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Music and Arts-Related Programs for the Schools

Gregory School Band playing the National Anthem

On June 1st, 2011, The Foundation sponsored a school trip to perform the Star Spangled Banner at Waterfront Park, before a Trenton Thunder baseball game.

As part of our mission to provide a wider exposure to the arts and music education, The Trenton Musicians Foundation sponsored transportation and tickets to make this trip possible.

Trenton music educator Joe Zuccarello conducted the band, complete with percussion, a string section, singers and multiple guitarists, to perform a dramatically respectful performance of our National Anthem, right after the whole stadium took time out to honor and remember our military personnel at home and abroad.

We Couldn't Have Done This Without You
We want to thank all the annual concert attendees, supporters and other contributors at our summer concert, and throughout the year, who make this good work possible.

MC Square logoThe group MC2 (Music Connecting Character) performed at Gregory School, on Rutherford Avenue in Trenton.The Trenton Musicians Foundation was happy to provide this entertainment and education for the children. The cheering from the students, and the thanks from the principal and attending educators showed that a good, educational, musical time was had by all. MC2 Plus Gregory School Students perform

Music Connecting Character is a band that uses music, skits and audience interaction to support, reflect, and encourage character development for today's students/families. They're led by educator Bert Stronstorff, and include professional musicians Ernie White and Lisa Bouchelle.

The music, most all original, and some popular, is all performed live. All of the songs used focus on the thematic concepts presented. Assemblies are lively, creative, and are designed for three levels: K-2/3, Grades 3-6, and Families & Communities. MC² (or MC Square) stands for Music Connecting Character, and they've been serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania schools for eight years.

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"What a wonderful assembly!! Our students (Kindergarten) thoroughly enjoyed the program. The teachers often play the music on the CD's in their classrooms. This is one assembly that has a message that lasts all year!"
Principal Nancy Kreischer,
Oceanville and Pomona Kindergarten Learning Centers
Galloway Township, NJ