Students deliver during St. John music showcase

Published 12:04 am Saturday, May 13, 2017

The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District held its Matinee Music Student Showcase May 6.

The second annual event gave students from various schools the chance to share musical skills honed throughout the school year.

At left: Fifth Ward Elementary School students Kaden Keller, third grade, and Reese Bogart, fourth grade, show off their skills during the Music Matinee Music Student Showcase.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District, with help from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, began rebuilding its music programs in 2013.

By next school year, every elementary and high school will have a band program.

Above: St. John Public School District talented music student Elijah Brooks captivates the audience with his performance of ‘Comptine D’Un Autre Ete.’

Students can also participate in choir, have the opportunity to take piano lessons and can audition for talented music.