Bringing Songs, Smiles and Self Esteem to Children in the Glades
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is proud to produce Choir in the Glades. Our elementary school program started in January 2015 with 28 singers in grades 3-5. The 2018/2019 elementary program boasts an enrollment of almost 50. Additionally, we were able to expand this successful program into Lake Shore Middle School.
Our program is offered free to all students, whether in public, private or home schools, in the Belle Glade, Canal Point and Pahokee areas. Programming is led by music professionals who provide quality choral instruction and enrichment during after school hours. Rehearsals are held weekly, culminating in multiple performance opportunities each year.
Singers in our program learn:
- Proper choral singing including vocal technique, posture, breathing, diction, vowel articulation
- Music interpretation and music history
- Rehearsal and performance techniques
- Presentation and etiquette
Through music and through working with each other, our singers also learn:
- Communication skills and how to work as a team
- Problem-solving skills
- Appreciation for other cultures
- Self-esteem and pride in oneself and in the group
- Good citizenship and the importance of “giving back” to the community
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Initial funding provided by: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
PNC Bank The Davis Foundation U.S. Sugar
Florida Sugar Cane League H.E. Hill Foundation, Inc. Tripp Electric Motors Inc.
Kretzer Music Foundation/Kretzer Piano Kids Dreams Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Community United Methodist Church Holy Trinity Episcopal Church