Professional musician performs with Patrick Henry/William Fleming students
Posted on 02/18/2017
Patrick Henry and William Fleming musicians performing at the Jefferson CenterIt was a performance that saw plenty of laughter, great music, and touching moments.  Saturday, Magda Giannikou's Band performed at the Jefferson Center.  She was  was accompanied by the orchestras and jazz ensembles from Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools.

The Jefferson Center secured a grant through the Virginia Commission for the Arts to fund a residency with Ms. Giannikou and her band "Banda Magda."  She worked on several pieces of music with strings and jazz musicians at both high schools.  This residency gave our students an unique opportunity to experience multi-cultural music and to be mentored by music professionals.

The Jefferson Center commissioned a piece of music by Banda Magda that was dedicated to Superintendent Rita Bishop.  Jefferson Center Director Cyrus Pace thanked Dr. Bishop for her continued support of arts and music in Roanoke City Public Schools.

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