LES Mallet Madness students perform for a good cause
Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015
It was not their typical stage.
Loveland Elementary School (LES) students who perform with Mallet Madness set up inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers Saturday, Feb. 7, for one special show. Among the guests in attendance – Ronald McDonald… and for good reason. It was the families who stay at the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House that were really the stars of this show.
“We were invited to perform as part of a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House,” said Michele Henn, LES music teacher and Mallet Madness co-director. “The experience was so positive for both groups that Mallet Madness has been invited to perform at the house for the families staying there. We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity.”
In addition, representatives from the Loveland Library requested the elite group of fourth-grade percussionists to perform this spring.
“This is a group of students who are selected through an audition process to become a part of the ensemble,” said Henn – who co-directs the performers with Loveland Primary School Teacher Kristen Planeaux. “They arrive before school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday just to practice. I am just thrilled that their hard work can be of use for such a worthy fundraiser, and is also being recognized by the Loveland community with the invitation to perform at the library.”
Photo caption: LES Teacher and Mallet Madness Co-Director Michele Henn with the fourth-grade performers at the Ronald McDonald House fundraiser event.