Friday, April 1, 2016


For Immediate Release, April 1, 2016
Kim Smith PR || 917 349 8090 ||

 2nd Annual Music Festival to be at P.S. 130

new Upper School building at 713 Caton Avenue
on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Musical styles ranging from Appalachian to Latin folk,
traditional Bengali song to blues, and Brazilian jazz to classic rock

Featuring parent performers in a true musical celebration of
our diverse neighborhood and school community

**this event is free, with donations graciously accepted to benefit
P.S. 130 PTA music and arts programming**

On Friday, April 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., the P.S. 130 PTA will present their 2nd Annual Music Festival. This concert will feature parent performers representing the cultural diversity of our community.

Admission is free for all! The program will be family-friendly, and it will be presented in the beautiful, multi-use Auditorium in the school’s new 713 Caton Avenue Upper School building.

With musical styles ranging from Appalachian to Latin folk, traditional Bengali song to blues, and Brazilian jazz to classic rock, the P.S. 130 Music Festival will be a musical celebration of our diverse neighborhood and school community.

The line-up will feature P.S. 130 parent performers, both professional and amateur musicians, including: Angi Aramburu, Eli Barua, Debbie Deane, Charles DeWeese, Carolyn Gruber, Paul LaPlaca, Victoria Lavington, Larry May, Sue May, Jill Montagna, John Montagna, Robby O'Sullivan, Bennett Paster, Don Rodríguez Gómez Rosa, Deidre Rodman Struck, Eleanor Taylor, Jim Whitney, and Eldad Zvulun, plus guest drummer Eric Halvorson.

About P.S. 130
P.S. 130 is a public elementary school serving over 700 students in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Their students come from dozens of countries, speak over 22 languages, and embody a myriad of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More than 90 percent of their students qualify for free lunch under the federal Title I program. It is the most ethnically and racially diverse school in Brooklyn’s District 15.

The PS 130 PTA Music Committee supports music education at the school and brings visiting artists directly into classrooms. This year’s roster of visiting high-profile teaching artists includes JD Allen, Jaimeo Brown, Martha Redbone and Min Xiao-Fen, plus presentations by parent members of the committee.

P.S. 130 remains dedicated to keeping music in the classroom as an essential part of its mission. The school added a second music teacher to our faculty this year. All students receive general music instruction, including 3 years of keyboard study; electives include guitar club and band. The new Upper School building also includes a music suite with a band room and 2 practice rooms. To equip these rooms, the school received 3 new pianos and a complete collection of new band and rhythm section instruments from the Department of Education.

Admission is free to all, but donations to the P.S. 130 PTA will be graciously accepted. These funds will support the work of the PTA, including their music and arts programs.

Friday, April 15th
6:30 p.m.
P.S. 130 Upper School Auditorium
713 Caton Avenue, between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington

Admission free; all donations benefit the P.S. 130 PTA.

Open to the public.

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