South Africa 2011

In September 2011, Spirit of America has been invited to bring music, motion and the arts to the youth of South Africa! Partnering with South African organizations, we will build and support the growth of hope through the arts in a country where hope is a new and fragile thing.southafrica-cropped

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Workshops for young people throughout the tour:

Performance arts, Costume design, Make-up Design, Set construction, Back stage tech, Mosaic design, Instrument repair, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

In Durban

Assisting the Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in creating a new community youth music ensemble for the local township, with a committment to a five-year continuing development plan.

Exploration!

4 Field Show performances at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi – September 6-9, 2011

In Johannesburg

Daily workshops

Matinee performances for youth

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The Fall and Rise of the Phoenix!

Invited to perform as the grand finale event of Joburg’s Arts Alive International Festival
The Mandela at Joburg Theatre
September 21-25, 2011

Support this mission to South Africa

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Memorial Day Parade

Taps as Holden Cemetery 2011The rain cleared up just in time for the Holden, MA Memorial Day to step off under beautiful skies this past Monday May 30, 2011. Spirit of America was once again able to participate in the city of Holden’s wonderful tribute to servicemen and women past and present.

Five short ceremonies were held at cemeteries and memorials around the center of town. Words of tribute and remembrance were offered, songs were sung, Holden’s police honor guard fired in salute, and Taps was played at each location. At the final ceremony the band played the national anthem,  a wreath was laid in honor of those who have died, and a moving speech was given by veteran and parade chairman Brooks Webster.

Parade photos are viewable by clicking here.