Music In Education
The Music in Education Committee assists the Pensacola Symphony in two of their major community functions involving youth. In the fall over 6,000 5th graders in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have the opportunity to hear a live concert by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. For most it’s probably the first symphonic orchestra they have heard, and is very exciting for them. The other event, Music for Families day, is held in May. There is an “Instrument Petting Zoo” where the symphony musicians help children try the different instruments of the orchestra, as well as art, science, and other stations, followed by a concert geared for families. Volunteers all say that the best reward is the happy faces of the children.