“Sousa in the 21st Century” Concert at The Smith Center to Feature CCSD Students and Professional Artists April 11

March 21, 2012 by  

The Public Education Foundation, the Clark County School District and The Smith Center will present a community concert in support of arts education in Clark County on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall.

“Sousa in the 21st Century” is a tribute to John Philip Sousa and will feature performances by musicians, visual artists, dancers and thespians from across Southern Nevada and ranging from students to performing professionals. More than 30 students and almost 70 teachers from more than 60 CCSD schools will perform. This is the first concert of its kind to be held at new The Smith Center.

All proceeds will support arts programs in CCSD schools. Tickets are $10. Thirty-one public schools are selling tickets to raise money for their school’s arts program. (A list of participating schools follows below.)

Tickets can also be purchased at The Public Education Foundation until March 30. From April 3 until the concert night, tickets will be available at The Smith Center box office. These ticket sales will benefit the Foundation’s Artists 4 Kidz program, which connects the creative energy of the Las Vegas arts community with students in the CCSD in order to enrich their educational experience in the arts. Luxury box seats are also available for sale through the Foundation.

Corporate sponsors of the event include NV Energy, Sam’s Club/Walmart, USAA Savings Bank and Cox Communications.

The concert is also supported by the College of Southern Nevada, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and local professional musicians and artists.

To purchase tickets from any of the following schools, please contact the school and ask for the band teacher to determine availability of tickets.

Bailey Middle School, Basic High School, Bonanza High School, Cadwallader Middle School, Canyon Springs High School, Cheyenne High School, Clark High School, Desert Oasis High School, Desert Pines High School, Durango High School, Green Valley High School, Greenspun Junior High School, Guinn Middle School, Hyde Park Middle School, Knudson Middle School, Las Vegas Academy, Las Vegas High School, Leavitt Middle School, Mack Middle School, Martin Middle School, Molasky Middle School, Nevada State College High School, Palo Verde High School, Robison Middle School, Sierra Vista High School, Silvestri Junior High School, Spring Valley High School, Swainston Middle School, Valley High School, Virgin Valley High School, White Middle School.

About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing community and global resources to meet the challenges of educating a growing and diverse Southern Nevada population. The Foundation’s programs and initiatives are designed to improve student performance and advance quality educational opportunities for all children. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $75 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to

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