We know it’s been a rough year, and you’ve been working hard to ensure that your students receive a quality education. Although we can’t be with you in-person, we are here to help with: FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS!

 

Below is a brief description of our Virtual Field Trip offerings with links for registration. The pre-recorded live performances will be available to view either in the classroom or from home. You may register for as many programs as you wish.

 

I am available to answer any questions you may have and look forward to working with you.

 

Craig Martin

Education and Community Engagement Coordinator

The Whiting/Capitol Theatre

810-237-7342
[email protected]

 

FIM Troubadours

Available March 1-May 1

 

We are honored to present the Flint Institute of Music’s fabulous Troubadours in our educational programming. The Troubadours help teach life lessons through storytelling combined with music and dance. This year, they will present the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper in a show entitled Do the Right Thing. But wait, there’s more! This is a two-part offering, with the second show called Music Around the World. Just choose one or both performances when registering online. 

 

Best for ages Pre-K through 5th Grade. 
Shows total run time: 35 minutes.

Do The Right Thing, show run time: 19 minutes.
Work and Play Around the World, show run time: 16 minutes.

Wings of Courage

Available April 18-May 17
Written  and Performed by Mad River Theatre Works

Wings of Courage is an original play with music by Mad River Theater Works based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot and adventurer. Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. He was a professional boxer and a World War I flying ace. He was a jazz musician. He was a spy. Who was this remarkable African-American? Born in Columbus, Georgia, Bullard traveled the world. He joined the French Foreign Legion after being      denied a meaningful place in the United States Army. He rose through the ranks and flew against the famous “Red Baron” as a part of the famous Lafayette Escadrille during World War I. But when the Escadrille was incorporated into the new U.S. Army Air Corps in 1917, the color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside the other American heroes of his day. But that didn’t stop him. He went on to fame as a bandleader in Paris in 1920’s. Using storytelling, music, and drama, Wings of Courage shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.

Most suitable for grades 3 through 8 and any adult who wants to learn from an unsung hero. A story about fortitude, persistence and courage. 
Show run time: 50 minutes.

 

Wings of Courage Registration Form       Wings of Courage Study Guide

International Music Festival

Available April 9 through May 1

The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra is proud to host a virtual International Music Festival this year featuring conductors and young musicians of FYSO and “sister” youth orchestras. Enjoy virtual performances of musical video collages – Stravinsky “Berceuse and Finale”, Smith “All Is Well” and Badelt “Pirates of the Caribbean”. We hope you will be able to join us!

Virtual Performance Featuring:
Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra (Germany),
Curva Via de Courbevoie (France),
Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA),
Jeunes Orchestre Symphonique de Limonest (France),
Vibo Valentia Youth Orchestra (Italy)