Students Perform w. Sweet Honey in the Rock Founder

February 22, 2005
Bernice Johnson Reagon and Daughter Toshi Reagon to Share Music and History

Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and her daughter, Toshi Reagon, will perform in a concert at Sherwood High School that will take students on a musical and historical journey through the civil rights movement. Dr. Reagon is the founding member of the popular singing group, Sweet Honey in the Rock. The concert will take place in Sherwood's Ertzman Theater on Friday, February 25, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:20 p.m.

The concert was the brainchild of Sherwood's choral music teacher, Johnathan Dunn. His proposal for the concert earned him a $2,500 grant from the Wolf Trap Scholarship Program for Performing Arts Teachers. Proposals were submitted from individual public high school teachers in the performing arts for special projects that enhance classroom instruction and student performance. Sandra Perez, a teacher at James Hubert Blake High School, also received a grant, as did two teachers each from Washington, D.C., Fairfax County, and Prince George's County.

Members of Sherwood's Umojo Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Choir will open the program and both Dr. Reagon and Toshi Reagon will perform with Sherwood students during the second half of the program.

A rehearsal with the Reagons will take place on stage in the Ertzman Theater at Sherwood iIgh School beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 25.

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