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As if I don’t promote Capa enough. I want to give you a virtual tour through the school. I had the pleasure of going to an event that took place on many floors which enabled me to see more than the front door and theater. Mind you I seem to be missing some of my pics. Hmmmm……..
On to the Capa Tour
One of the many Dance Studios, The Black Box, The Cafeteria, The Ceramics Studio:
Hallways and Stairwells:
The Ceramic Bowls we made that night will be donated to the Empty Bowls Dinner. The flower pots we decorated were for a garden project for the students.
Jazz At Capa
Just last night I attended a Capa Jazz Concert. My daughter plays Sax. I was looking through the awards case and saw an award from a year I attended Capa and it was the year a friend of mine was in a group that earned the Grand Prize in a contest for an OJ commercial they created.
I ran into Mr. Humphries whom I knew looked familiar and the name sounded familiar as well.
I finally got up the nerve to ask him if he ever taught at Capa. He said he had for 29 years. Click his name to go to his website. Also he is doing a Jazz River Cruise on June 6th. Proceeds help benefit the Roger Humphries Sr. Music Scholarship Fund. Click the Cruise for ticket info. Speaking of that fund I won the 50/50 raffle at the school event last night which goes towards the fund. I donated the money back to the fund. As much as I need it being laid off thats how much more I believe in Arts Education.
My daughter’s Sax Solo: (sorry the quality isn’t great I used my cell phone as I forgot my camera)
Last night I attended a Pittsburgh Public schools World Arts & Cultures Showcase Event. There are events going on all this week at various locations. Last night’s event was hosted at Capa 6-12. The first performance was by the Capa Orchestra followed by the All City High School Band. My daughter participated in the All City Band in middle school a few years back as well as last night. The All City Band is where students are represented from all Pittsburgh Public Schools in one performance. These kids are damn talented to be able to get together and play one day during school hours and the next night perform for everyone.
My daughter has had many performances over the years. She started playing Clarinet back in 3rd grade at our local elementary school. Her teacher was Mr. Lennartz, who was also one of my music teachers at Capa High School many years ago. She went on to Rogers Middle School and then to Capa High School which as of this year both were merged to Capa 6-12. These kids brought me to tears back in middle school. I knew my daughter had a natural talent for music but hearing kids play for the first time together I was amazed.
ny art’s programs and I am proud to have my kids attend there.