The Grandview Heights High Schools Bands will present their Music in our Schools Month concert on
The purpose of Music in our Schools Month (MIOSM) is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that schools is where all children should have access to music. It is comforting to know we continue to offer our students the opportunity to express themselves through the arts each and every day.
At this year's MIOSM concert the members of the Grandview Heights Concert Band will honor any/all students, families, and communities affected by school violence with the performance of Frank Ticheli’s An American Elegy. Here is an excerpt from the composer’s notes in the musical score:
"An American Elegy is, above all, an expression of hope. It was composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, and to honor the survivors. It is offered as a tribute to their great strength and courage in the face of a terrible tragedy. I hope the work can also serve as one reminder of how fragile and precious life is and how intimately connected we all are as human beings.”
The concert is intended to be an emotional, musical journey for the students, staff, and community. On street parking is available and admission is free.