Twinkling Stars”
Alexi Harrison ‘The March” (fourth grade)
Congratulations to those winners and a big thank you to all who submitted art pieces. It is wonderful to have the homeschool community represented in the contest. All of the art pieces that were submitted by students will be on display at the Carl Perkins Civic Center Thursday, April 6 through Friday, April 14. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 8, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center where the winners will be recognized. That is the day after the last free open rehearsal by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. Homeschool Roster has a field trip to that rehearsal on Friday, April 7, which will feature a Musical Journey through Europe with Music from Roman Carnival Overture by Berloiz and The Moldau by Smetana.
If you have a child who would like to participate in the Color of Music Art Contest for 2018, send an e-mail to Homeschool Roster and you will receive a reminder e-mail notifying you once the dates have been confirmed.
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