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Clark Potter and friends introduce Beethoven to students at Campbell Elementary

The Joy of Music

You may have seen our recent Facebook post about the wonderful mural that Tom Meyers is painting at Campbell Elementary as part of our UpstArt program. The theme of the mural is Joy, and the word Joy in all of the 20+ languages spoken at Campbell appears all throughout the mural.

The Joy theme was inspired by Beethoven, whose 250th birthday we are celebrating through out the year. And how fitting -- no language is more universal than music. We sent four musicians from Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra out to Campbell earlier this year to play for the students and introduce them to the world of classical music. For many of the students this was the first time they heard music like this, and they were mesmerized.