BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An after-school program in 24 Baton Rouge schools has announced some of its 2nd through 5th grade musicians will play for area schools starting in late April and continuing into May.
Of the 775 kindergarten through 5th grade students who take the free lessons to play an instrument in the Kids' Orchestra program, an elite group of 200 kids qualify for the so-called "Honors Orchestra." There's also a 75-member Honors Choir, which was formed this year.
This year's Spring Neighborhood Concert Series will show off 2nd through 5th graders performing musical selections they've learned in class. Kindergarten and first graders will sing songs for the tour that show off musical basics they have learned.
So far, the Kids' Orchestra charity has been able to offer strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and vocal lessons to children no matter their ability to pay.
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra collect used instruments to give to children who can't afford them in their 'Play It Forward' instrument drive.
Here is the schedule of upcoming concerts:
In addition to the Neighborhood concert series, Kids' Orchestra Honors Orchestra Spring Concert 2015 is Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Christian Life Fellowship Sanctuary, 2037 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.