The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music has a new pilot program that will target early childhood literacy at Truman Montessori Preschool, and Soundtown is the inaugural benefit for the project.  It will be held at Sugarmill pond May 6 from 2-6 pm.

Admission is free, free admission to the Decorator Show of Homes (free trolley rides to the homes), and you can register to win trips to Florida, a necklace and bracelet from Paul's Fine Jewelry and other prizes.  The Acadiana Symphony will be playing at the Town Center with Chubby Carrier and Roddie Romero!!

I will be out there from 11-2 on Sunday to pre-promote the event on 99.9 KTDY, we need YOU to come out and help support the cause!

Here's more information about the program:

  • What is it all about:
    • ABCs & Do-Re-ME! is a new service that is a natural extension of the lessons and resources  already provided by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music. It is unique in the parish and state, perhaps even the nation. It is scalable and replicable for a variety of school settings.


  • Who will be affected by this program:
    • ABCs & Do-Re-ME! Is a new Pilot Program that will target Early Childhood Literacy at Truman Montessori Preschool. Approximately four hundred Truman Montessori students (age 4) will participate in at least one 30-minute general music class per week for two fifteen-week sessions.


  • When will this program begin and more:
    • ABCs & Do-Re-ME! will start with the school year in August 2012 and continue through Spring 2013.  The program supports Truman’s established curriculum for kindergarten preparedness, including literacy and mathematical skills. Professional musicians from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, trained in music education, will lead each lesson. Parents and other community volunteers will have opportunities to participate in ABCs & Do-Re-ME!


  • Who is involved:
    • ABC’s & Do-Re-ME! Is a Collaboration With the ASO& Conservatory of Music and …
      • Truman Montessori Preschool is the only La4 preschool in the state.
      • The Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning
      • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Community’s Need for the Program:
    • The early years (ages 3 to 6) are rich in vocal development, both speaking and singing. Evidence shows that these years are also a crucial time for children to develop strong foundations for future academic success. Truman Montessori Preschool provides students with academic, cultural and artistic experiences that prepare them for the learning environment in kindergarten and beyond. The dynamic music lessons provided through ABCs & Do-Re-ME! will complement Truman’s efforts in students’ development in language, print and math.

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