Mr. John Shoener, Shenandoah Valley music instructor and director of the band, was recently notified by the Peter R. Marsh Foundation that his school had received a $1,000 music grant to promote department-sponsored activities. school music education.
Students would then have the opportunity to showcase their musical talents by performing to a variety of senior audiences which could include senior residences, retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers , events, ceremonies, churches and military/veteran organizations. .
Not only does this provide entertainment for our senior audiences, but it also gives students the opportunity to perform community service and enhances the self-esteem of our student musicians.
Shown in photo seated LR: Andrea Velazquez (Jr. Librarian) Josephine Kropp (Grade 8 Librarian), Toby Godinas (Grade 8 Historian), Valeria Hernandez (Grade 7 Historian). Standing: Mr. John Shoener Shenandoah Valley Music & Band Director, Jesus Paniagua (Soph. Equipment Manager) Alberto Rubio (Band Vice President & Drum Major Jr.) & Shenandoah Valley Superintendent Brian Waite.