Tag Archives: Music Department

Grant Spotlight: Yamaha Piano

September 26, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

This summer, the MLWGS Foundation contributed to the purchase of a new piano for the school.  The school’s existing piano was roughly 20 years old and could no longer be completely repaired by piano technicians.  The piano is used regularly by all classes in the music department as well as for performances throughout the year.  We […]

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Grant Spotlight: Jazz Assessment

May 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

From the school website: “On Thursday, May 2nd, The Maggie Walker Jazz Ensemble traveled to Virginia Beach to participate in the South Side Jazz Assessment. They were awarded an overall rating of Excellent and an average judge’s score of 85/100. Keriann Slayton and Varun Mandgi received the All-Star Big Band Certificate for their superior performances on Alto Saxophone and […]

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Grant Spotlight: Music Department Trip to New Orleans

April 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Every spring, orchestra and band teacher Karl von Klein organizes a trip open to any student taking a class within the music department.  This year, he is chaperoning students on a trip to New Orleans for the first weekend of this year’s Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest).  The Foundation provided a grant to […]

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