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Kid Pan Alley songwriting mini-concert (Feb. 17)


Waimea families, fellow students and community friends are invited to a mini-concert sharing original songs that about 100 Waimea Middle School 6th through 8th grade students wrote this past week as part of a Kid Pan Alley immersion songwriting project in their Language Arts classes.

The concert is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in Waimea School Cafeteria.

Kid Pan Alley is a nationally recognized program that, with the support of a grant and private donors, brought two talented music mentors to WMS for a week-long residency.

Guest artists included award winning songwriter-composer-founder Paul Reisler and Hawaii recording artist Melinda Caroll. The pair worked with six WMS Language Arts classes.

Kid Pan Alley is rather like a songwriting version of the work Hawaii slam poet Kealoha does with students to inspire and showcase student creativity, instill a love of words and performance and help students find their “voice.”

The concert is free and everyone is invited.

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