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I’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.
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.
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.
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.
As a result of gun violence affecting my hometown and around the US, I was motivated to speak to a group of young students about the importance of expressing themselves creativity and being leaders amongst their peers. I am in support of Essence Magazine’s Guns Down Campaign to help President Obama pass stricter gun control laws. In addition to supporting our President through Congress, I believe it takes great love and respect for one another and rebuilding the family structure to get to the core of the problem. Laws won’t fix our country’s issues completely but good morals instilled from a young age will.
The note reads:
“I am concerned about the thousands of children who lose their lives to gun violence every year. I am concerned that gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, devastating families and robbing so many of our children of their future.
Mr. President, I support your initiatives to curb gun violence, include restrictions on assault weapons, strengthen mental health care for young people, universal background checks for gun purchasers, stiffer criminal penalties for gun trafficking and funding research on the causes and prevention of gun violence.
Mr. President, please share with Congress my support for your initiative to end gun violence. Together we can ensure a bright future for all our children.”
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As someone who believes in dreaming big and inspiring others (especially the youth), discovering the photo project “Future Presidents” by Mr. Matthew Jordan Smith really touched me. I had the pleasure of meeting him at my first PhotoExpo in 2009. On top of being an iconic photographer, he’s such a nice guy! I’m proud to back his amazing project.
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Keep dreaming big!