Band Director Gets EXTRA CREDIT

Upper and Middle School Band Director Ms. Becky Long performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall as part of the symphony’s EXTRA CREDIT program, which brings together music teachers from across Missouri. That evening, 104 EXTRA CREDIT music educators bringing 1,210 years of experience performed several pieces of  music together. The educators currently teach 20,845 students involved in school music programs. Mrs. Long was part of the percussion section. She and the other educators gathered at Powell earlier that day for their one and only rehearsal. The final performance, conducted by Gemma New, was the theme to Star Wars, much to the delight of the many children (and adult science fiction fans) in the audience.