March 9, 2010
– Jefferson Elementary School’s TJ Singers chorus will be featured in the MENC: National Association for Music Education’s World’s Largest Concert® on Thursday, March 11 at 1 p.m on Charter Cable Channel 16
. The World’s Largest Concert® is an event that links schools from all over the world with music. You are encouraged to watch this inspiring performance to help us celebrate March as "Music in our Schools Month".
The sing-along concert will link students from 36 schools nationwide who will perform several songs related to environmental awareness, different cultures and children. The concert is hosted by actress Florence Henderson of “The Brady Bunch” fame. Jefferson Elementary is the only school in Tennessee to be selected to participate in the event.
Jefferson’s TJ Singers chorus includes approximately 90 students in 5th grade. Jefferson Elementary Music Teacher Debbie Johnson said the TJ Singers applied to be part of this special concert by submitting a DVD of students singing “Beautiful World” at Bays Mountain in October 2009. The Dobyns-Bennett Digital Media class helped film and record the DVD.
“The TJ Singers and I are very excited to be included in the World’s Largest Concert,” said Johnson. “We had a lot of fun learning the song and taking a field trip to Bays Mountain to record the video with Jesse Shelton and some DB students, who were a great help to us. We’ve built a memory that will last a lifetime!”
The concert will be broadcast nationwide on some PBS stations, but will air locally on Charter Cable Channel 16 only. The concert will air at 1:00PM on Thursday, March 11, 2010. A DVD of the concert is available for purchase at http://www.menc.org. For more information, contact Debbie Johnson at d_johnson [at] k12k [dot] com (423) 378-2270.