On February 26, the NMC staff with the help of local musician Elliot Dickinson visited Brighton Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dickinson performed a series of duets alongside Executive Director, Elizabeth A. Baker fusing electronic and acoustic sounds which inspired the children to later try a myriad of instruments The NMC brought with them.
Brighton Preparatory does not have a musical program. There is no band class. There is no chorus class. For many of the students this was their first time touching a trombone or trying a flute. Production Manager, John Macdonald guided the kids through the ins-and-outs of both trumpet and saxophone, while, Cultural Development Coordinator, Keirsten Johnson handled clarinet duties. Director of Community Outreach, Fofi Panagiotouros led the way with flute demonstrations, meanwhile, Dickinson shared his love of trombone with the students. Baker provided a special musical treat for the kids to try in addition to the traditional band and orchestral instruments, a MOOG Etherwave Plus Theremin!
Channel 10 even stopped by to cover the story for a short spot on the evening news!