To extend our impact throughout Hampton Roads and to ensure the future excellence of Mosaic Steel Orchestra’s Stage Side ensemble we have formed community partnerships developing junior ensembles which engage elementary and middle school students residing in Low to Moderate income neighborhoods. The junior orchestra, in addition to artistic goals has specific behavioral outcomes designed to develop the ability to stay on task in various settings, the ability to work together in a positive peer group, and to develop leadership skills.
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at The Attucks Theatre (Norfolk, VA)
Established in 2007, this particular site combines No-Fee participants with participants paying a nominal fee to participate. Participants reside in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. They meet on Saturday mornings for 1.5 hours.
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts (Suffolk, VA)
In 2012 we partnered with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and their Percussion Power program to form our newest junior ensemble. Students are recruited in general throughout the city and specifically from John F. Kennedy, King’s Fork, and Forest Glen Middle Schools. The group meets after school for 1.5 hours on Tuesdays.
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at downing-gross Cultural Arts center (newport news, VA)
Our newest branch of Jr. Mosaic partners us with the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in one of Hampton Roads’ most marginalized communities. Located in the East-End of Newport News and recruiting students from elementary schools throughout the city.
This ensemble meets on Mondays evenings for 1.5 hours.
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Douglas Park Elementary (Portsmouth, VA)
Established in 2008 this unit partners us with Douglas Park Elementary. Members are recruited from the school’s Commitment Accountability Values and Education (C.A.V.E.) program and also from the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia DP Unit. This junior orchestra ensemble serves over 25 kids and meets after school on Wednesdays and Fridays for 1 hour each day.
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Craddock middle (Portsmouth, VA)
We partnered with Community Outreach Coalition to provide the arts component for Portsmouth Public Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Center program. This location enables us to continue working with students we serve at Douglas Park Elementary when they are promoted.
They meet immediately after school for 1 hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.