Hubenak Choir Performs in Austin

Serenade the Senators (and Representatives)

March 22, 2018

Mark Your Calendars!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.), the Hubenak choir will travel to Austin, TX to sing in the rotunda of the Texas Capitol building on March 22, 2018.

“Serenade the Senators (and Representatives)” provides a unique opportunity for 56 fourth and fifth grade choir members to visit the Texas State Capitol building on March 22, 2018. This day trip to Austin will be jam-packed with performance and learning opportunities that integrate seamlessly with the learning happening in the music and social studies classrooms.

Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high-quality music-education programs in schools. Can you think of a better time to visit the capitol, perform in the rotunda and let our beautiful harmonies ring through the halls? Our choir students will be advocates for the excellent, quality music being taught in our school, our district and around the state of Texas.

Performing in such a beautiful building, in the middle of the capitol rotunda is also a once in a lifetime musical experience. Singing in a large rotunda is an opportunity in which most choirs only dream. The musical acoustics will enhance the beauty of their young, choral voices and inspire students to continue to pursue choral excellence in secondary school choirs.

In addition to the capitol performance, the students will take a tour of our state capitol building and the Bullock museum. At the tour of the capitol, the students will make real-life connections about the role of the state government and state lawmaking. Seeing the political process live in person brings a new perspective with fresh eyes to the social studies curriculum studied in fifth grade.

Touring the Bullock museum will take the students on an voyage into the history, present and future of Texas. Pages from the fourth grade social studies textbooks will come alive as the students view artifacts, interactive exhibits and a multi-sensory movie about Texas history.

This cross-curricular project will give our students an educational adventure they will never forget!