Here at PASCS Middle High, Black History Month, as with all of our other cultures, is to be celebrated and recognized as part of what makes our school special. We share a unique and wonderful bond as students and teachers here, and the education of cultures, both in sciences AND in arts, can only help our community grow and strengthen as we do into our futures.
At yesterday’s Black History Month assembly, our program celebrated these arts through a collection of performances honoring the singers, songwriters, and musician’s of our African-American culture.
Performing the works of Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Duke Ellington, and more, our guests from Rosa Parks High School in Paterson, N.J., shared with us their passion and excitement for music and for the culture with our student body.
Led by “Mr. Vladmir,” RPHS performed 9 different pieces spanning over 70 years. After the program, these performers held an improptu workshop with PASCS’s 9th grade chorus class, sharing performances, stories, and advice in what turned out to be a wonderful peer-to-peer afternoon for Passaic County.