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Education

Before and/or after every Proudly Presenting Series program in Civic Hall, our featured artists are invited to present an outreach activity for our community youth and adults. The 30 minute educational activity ranges from an Artist or director talking with students and adults, to the entire cast being involved in the educational activity. Special emphasis is placed on the opportunity for students who would not have an opportunity to attend a concert or talk with professional performers.

During the Proudly Presenting Series, elementary student performances are also presented during the season. Elementary school performances for Kindergarten through 3rd grade have been presented to surrounding community schools with over 2,000 students attending each year. With the success of the children's programming, an additional program had been added to the current season. Students in the 4th through 6th grades will have an opportunity to attend a live theatrical science presentation in Civic Hall.

Another component of the educational activities is the opportunity our patrons have to attend special pre-show discussions with the Artists. During the season, our patrons will be invited to a pre-show discussion with a director or Artist. These events have been very successful and informative to our attending audiences.

To see some of our past programs, click on the links below:

Capitol Stepspdf

November 6, 2010

Two cast members from ‘Capitol Steps’ met with students and instructors from Richmond High School’s U. S. History classes following the evening performance in Civic Hall for an educational ‘question and answer’ session. 

Larry Gatlin & Gatlin Brothers' Christmaspdf

December 11, 2010

Following the first performance, Larry Gatlin spoke with students and instructors from Richmond Community School’s Mentoring group and with students from Richmond High School’s Life Skills class.   

Dallas Brass                                                                                                                                                                                                                           May 21, 2011

The Dallas Brass conducted a brass ensemble workshop for students in the band department of Richmond High School.  Later in the afternoon the full RHS band rehearsed with the Dallas Brass on stage in preparation to performing later that evening during the concert.  After intermission that evening, sixty members of the RHS band performed with the Dallas Brass followed by a standing ovation from the audience.    

 

 


These programs are supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission.  These attractions are also made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of Randolph County, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.  Further funding provided by our Sponsors: KICKS 96 (WQLK-FM and WHON-AM), Wayne County Foundation, ThinkTV, Indiana Public Radio, Whitewater Broadcasting (1490 WKBV and G101-3 radio).  Co-sponsors include: First Bank Richmond, Earlham College, Belden, Palladium-Item, Paust Printers, Wayne Bank and Trust Co., U.S. Bank, Dr. William H. Toedebusch, Dr. J. Michael and Nancy Perez and Family, Reid Hospital and Health Care Services, and the City of Richmond.