This past weekend, 18 students who were selected by audition traveled to Newport News, Virginia to take part in KidZNotes’ first Seminario.
In the El Sistema world, Seminarios are a way for El Sistema programs to come together for a rehearsal and performance of songs every group has been working on. The East Coast Seminario brought together groups from Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, Lehigh (Pennsylvania), Newport News (Virginia), and of course Durham.
The Seminario trip was the first overnight field trip for KidZNotes; the group left Friday afternoon for rehearsals Friday evening, then rehearsed Saturday morning for a performance Saturday afternoon.
We have some great photos taken by staff and parents during the trip over on our Facebook page.
Thanks to parent chaperone Citlalli Vejar for these videos from the performance: