Summer school for the kids at The Children’s School of Rochester, school No. 15 in the city offers instruction in the basic Three Rs—Reading, Riting and Rithmetic, but a new R has been added. The fourth R is Rmhf as in, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.
RMHF president Karl LaPorta with Board members Tracy Kroft and Jim Richmond gave a history lesson on local music to the kids on July 24th at the request of Curriculum and Instructional Practice Specialist, Mary Frenzel. The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation which included discussion on local luminaries such Cab Calloway and Chuck Mangione, a short video of clips taken from the Class of 2012 hall of fame induction ceremony and live musical performances by LaPorta and Richmond. Cab Calloway seems to have piqued their curiosity the most according to Frenzel, “…We already have several kids wanting to research Cab Calloway further!”
Hall of fame Board members are available for similar presentations for students of all ages. Inquires can be made on the contact page of this web site.