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Winter Edition January—March, 2011

Christmas Recital Brings Joy to Batesville Families

The Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts "wrapped up" 2010 with their annual Christ- mas recitals for the Coving-

ton, Mandeville,

and

River

Ridge

Schools

of

Mu-

sic. LAAPA students from three campuses gathered

all to-

collected

to benefit the Bates-

ville Mission in South Texas. Donations were gener- ously given by all students and their families. Because of all of you, LAAPA was able to contribute over twelve hun- dred dollars, hundreds of toys,

As you can see, the recitals were a huge success this year— in more ways than one! We would like to thank all of the students and their families this year for spreading Christ- mas cheer with gifts and dona- tions for the Batesville Mis-

gether to perform tions of Christmas

their rendi- classics and

warm

clothing,

and

toiletries

to the mission this year!

sion. staff of

Also, the faculty and LAAPA would like to

other

wonderful

pieces.

The

concerts

featured

students

in

piano, voice, guitar, brass, percussion, and

wind, strings.

The

LAAPA

Jazz

Ensemble,

the Kehoe-France Concert Band, LAAPA Chorus formed.

Northshore and the also per-

Each year, in lieu of admission fees for the recitals, donations of wrapped gifts and other supplies and necessities are

The purpose of this mission is "to share the love of Jesus Christ with our people in ways that you cannot imagine,” shares Sister Angeles, of the Teresian sisters, who runs the mission program. Ryan Cul- len, the director of LAAPA, adds "the people they serve are the poorest of the poor in South Texas, and this is our way to bring the joy of the Christmas season to them.”

congratulate

all students that

participated

in the recit-

als. From

those that per-

formed

for the first

time in

front of

an audience,

to those

seasoned musicians that performed several years

have in a

row now, you all

derful

job!

We

did are

a won- all so

proud of you and all of accomplishments….and

your we

look forward to perform in the als!

seeing you all Spring Recit-

From left to right: LAAPA Administrative Manager Cyrena Adkins, Assistant Director Wanda Cullen, Director Ryan Cullen and Administrative Assistant Jeannette Prater pictured with the donations collected at the River Ridge School of Music Christmas Concerts.

Northshore Recital Group Photos

2

Southshore Recital Group Photos

3

Thank You from the Teresian Sisters

4

A Note from the Assistant Director

4

Student News

5

Teacher Feature

6

LAAPAFEST

6

Inside this issue:

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb. 19th-LAAPAFEST-Covington Campus

  • Feb. 26th-LAAPAFEST-Mandeville Campus

  • March 5th-LAAPAFEST-River Ridge Campus

  • March 7th-11th-Mardi Gras Holi- days

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