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Glendale Pipes and Drums to visit Foothills Academy


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Glendale Pipes and Drums will pay a visit to third- through sixth-grade students at Foothills Fine Arts Academy as a part of a grant they received to provide support and enhance curriculum in K-12 schools.

They will visit the campus at 15808 N. 63rd Avenue in Glendale on Friday, Jan. 10 and split their presentation and performance into two groups: third- and fourth-grade at 1 p.m.  and fifth-and sixth-grade at 2 p.m.

Glendale Pipes and Drums were awarded a grant through Target to perform, instruct and lecture on the traditional music and costumes of Scotland.

Representatives of Glendale Pipes and Drums will bring curriculum integrated educational opportunities to students by demonstrating connections between sounds and social studies and science.

Glendale Pipes and Drums is a band that was founded in 2002 that promotes Highland Music and has performed from San Diego to Scotland.

They are also a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, based in Arizona and who have played at city festivals, NFL games, parades and Scottish castles. The band is comprised of teachers, nurses, pilots, firefighters, therapists, college students and police officers.

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school and was the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation.

With ongoing open enrollment and unique educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.

If any media is interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Public Relations by calling 623-486-6100 or emailing Erin Dunsey at edunsey@peoriaud.k12.az.us.