E.F.F.O.R.T., which is supported by the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, was formed to bring music to area students in the form of live performances. Through E.F.F.O.R.T.'s "In-School Performance" series, area school children are exposed to live orchestral music presented in an entertaining and informative manner by the members of LINCOLN BRASS.
Last year, LINCOLN BRASS performed for nearly 3,000 area children. In addition to the "in-school" presentation, the participating school receives thirty complimentary tickets for students and their parents to attend the next Huntington Symphony Orchestra concert.
ONLINE - In Rhythm
Another facet of the E.F.F.O.R.T. program is the "ON LINE - In Rhythm" series in conjunction with the Huntington Museum of Art. All fourth-grade classes of Cabell County participate in "ON LINE - In Rhythm", an opportunity to investigate the qualities of a line in music, in visual arts, and in dance. The Cabell County Board of Education supports this program by providing transportation for students to and from the museum. Nine hundred forty-two fourth grade students participated in the "ON LINE - In Rhythm" series in the fall of 1998.
With the decreasing availability of funding for music curricula in public schools nationwide organizations such as ours understand the increased responsibility and integral role we play in providing children a most valuable resource and tool - MUSIC! In September 1974, the first "In School Performance was presented at Buffalo High School, Wayne County. October 1, 1999 marks the twenty-fifth year of continued production of this program with a day of three performances at Milton Elementary School and Geneva Kent Elementary School. We intend that these presentations will continue for many years.
The Huntington Symphony Orchestra Association would like to congratulate and thank Ms. Janet E. Bromley, E.F.F.O.R.T. founder and coordinator, for her vision and dedication to music, education, and children.