The middle school danced and sang to the high-energy performance of MarKamusic, a multi-national ensemble that performs music deeply rooted in the folk, popular, and traditional genres of Latin America.
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizes the important history of Hispanic- and Latino Americans in the US and celebrates their contributions, heritage, and culture. Our eighth-grader Spanish class created a display at the Front Desk of important individuals of Hispanic heritage. Luminaries ranged from poet Juan Felipe Herrera to musician Rubén Blades to poet & politician Pablo Neruda to athlete David Ortiz. Students presented their projects in class as well as at a morning meeting. Additionally, the School hosted MarKamusic, a multi-national ensemble that performs music deeply rooted in the folk, popular, and traditional genres of Latin America. The band's name means "music of the people" in Andean Quechua. At the assembly, eighth grader Dash Brenner introduced the band in Spanish. Their high-energy performance inspired the entire middle school to dance and sing along with the music.