Eastman Professor John Marcellus will lead 76+ Trombones on the field at the Rochester Red Wings Opening Day baseball event at Frontier Field on Saturday, April 11.
If you go, you'll see 76+ trombonists from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, Ithaca College, and Penn State University. Others in the parade will include Rochester drummers John Beck, Michael Burritt, David Mancini of the Doc Severinsen Orchestra, and Rich Thompson from the Count Basie Band.
They'll march from Main and State to Frontier Field and be joined by Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy at 12:30 p.m., at Frontier Field. Then they'll play a few numbers to draw attention to the Rochester Literacy Movement. You're invited to show up with new or gently used books to donate to the city’s youth. All family-friendly books are welcomed, including recent books on tape or CD and ethnically-rich and diverse books, too.
March 1-March 7 is World Folk Tales and Fables Week. Most educators could tell you that a child's school career will encounter folk tales, fables and fairy tales continuously. These stories vary from culture to culture but often have similar morals, themes and characters which makes them prime for classroom use, particularly in reading and writing. Children who are familiar with folk and fairy tales as well as folk tales possess an important background knowledge of classic stories, their basic elements and story structure.
The Arthur "All Kids Can" Character Search started on February 1st and runs through March 31st, 2009. Children between the ages of 6-12 are invited to send in their idea for a character for the Arthur show, a new friend to join the gang in Elwood City! Producers will be looking for a new character who shows that children come in all shapes, sizes and with different abilities.