On November 15th over 100 CAG members and the Georgetown community were enthusiastic participants of an evening of “Ellington Up Close and Personal” at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. After a comprehensive modernization taking several years, the former Western High School was reopened this fall and welcomes over 500 talented students and faculty every day focused on the arts, as well as academics.
The evening was very special as impressive students took us in groups throughout the entire school, giving us up close and personal tours and mini-performances by students and faculty in many of the schools “neighborhoods” including – dance, instrumental music, literary media and communications, museum studies, technical design and production, theatre, visual arts or vocal music. Many of us were interested in upcoming performances – for information go to www.ellingtonschool.org.
CAG welcomes back the Ellington School family to Georgetown and looks forward to years of exciting programs. A special thank you to Safeway Georgetown for providing the refreshments.