After months of rehearsal, the road to Olvera Street comes to an end with our KIPPsters from multiple South and East Los Angeles schools performing together in public for the first time.
KIPP LA will open its fourteenth school, KIPP Corazón Academy, in South Gate this coming 2017-18 school year for kindergarten and first grade students, eventually growing to be a K-8 school.
Ben Coria, a music teacher at KIPP LA Prep, started a small-scale music festival last year featuring the talents of KIPP LA Prep students on their campus. This year, the We Are the Music Experience festival has grown to include multiple KIPP LA schools performing together for the first time on historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Last week marked the end of the 2016-17 KIPP LA school year and we could not be more grateful for the past year’s experiences and optimistic for the future. See below for video highlights from our kindergarten, elementary, and middle-school culmination ceremonies and a list of memorable events from the year.
Get a backstage, all-access pass to KIPP Iluminar Academy’s Soundcheck Choir in the video below as they rehearse for the We Are the Music Experience festival - their first-ever public performance! Read on to learn about their process and the importance of music education for students.