Opening Nights In Class is thrilled to provide impactful educational experiences for students by fostering enriching collaborations like the one between GRAMMY nominated Bluegrass group Della Mae and the students of Gretchen Everhart School. In fact, the artists spent the day working with these students prior to taking the stage at Goodwood Museum and Gardens on November 7.
At the school, Della Mae performed their original songs, as well as country classics such as “Hey, Good Lookin’” by Hank Williams and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver. During the performance, 130 students gathered, dancing and clapping to the music. Between songs, Della Mae taught students about a wide variety of musical concepts, such as the types of instruments they were playing, the history of bluegrass, and harmony. After the performance, Della Mae joined their music class for a jam session, playing songs the students had already learned in class and adding their own unique twist.
Gretchen Everhart School is committed to empowering its students with intellectual disabilities to unleash their full potential and create unique experiences that broaden their horizons. The school serves not only Leon County but also the neighboring counties of Gadsden, Jefferson, Taylor, Wakulla, Liberty, and Franklin.
Through the partnership with Leon County Schools, Opening Nights in Class provides unforgettable experiences for its students, and opportunities for education and inspiration through award-winning artists. Opening Nights is grateful for educational funding that further ignites curiosity, creativity, and learning among students, through the performing arts. If you’re interested in supporting Opening Nights in Class in providing more opportunities for students in the Tallahassee community click on this link: