Hundreds of Granbury ISD students enjoyed performances by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on October 30, 2019, at Granbury High School’s Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center.
The morning program for fourth and fifth graders from Acton Elementary School, Baccus Elementary, Brawner Intermediate School, Oak Woods School, and STEAM Academy at Mambrino was “Six Flags over Texas.”
The ensemble began with pieces representing the six nations whose flags have flown over the Lone Star State. The concert began with pieces from Spain, France, and Mexico. Others included “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever, “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” and “Texas, Our Texas.”
Symphony No. 8 in F Major by Ludwig von Beethoven was presented during an afternoon performance for GHS fine arts students.
Both performances included narration and other remarks to educate the students about the musical literature.
“We were delighted to have the orchestra back in Granbury to provide a first-hand experience for our students,” commented GISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. “I commend our school board trustees for supporting this arts education initiative. We look forward to a continued partnership with the orchestra, and we appreciate their willingness to travel to Granbury for this extraordinary opportunity for our students.”
The performances were partially funded by the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.