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Friday, July 11, 2014

SL music documentary film debuts

Thursday, March 13, 2008

February's Emeritus University class, "Notes: A Noteworthy Story of Music" that was canceled in February has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24 at the United Methodist Church, 3:30-5 pm.

This session will feature a full-length documentary movie that chronicles the Storm Lake High School music department as the band, choir and orchestra learn, practice and rehearse for a year of concerts and contests, culminating with a national performance trip to Florida.

The award-winning film documentary shows that it's more than teaching notes; it takes heart, compassion and dedication by a team of instructors who believe that 240 kids can make anything happen through hard work. Together they will motivate a school and a community.

Dr. Jerry Johnson, BVU Assistant Professor of Media Studies, will share a first-hand account of sifting through over 155 hours of video and 25 hours of interviews with students to make the film.

The event is open to the public free of charge.