Once again, John Smith of "Just Make It Happen" in Dekalb, IL has received a Wurlitzer Foundation grant to offer this Holiday Time Musical Enrichment Program for the kids. It was very well received last year and we look forward to this year's program.
This program is open to the community and for your pre-schoolers. Parents and Grandparents are welcome! Each child should have a parent, grandparent or guardian, especially if not part of an attending pre-school. Please let us know if you can join us on Monday, December 4th at 9:30am.
General Information: On Monday, December 4th at 9:30am (morning) at Shabbona United Church of Christ we are hosting a 'Music Enrichment Event.' You and your pre-school children are invited for this special presentation offered by the Kishwaukee Brass Quintet. This program is open to the community and for your pre-schoolers. Parents and Grandparents are welcome! Each child SHOULD have a parent, grandparent or guardian. A guardian IS required if not part of an attending pre-school. This program has been initiated by a local “Not-for-Profit” group called “Just Make it Happen” which is underwritten by a Wurlitzer Foundation and the DeKalb County Community Foundation grant. It is part of what they call their “Pre-School, Artist-in-Residence” program. “Just Make It Happen” is led by retired DeKalb County music teacher John Smith.
Purpose: To provide an educationally “fun” time for children of pre-school age. Recent studies have strongly correlated enhanced classroom performance in all areas when music is part of the experience.
Event Location: In the sanctuary at Shabbona United Church of Christ, 104 E Navaho, Shabbona, IL 60550
Local Contact: Pastor Jim Allen, Pre-school Teachers Kim Baker and Kim Leroy - 815-824-2359
Delivery Style: Fun and interactive.
Members of the Kishwaukee Brass Quintet: Trumpets: Mark Baldwin, Blake Richter; French Horn: Tom Sims; Trombone and Manager: John D. Smith; Tuba: Ed Harvey.
General Preparation to Come:
VERY IMPORTANT INFO: Students will sit on floor w/mentors (NOTE: Once again, each child needs an adult mentor, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian). Please let the Kims' know if you need a substitute mentor for the event.
Other Adults will be able to sit in the pews of the Church sanctuary
Children should be instructed to listen, to follow directions, to participate and have fun.
Other pre-schools and/or home school children may be in attendance.
Community members are welcome to attend! Be mindful this is a 25-minute class and not a concert (although a lot of music will be played)
Website for “Just Make It Happen:”
Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to call the Church Office (815-824-2359) or go to the “Just Make It Happen Website.” Refreshments will be served after event.
Thanks... Kim Baker and Kim Leroy