CHILDREN’S CONCERT SERIES

For the fourth consecutive year, PBS has successfully developed, performed, and funded its Children’s Concert Series exposing our youth and future generations to the arts and symphonic music in Palm Beach County. The program has become a tradition in our community and has  seen exponential growth each year. Through the experience of a live symphony orchestra, children are not only receiving musical education, but they are also building a foundation for the appreciation and respect of music and the arts.

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERTS

PBS Created the opportunity for aspiring student musicians to play alongside professional musicians. Learning first-hand from these professionals during master classes and rehearsals prior to performance was a once in a lifetime experience and has a long-lasting impression. Last season, more than 100 students participated and performed alongside PBS musicians.

MASTERCLASS AND COACHING

PBS musicians supervised 16 masterclasses at eight different schools including UB Kinsey, Conservatory School at North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Public, Palm Springs Middle, Jupiter Middle, Benjamin Upper and Lower School, and the Center for Creative Education. During these materclasses, students split into sectionals with their respective instrument instructor where they studied about technique, tone, intonation, and musical ideas. During the last fifteen minutes of the class, the students came back together as a group and worked on ensemble balance with PBS musicians playing alongside them.

STEAM NIGHTS

For the second year, PBS collaborated with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) nights currently being implemented with the Palm Beach County public school system. By incorporating the musical arts, PBS was able to provide two additional activities transforming STEM to STEAM (adding the A for Arts). PBS activities gave students a chance to experiment with different string instruments, learn about how it produces sound, and experiment with Boomwhackers, learning concepts like rhythm and meter. This year PBS participated in 15 STEAM nights reaching over 5,000 students.

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EDUCATION AND TEACHER RESOURCES

One of PBS’s goals is to create opportunities for music education in the community, and sometimes these opportunities come in the form of assisting struggling music programs in our county schools. This past season we were able to donate two violins valued at $1,000 each to two deserving students through a teacher nomination process. In addition we were able to donate music to the Jupiter Middle School library and sponsor an artist in residence to assist with their strings department.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Performing in front of an audience is important for an aspiring musician and this year we allowed four student groups from Palm Beach Public, UB Kinsey, and Florida Atlantic University to perform at Palm Beach Symphony events.

Instrument Donation and Refurbishment Program

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