King’s Academy, December 7, 2014 – King’s Academy’s student musicians brought harmony and holiday cheer last week when they performed during two special events for the community – an outreach concert for children from Madaba and the second annual fundraiser Music Unites.
The two-day event began on December 2, when some 80 kids from Madaba’s Latin Patriarchate Primary School and Greek Orthodox School gathered in the Abdul Majeed Shoman Auditorium to enjoy performances by the King’s orchestra and glee club. The group learned fun facts about music and joined in the entertainment by clapping, singing and rocking along with their “imaginary instruments” throughout different pieces under the direction of music teachers Reem Abu Rahmeh, Wen Yu Ho and Ben Watsky.
“We believe that music requires us to reach beyond our differences and our own voices to find ways to create harmony with each other,” said Abu Rahmeh.
The following evening, around 250 family members and friends flocked to the Auditorium where the musical talents of the King’s orchestra, glee club and guitar ensemble joined forces for the annual “concert for a cause” Music Unites.
In addition to sharing the “transformative power of music,” it was also an opportunity to “dedicate the concert to a worthy cause,” added Abu Rahmeh.
With the help of members of the Parent Council, a bake sale and silent art auction took place in the Auditorium foyer prior to the concert, allowing guests to snack on delicious treats and stock up on original works of art – courtesy of King’s students – to support the King’s Academy Financial Aid Program. An impressive 1,200 JD (US $1,700) was raised in under two hours.