Students in third, fourth and fifth grades will learn about the physics of sound when they attend “Phantom of the Organ” – thanks to the first grant funded by Cotswold’s new Community Partners program.
All students in the upper grades at Cotswold will get to see this presentation by Charlotte Concerts on Oct. 26.
“Students will have the rare opportunity to hear and learn about ‘The King of Instruments’ – the pipe organ,” said Mary Hooks, IB coordinator at Cotswold. “Students will learn about music and the physics of sound as well as how a pipe organ is constructed and played.”
Organists Robert Frazier and Stephen M. Distad have built their performance around the themes of space, suspense, animals and sea, using music spanning classical, film, Americana and Broadway repertoires. The concert will include two organs, vocalists, dancers, instrumentalists, and visual and special effects.
The teacher grant program at Cotswold this year has gained the support of 17 local businesses so far this year under the Community Partners program. Through funding and donations of goods, services and time, the Community Partners will pay for teacher grants throughout the year, all to enrich the education students receive at Cotswold.
One Community Partner, Chipotle Mexican Grill at Sharon Amity and Providence, will host every student at Cotswold for a lesson on the sustainable food movement (and a free lunch). The restaurant sponsors these “Green Field Trips” through its Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, which aims to create a more sustainable and healthful food supply.
“The philosophy of Chipotle Mexican Grill supports the mission of both Cotswold and the International Baccalaureate Organization in showing integrity and caring about our earth through their efforts to support local growers and teach children about healthy eating,” Ms. Hooks said.
For more information about the Community Partners program, contact Alicia Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe-Anne Saldarini (email@example.com). To learn more about the teacher grants program, contact Katie Catron (firstname.lastname@example.org).