Austin Soundwaves Concert Sunday, March 4, 2012

East Austin College Prep invites you to join us for the debut of the Wind Ensemble section of our Austin Soundwaves orchestra program.

Sixty five Austin Soundwaves students from East Austin College Prep will perform at 7pm on Sunday, March 4 at UT’s Jessen Auditorium located at University Ave & W 21st St., Austin, 78751. This will be the debut of the wind ensemble and the second performance of the orchestra. East Austin College Prep is excited about the program which was created in collaboration with the University of Texas College of Fine Arts.

Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts is a non-profit that launched in 2011 with the mission to build participation in the performing arts in Austin’s growing Hispanic community, focusing primarily on underserved youth and their families. The Alliance’s first endeavor was to form a youth orchestra by creating a local version of the world- renowned music program known as El Sistema. Over the past three decades El Sistema has helped more than 400,000 underprivileged children in more than 25 countries not only learn the joy of music, but also acquire focus and creative thinking skills needed to help them succeed in school and into adulthood.

“Nearly 70 percent of students who dropped out of Austin’s schools last year were Hispanic,” says Teresa Lozano Long, president of the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts. Research shows the exposure to music and the performing arts at a young age enables greater cognitive ability, increased global perspective, higher academic achievement and ultimately lowers dropout rates in high school.”

If you’d like to show your support for Austin Soundwaves, check out the concert on Sunday, March 4.  Free bus transportation is available for families and community members, departing from East Austin College Prep (6002 Jain Ln) at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP no later than February 28 to reserve a seat on the bus.

To RSVP for a bus spot, or for more information, please email p.slevin@hispanicallianceaustin.org or call 512-583-2572.
Southwest Key’s Events Calendar listing for this Austin Soundwaves concert

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