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December 9, 2011 > Winter concert at School for the Blind

Winter concert at School for the Blind

By Isabella Ohlmeyer

Mark your calendars for the California School for the Blind's Annual Winter Concert titled, "My Fingers Play the Things I Cannot Speak" on December 14 and15 at the school's campus in Fremont.

The Winter and Spring concerts began in 1981, and were casual and informal with few students involved. Since then, the involvement and formal nature of the concerts has increasingly grown and are now events that friends of the students, family members, and the general public look forward to viewing each year. The event is free and is a great opportunity to see young musicians at work.

Approximately 35 students are involved in the Winter Concert each year, eager to share their talent with the audience. The Mission Ensemble Band and the CSB (California School for the Blind) Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide range of music from the past and present including world music, jazz, and pop, and the percussion ensemble will play music from Nigeria, Brazil and Cuba.

Along with performing in their school concert, The California School for the Blind Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform in Sacramento for the State Department of Education's Annual Holiday Party.

Part of the California School for the Blind's curriculum for over one-hundred years, The Glee Club will also participate in the concert. The Glee Club is a group of singers accompanied by the instrumentalists who perform a variety of songs, including original pieces written and arranged by California School for the Blind Music Director, Wayne Siligo. "This is a wonderful chance for our students to give back to the community and those around them to share their creative talent."

My Fingers Play the Things I Cannot Speak
Wednesday, Dec 14
1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec 15
7:30 p.m.
California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Ave., Fremont
(510) 794-3800
Free

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