(Posted March 16, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
London City Schools will celebrate student music and art with its first Fine Arts Festival since 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the district from holding the district-wide showcase in 2020 and 2021. Organizers are thrilled to announce its return, set for March 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the high school and elementary school.
“It’s the only event in the district where we get everybody together, where every ensemble performs, and the only time when you can see artwork from kindergarteners to 12th-graders,” said Amanda Gwinn, band director for grades 5-12.
Among the highlights are nine pieces of artwork by six London High School students that made it to the second round of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition competition. The high school band will perform the piece they prepared for the recent Ohio Music Education Association large-group district contest.
The full music performance schedule is as follows:
12 p.m.–Second-graders perform “The Five Little Ducks” (high school gym)
12:40 p.m.–Middle school beginning band (high school auditorium)
1 p.m.–Middle school combined choir (high school gym)
1:20 p.m.–Seventh/eighth-grade band (high school auditorium)
1:40 p.m.–Elementary school choir (high school gym)
2 p.m.–High school band (high school auditorium)
2:20 p.m.–High School choir (high school gym)
2:40 p.m.–Fourth/fifth-grade recorders (high school auditorium)
In addition to the music performances and art displays, the FFA will have livestock on hand and offer activities in rooms 805 and 806 at the high school. Industrial arts projects will be on display in the high school commons.
“We are really excited to showcase all of the students’ hard work,” Gwinn said.
The festival is free. No tickets are required. The high school and elementary school are located adjacent to one another at 336 Elm St. and 370 Elm St.