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Pennsylvannia Ave School – Atlantic City, NJ – Instrumental Music Concert

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AC PRESS PUBLISHEDI’ve had the opportunity to be a sub-teacher this year! What a great experience and very thankful for the relationships I’ve developed with the students and teachers in this setting. Yesterday, our school was treated to live music and songs performed by Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy and Pennsylvania Ave School students. Lead by Choral Director, John Howard, and Orchestral Director, David Murray, the students put on a good show. Seeing these young musicians took me back 15 years ago, when I was in their place playing Bach, Mozart and some of these same classic show tunes! Fortunately, I had my camera so I decided to take photos during warm-up and the morning.

Enjoy 🙂



Jocelyn Ramos, 13 of Atlantic City, quietly rehearsing backstage before showtime at Pennsylvania Ave School, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.


Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, on violin with the Sovereign Instrumental Music Academy on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.



Brothers, Joseph and Joshua Zee, 14 of Atlantic City, on violin playing “Do Re Mi” in instrumental music concert at Pennsylvannia Ave School, May 28, 2013.


Orchestral Director, David Murray, leads the young musicians as they play “Fiddler On The Roof”, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.


Music Teacher, James Daly, on guitar playing classic show tunes with students of Sovereign Ave Instrumental Music Academy.



Tahzhan Bethea-Goddard, 13 of Atlantic City, on trombone with his musical peers at Pennsylvania Ave School on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.


Pennsylvania Ave School students listening intently while classical tunes are performed by their peers.



Atlantic City Public School teacher, Mr. Eli, waves to my camera during music show.


Atlantic City Public School teacher, Mrs. Neal watches students play and sing live songs at Pennsylvania Ave School, May 28, 2013.IMG_8564



John Howard, Choral Director at Pennsylvania Ave School, pauses behind piano while his students begin singing a new song for classmates and teachers.



Shantall Castilla, 13 of Atlantic City, poses with her violin after performing in music concert, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.


One of my favorite students, Jeniya Atkinson, on trumpet and modeling her freshly painting nails by me.

IMG_8617 Diligent, hard working students who practice and learn their music lesson are treated to awesome music note freehand nail designs by me. 🙂 Keep playing that trumpet, Jeniya! Trust me; it’ll take you far.


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