Welcome Spring — Violin Concert in Mattie’s Park

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by jeni No Comments

-

Thank you, Huneven Music Studio and
Ms. Doree Huneven,
for the beautiful violin concert
in the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park!

-

-

Elementary-aged children from Huneven Music Studio shared a gift for people of all ages! The violin students first shared their musical gifts with residents of Ingleside at King Farm, a retirement community (and a community that has been Peace Certified by Mattie’s Foundation!).

-

Then the students marched from Ingleside through the King Farm neighborhood and into the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park and Peace Garden — playing music as they paraded on a sunny spring afternoon.

-

Once in Mattie’s Park, the children enjoyed a Peace Chat with Dr. Jeni Stepanek (Mattie’s mom and Executive Director of Mattie’s Foundation). The children learned how they are very much like Mattie — who enjoyed playing and sharing talents, and they learned about his message of peace — and that it begins within each one of us and grows through our choices in word and action. Each child was given a “Three Choices for Peace” bookmark from Mattie’s Foundation as a keepsake.

-

The highlight of the event was the series of songs played by different groups of students, and by the students altogether. Parents and family members, park visitors and neighborhood citizens were treated to a half-hour concert, that indeed, helped “Welcome Spring” after a cold and snowy (and long) winter.

The children have been invited to share their musical gifts during the Peace Gathering in Mattie’s Park on July 19, to commemorate Mattie’s 10-year legacy anniversary and his 24th birthday.

-

-

 

-

=-

Click here to see a video excerpt
of the violin parade…

Click here to listen to students performing
Amazing Grace…
-

Click her to view an video excerpt of the
violin concert in Mattie’s Park… 

-

-

Return to Teacher Tips & Lesson Plans main page

-

Return to News main page

 

 

April Spotlight

In-Kind Support

Celebrating our "in kind" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with services and materials. Thank you ezStorage, Montgomery Printing, Parcel Plus, and Potomac Valley Brick! Read more...

Nourishment Support

Celebrating our "nourishment" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with food and services. Thank you Botanero Restaurant, Fontina Grille, Safeway, Coffee Republic, and Red Hot & Blue! Read more...

Community Support

Celebrating our "community" sponsors and advocates -- who support Mattie's Foundation with commitment and participation. Thank you City of Rockville, King Farm Citizen's Assembly, Kick's Karate & Mix 107.3! Read more...

Champion Support

Celebrating our "Foundation Champions" -- sponsors and volunteers of all ages who support Mattie's Foundation through donations, brick sponsorships, participation in our activities and events. Thank you!!! Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek