Brandywine Fine Arts Workshop dance to the song, “Happy” during a rehearsal for a free show today at Brandywine Elementary School. (Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT)
Brandywine Fine Arts Workshop dance to the song, “Happy” during a rehearsal for a free show today at Brandywine Elementary School. (Leader photo/CRAIG HAUPERT)

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Brandywine offers free performance

Published 8:57am Thursday, June 19, 2014

Area students participating in the Brandywine Fine Arts Workshop will perform a free show for the public at 7:30 p.m. today at Brandywine Elementary School, 2428 S. 13th St., Niles.

The show is the culminating event of the four-day workshop and a showcase of all the things the 41 kids from Brandywine, Niles and Edwardsburg schools learned.

Students were immersed in all aspects of fine arts, from singing to dancing to acting and creative writing.

“We want to provide that extra experience with music and performing arts to get them involved in something they might not have known,” said August Garritano, co-creator of the workshop, which is in its third year.

Kelli Scoggin, a Brandywine sixth grader, said she enjoyed acting out different emotions in front of the other students.

“That was a ball,” she said. “August would tell us something and then we would have to act it out. It was fun to see everyone’s different expressions of happiness or sadness.”

Scoggin will perform a solo during the workshop’s rendition of the song, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the movie, Frozen.

A live band will accompany the show, which will feature songs, dance, skits and speeches.

“Our goal is to create a well-rounded arts experience,” said Lena Miles, co-creator of the workshop and a member of the Brandywine Class of 2011.

It is the third year of the workshop.

 

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