ICO In The Schools

The ICO’s education activity and outreach in Indianapolis schools has been busy this past season!

We have a group of musicians – violinists Emily Glover and Pam Close, violist Collette Abel, cellist Marjie Hanna, and double bassist David Murray – who regularly meet with and coach orchestra students at the Christel House Academy in Indianapolis.  The 32 students involved in this program study orchestra repertoire in their regular school curriculum under the leadership of ICO violinist Alfred Abel, and the ICO “coaches” provide teaching support and assist the students in preparing their concert music.
This spring the Residency program expanded to include Emmerich Manual High School.  ICO Musicians presented a two week “intensive” coaching program at the end of April to the members of this school’s newly founded Orchestra , in preparation for their year-end concert.
ICO Residency activities this season have been underwritten by grants from the Christel De Haan Family Foundation, with additional funds provided by Indianapolis Foundation.


 ICO FUNtastic Classics
The Corn In The Rock.  This Mayan folk tale is presented by the ICO’s brass ensemble. ICO members Daniel Golando and Larry Powell (trumpets), Erin Lano and Kent Leslie (horn), Jared Rodin (trombone) and Kevin Kaiser (timpani/percussion) join with narrator Bob Sander to present concerts at St. Philip Neri School and Padua Academy.  The programs were presented to students in grades K-5, and were underwritten by Target Stores and the Old National Bank Foundation, and the Indianapolis Foundation. 
Kent Leslie, Daniel Golando, Erin Lano, Kevin Kaiser, Jared Rodin
How Bre’er Raccoon Outsmarted The Frogs:  This African American folk tale is presented by the ICO’s Woodwind Ensemble – Anne Reynolds (flute), Pam French (oboe), Christina Martin (clarinet), Kara Stolle (bassoon) and Kent Leslie (horn).   Narrator Sondra Hayes has joined the ensemble to present programs at Paramount School of Excellence and IPS School 99-Arlington Woods in Indianapolis.  These programs, also presented to students in grades K-5, have been underwritten by grants from the Indianapolis Foundation and the Penrod Society.
Pam French, Sondra Hayes, Kara Stolle
Kent Leslie, Anne Reynolds, Christina Martin

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