Feb. 26, 2018
Opening Nights at Florida State University provided 320 Fort Braden students with a unique music educational performance in February. Fourth through eighth grade students enjoyed music while learning about Latin culture and music from Orkesta Mendoza, one of the touring bands of globalFEST on the Road: The New Golden Age of Latin Music. Band members engaged with students by asking questions, teaching Spanish phrases and traditional Latin dance steps. The auditorium was filled with music, smiles and laughter as students danced at their seats as well as on stage!
“Through corporate sponsorships, Opening Nights is able to expand its community outreach and educational programs each year. As a long-time supporter of these programs, it is extremely rewarding to give students the opportunity to actively engage with live music performed by professional artists while learning about influences from other cultures.”
— Bobby Bacon, President of the Earl Bacon Agency
The program’s success is encapsulated in one student’s question, “Can you come back next year?”