PB&J On Tour at Schools
GPAC recognizes that not all children are able to attend the Peanut Butter & Jam sessions that are hosted at our location throughout the season because of transportation issues, the price of admission, or both. The PB & J On Tour Program takes music and dance artists to selected schools all over the mid south are to perform for students in grades K-2.
The goals of this program are:
Introduce PreK-2 children to different styles and genres of music, movement, and performing arts.
Promote literacy through the performing arts
Spark classroom discussion and written response after viewing two different performing arts genres.
Engage students during live performances through both physical (clap, tap, move etc) and mental (listen, observe, understand, connect) senses.
Provide students with a “Brain Break”
How it works:
GPAC schedules two different shows to be performed at your school in the fall and spring. Shows are specifically geared toward K-2 and vary in themes (music, dance, theater and cultural arts). GPAC provides all the necessary sound equipment (if schools do not have a sound system) to better enhance the performance. Surveys will be conducted after each performance along with a focus group at the end of the GPAC season.
This FREE program is funded through the GPAC Arts Education Fund and local grants.
Here are some photos from previous PB&J On Tour shows: