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When Learning is Fun: On the Heels of a Successful District 5 Fun

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Monday, October 26, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Students who are members of the Birmingham High School Bands will get the chance to take part in a unique learning experience today. Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin is hosting an educational workshop to expose band members to new techniques. The workshop will take place TODAY at 10 a.m. at the historic Carver Theatre, and will feature Chelsey Green and The Green Project. Chelsey and her ensemble put on a stellar performance before thousands during the packed out Fun Day that took place on Sunday at Railroad Park. President Austin said that while her performance at Fun Day was awesome, he’s especially looking forward to the message that she will bring to the students during the workshop. As an active educator and clinician in traditional classical and contemporary repertoire and techniques, Chelsey Green and the Green Project engages musicians to open their minds in a whole new way towards music.

“The talent that exists among Chelsey Green and The Green Project is unique and very inspiring,” President Austin said. “Their performance was a big hit at our Fun Day this year, and I know that the students who are participating in this workshop will not only enjoy her performances, but they will also leave with a new outtake on their own musical talents.”

WHAT:     Educational Workshop for All Seven of the Birmingham High School Bands

WHO:       Hosted by Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin; Featuring Chelsey Green and The Green Project

WHEN:     Monday, October 26, 2015; 10 a.m.

WHERE:   Carver Theatre: 1631 4th Ave N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

For more information please contact the District 5 Chief of Staff Courtney Hunter in the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.873.4348.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.254.2036 or