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The Kyodai Brass Quintet visited the students at Keidan Special Education Center on Tuesday, February 4. This visit was part of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s Discovery Series. According to the Chamber Music Society, the Kyodai Brass Quintet is best known for its eclectic programming, exciting performances, extremely diverse repertoire and commitment to educating audiences of all ages about live music and the brass idiom. The students enjoyed a concert consisting of traditional, classical and jazz music as well as popular music from Serbia. The quintet also played a medley of movie themes written by composer John Williams. The students and staff had fun guessing which theme went with which movie. The musicians also talked with the children about
The Thespian Club at Keidan Special Education Center used Go Green Week to show off their acting skills by performing the play, “One Breath at a Time.” The script for the play was provided by the Office of Science during a DPS Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) conference. The staff members of Keidan performed the play for students on Friday, November 30. Principal Adrima Caesar had the lead role and Connie Lung, Speech Therapist, served as co-lead. Fun Keidan Fact: Throughout the school year, students at Keidan work closely with the Greening of Detroit to obtain gardening and harvesting skills. Keidan also partners with Drew Transition Center for special programs.