Friday, July 30, 2010
Gregg Breinberg and the PS22 choir
I'm probably the last blogger on earth to post about Gregg Breinberg and the PS22 choir, but I don't care. As always I was on YouTube and discovered this man and his fifth grade students. Every clip I saw of them gave me goosebumps which have yet to disappear. I'm a firm believer in the power of art; that it broaden horizons, and builds both character and self-esteem. Seeing such a prolific power being expressed through kids is indescribable. I attended an underfunded public school throughout my school age years and music classes were more than a curriculum,but rather a major event. Through out many American public schools, the arts are considered a needless waste of tax dollars. Thus, leaving students with a void of self-expression and talented teachers in the unemployment line. Hopefully, the PS22 children will capture the heart of a politician or educational leader to enforce more creativity in public schools. Watching Greg Breinberg in his hipster attire, really wish I had him as a band directer.