The MusicianShip offers high-quality music education to the kids who need it most those living in high-poverty areas where access to the arts and out-of-school programming is limited. After school at five public and public charter schools, students receive daily, free vocal and instrumental music instruction, ensemble development, and mentoring. Interactive Master Class field trips, taught by world-renowned musicians, reach another 700 students across DC. And the beat continues throughout the summer, with all-city marching band and choral programs. Having recently acquired a number of music programs at risk of dissolving, The MusicianShip is the new home for outstanding initiatives like the Washington Youth Choir, the Wammie Awards show, and the DC Funk Parade. This ambitious organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing DCs cultural and musical heritage ... with youth leading the charge.

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