EdReach, presented by Duke Energy Foundation, is a chamber concert series program for third, fourth and fifth graders held onsite in all 50 public elementary schools in Greenville County, created to introduce them to the instruments and musicians of the GSO. The program provides the opportunity to interact with musicians, ask questions and receive answers. It opens up students to the potential opportunity of becoming a professional musician; explores what that path may look like; and encourages them to join band, chorus or strings when they enter middle school.
EdReach has been a successful vehicle for community outreach for 20 years. Designed to be mobile and adaptable, a small ensemble comprised of a rotating combination of the GSO’s wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn), string quintet (violins, viola, cello, and double bass) and a solo percussionist performs kid-friendly classical music during 40-minute assemblies held in school cafeterias, atriums, gyms and music rooms.
FOR MORE INFO:
Email GSO Education Director Braxton Ballew, or call him at (864)-233-0344, ext. 119.