|Sixty Glacier Valley School kindergartners demonstrate the steps to holding the violin|
Here is a short video clip highlighting their performance:
We are all very proud of our young violinists who demonstrated focus, discipline, teamwork and the joy of music-making as part of an ensemble. After photos were taken of parent and child holding paper violin, these beautifully hand-crafted instruments made their way home, a rite of passage symbolizing that each child will be playing the real violin in the next JAMM class!
Thank you, Association of Alaska School Boards, Douglas-Dornan Foundation and Holland America for making this next step a reality for our kindergartners. They can't wait!!! I'd also like to thank the Juneau Empire for covering our event. I'm proud to be part of a community who cares so much about our youth and makes things extraordinary happen for them.
Click here to read the Juneau Empire article: