Dear 2nd - 8th Grade Parents,
We are excited about our scheduled Segerstrom Class Act Youth Concert field trip on 4/26/18. Please complete both the field trip permission slip and the field trip payment of $5.00 on the RHLS app or our website.
The Frieda Belinfante Class Act Program is Pacific Symphony's flagship youth education program. Individual Symphony musicians are trained and placed in year-long residencies at up to 32 K-8 school in Orange County, bringing the magic of symphonic music to over 17,500 students. Class Act's theme-based curriculum is aligned with both Common Core and VAPA standards, and allows school communities the opportunity to explore a new theme and composer each year: the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and the theme of "Trials to Triumph" for 2017-2018.
There is a strong partnership component between the Symphony and school communities that is key to the success of the program. 8,500 teachers and parents are touched by the program each year, while Class Act serves as an entry point to other Symphony activities, encouraging participants to further explore their interest in music and music-making with Pacific Symphony.
Program activities include onsite Teacher Training Workshops, which provide educators with grade-level appropriate, multidisciplinary arts activities to enhance student learning in multiple subject areas through music. Student-centered activities include Prelude Assemblies, attended by schools' entire student body and hosted by a professional actor who introduces students to their musician and the year's theme and composer. Classroom Lessons then follow, presented to each grade level and taught by Symphony musicians. As with all program elements, these age appropriate lessons are aligned with national Common Core and state VAPA standards and focus on the year's theme and featured composer, as well as providing details about the musician's instrument and career. Family Night ensemble performances are then presented at each school by a Symphony quintet, led by the school's musician and featuring his/her instrument. Youth Concerts are eight free interactive performances presented in late spring by the full Symphony at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. These concerts, designed for students in grades two and higher, emphasize musical concepts learned during the year through the featured composer's music. Students in grades K and 1 participate in the Interactive Musical Experience, an age appropriate culminating activity emphasizing active music-making. Bravo Assemblies conclude the year, featuring each classroom's creative expression of what was learned through Class Act, in formats of their choosing: dance, music, theater, writing, or visual art presentations.
To access the electronic payment form for this field trip you can either go to the RHLS app / K-8 Parent Resources / K-8 Field Trips or you can go to redhillschool.org/Parents/Parent Resources and select Field Trip. (RenWeb does not support electronic payment forms.) As you begin filling out the electronic form you will be asked to choose a field trip. Click on “Segerstrom Class Act Youth Concert." Below are the field trip details.
Field Trip: Segerstrom Class Act Youth Concert
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Event Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Departure from RHLS: 8:30 a.m.
Return to RHLS: 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: Will eat after return to campus.
Student Uniform: RHLS Uniform
Due Date: 4/15/2018