A Tribute to the Arts Concert Series presented its fifth Sousa Concert in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall on Wednesday. The concert series is a partnership among Clark County School District, The Smith Center and The Public Education Foundation.
The concert, “Sousa in the 21st Century,” brought one of the greatest American musician’s ideas into today’s age. The considerable talent found in the Clark County School District was showcased, as about 130 musicians – including students, teachers and professionals from across Southern Nevada – performed in a world-class venue.
In addition, visual artists from elementary, middle and high schools will had their work on display in The Smith Center’s Grand Lobby. Thespians also performed in Symphony Park outside of The Smith Center prior to the concert.
Proceeds from concert ticket sales are used to support arts programs in public schools and the Artists 4 Kidz program, an initiative of The Public Education Foundation.
Since the concert series began in 2012, more than 1,900 students have performed at The Smith Center and nearly $220,000 has been raised for arts programs through this partnership with the Foundation.
The Sousa Concert is made possible through funding from Dennis and Carol Troesh, Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.