The DeBose Festival is designed to provide creative experiences and opportunities for the benefit of school youth in Literary, Visual and Performing Arts. Significant to the theme:“Outreach & Discovery ~ Embracing the Arts” the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Gifted and Talented Programs, Innovative & Creative Services, Magnet Schools Programs, Music and Fine Arts. Principal Administrators and representatives have joined with the DeBose Foundation to highlight these instructional programs throughout a curriculum focused comprehensive series of events.
CURRICULUM SUPPORT THROUGH ARTS INTEGRATION
Programming through community partnerships is a signature to the festival’s charge for the benefit of community. The festival’s interdisciplinary focus applies the mutual standards of achievement through each Arts Discipline with special interactive “participant-oriented” experiences. Each student is being invited to participate in this annual observance, and showcase artistic accomplishments through curriculum-driven enrichment projects.
Participation divisions are: Visual Arts (Elementary, Middle and High School); Performing Arts (Elementary, Middle and High School-Solo and Ensemble); Dramatic Arts & Spoken Word (Elementary, Middle and High School); Jazz Fest: High School Ensemble; and, Dance (School & Community Faith-Based Ensembles).
Listed below are the core/mainstay participating schools which have continually represented East Baton Rouge, featuring approximately 1700 students in elementary, middle and high school annual participation. The principals of these schools have formally approved their support for this prestigious performance opportunity.
Elementary: Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts Buchanan Elementary School Bernard Terrace School Brookstown School South Boulevard School Forest Heights Academy of Excellence Parkview Elementary School Greenbrier School Audubon Elementary School Winbourne Elementary School
Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet School
· Westdale Heights School
McKinley Middle Magnet
Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet
Woodlawn Middle School
Park Forest Middle School
Broadmoor Middle School
Westdale Middle School
Baton Rouge Magnet High School McKinley Senior High School
Scotlandville Magnet High School Woodlawn High School
Istrouma High School Mentorship Academy
Tara High School
Northeast High School
Through the Office of East Baton Schools Fine Arts Director (Wayne Talbot, Director), and in the spirit of continued outreach, open invitations are extended to the schools systems of Baker, Central, Zachary, Ascension and Livingston Parishes. Open-Participation is available to surrounding parochial and/or private institutions from contiguous parishes.
Marie Flowers, Program Director for Participating Schools DeBose Fine Arts Festival - firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 225-205-6165 FAX: 225-387-5932