Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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The HS Steel and Jazz bands gave students at Highland and State Street Elementary an opportunity to celebrate the power of music and and see just how fun and cool it is to be a part of a school performing ensemble! As a tribute to Black History Month and in order to understand the African roots of steel pan and jazz music, the 5th & 6th grade band students were invited to join the HS musicians on a few tunes. They added additional rhythm by playing African drums and shakers that are normally used in their 5th and 6th grade music classes. Congratulations and much thanks to our music teachers, Celeste Polakovic and Samantha Croach, for their passion and purpose in the band and choral programs and continuing their implementation of world music drumming in the music curriculum! Photos by Alan Freed