The Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts is presenting their annual Faculty-Student Showcase fundraiser Thursday night at 7 p.m. All tickets are $10 and proceeds are used for scholarships presented each May.

The Ledger has an article on the fundraiser in today’s paper: “Daryl Ward, who has spent 12 years at HSA — four of them as principal — said the showcase originally began as a facultyonly recital, but about five years ago evolved to include students. Each year, he said a surprise ‘big, faculty finale’ is coordinated, featuring secretaries, administration and teachers. Those have included an ‘Ike and Tina Turner’ show in 2013, a 25-year Michael Jackson dance and music retrospective in 2014 and in 2015, a film-student-produced video featuring school staff, set to Mark Ronson’s song ‘Uptown Funk.’

‘Over the years, relationships with instructors are forged here. Developing strong relationships with students goes a long way in impacting student achievement and career success,’ Ward said. When the first recital was held, Ward said about 100 people attended; over the past three years, more than 600 people have been in the audience at each showcase. Among the 2016 performances planned, he said vocal performances with piano and guitar, rap, spoken word, dance of all styles and original compositions.”

For a look at some of the Harrison student produced films, check out the school’s Youtube page.

Source: The Ledger

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