Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Remember Field Trips?

We sometimes take for granted the importance of introducing youth to the arts.

Each year, field trip programs have decreased throughout schools, due to the lack of county budgets. Many schools are only allowed a few field trips for the entire year. Others don’t plan any, due to gargantuan work loads and a multitude of tests scheduled throughout the year. Our students sometimes are overworked without a chance to ever experience the arts. Arts in schools are being wiped out due to budget cuts. It is essential that we do our part in providing an outlet for the future generations to experience the arts.

TBPAC belives in providing outlets for students to experience the performing arts! The foundation of TBPAC's educational programming is the Field Trip Performance Series. Each year students from public, private and home schools come to TBPAC during the school day to enjoy high quality, age-appropriate productions. TBPAC recognizes the challenges that FCAT testing poses to teachers in the State of Florida, and understands teachers’ reluctance to take students away from the classroom environment to attend performances during the school day. To enhance the educational connection between our shows and your curriculum, each Field Trip Performance Series presentation is coded with the applicable Sunshine State Standards that the show and its corresponding study guide helps to meet.

Last year TBPAC's Feild Trip Performance Series served 39,980 students!

Help do your part and spread the word of what we offer for schools. Help us bring the arts and together we can provide an unforgettable experience.

“I’m so happy that you have these programs. I’m a teacher at a Title 1 school. Most of my students have never seen any theater before, let alone an opera. It was so amazing to see all of their faces light up throughout the performance. We spent the entire bus ride back, talking about the performance. When we returned to school, they asked when we could come back.” – 5th grade Language Teacher.

Hey Home School Families! Do you need some ideas for what to do during Spring Break?

TBPAC is doing a special Spring Break performance of the play, The Man Who Planted Trees, on April 15th-16th.

The Man Who Planted Trees is based on the book of the same name and is a very funny and delightfully excellent way to spread knowledge of being environmentally friendly. This is a truly wonderful show for the whole family to attend.

Prices for this show are $6.50 per ticket.

For any additional information or questions, concerns or comments, please contact Spencer Meyers the Field Trip/Group Sales Coordinator at 813.222.1047.

-Spencer M.

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