Monday, March 12, 2012

Patoja School, others, celebrating music

 Local schools, such as Dr. Antonia Patoja Community School located at 370 Normal Ave., are celebrating Music in our Schools Month throughout March.
 The school will be utilizing a Buffalo Arts Teacher Collaborative grant in order to incorporate more music into the students’ daily routines. The grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Education.
 Michael Yanoski, a music teacher at the school, said the event aims to, “make students aware in class that it’s Music in our School’s Month.”
 According to the Buffalo School District’s music department website, “Music in our Schools Month is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.”
 Yanoski said that vocalist Holly Bewlay is expected to perform and present at the school sometime in March.
 “She’s going to work more in depth with the students in the next two years,” Yanoski said.
 Other schools throughout Buffalo will be implementing more music programs this month as well. By Anna Dinger and Kevin Freiheit