With Jones High School
This spring, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to announce the expansion of its Notes in Your Neighborhood outreach program with new partner school, Jones High School.
Notes in Your Neighborhood, currently in its sixth year, is an after-school outreach program providing musical mentorship to Title 1 students. The newly formed partnership with Jones High School marks a significant expansion to the program, previously offered only to elementary students. As part of this new partnership, Orlando Philharmonic musicians will provide after-school mentoring and instruction to orchestra and band students at Jones High School. The partnership will culminate in a final performance at Jones High School for parents and community members on Tuesday, April 25th, as well as feeder elementary and middle school students.
“We are so excited to begin this partnership with Jones High School, who has a long-standing culture of musical excellence in Central Florida,” says Dr. Leia Barrett, Director of Education for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. “We look forward to helping Jones High School inspire and grow young musicians over many years to come!”
Musicians will take part in after-school rehearsals, providing musical insight, performance techniques, and mentorship. Initial funding for the program expansion was provided by the City of Orlando Mayor’s Matching Grant program, the first program to fund Notes in Your Neighborhood. Further funding is being sought by the Jones High School Foundation to provide after-school support year-round.
To learn more about Notes in Your Neighborhood, contact Director of Education Dr. Leia Barrett. To learn more about the Jones High School Foundation, visit www.joneshighschoolfoundation.com.