Posted November 17, 2023

Preschool in the Galleries jazz concert is a groovy time for local children

Piedmont Arts’ Preschool in the Galleries series started off on a high note when Martinsville High School’s Jazz Band performed on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Over the span of two performances, over 170 preschool children were introduced to the lively rhythms, melodies, and instruments of jazz. This program is one of many ways that Piedmont Arts offers free arts experiences and education to local children.

Children from Happy Feet Early Learning and Child Center, YMCA Early Learning, and Clearview Early Learning Center were all in attendance for the concert in the galleries. Led by Brian Joyce, the Martinsville High School Jazz Band has a tradition of excellence and has toured all over the country.

Preschool in the Galleries is a monthly series of programs for pre-K students designed to foster a love of the performing and visual arts at a young age. Performances are free of charge to students and schools and feature performers from various arts organizations and schools in Martinsville-Henry County. A full schedule of events is available on Reservations for Preschool in the Galleries can be made by contacting Education Coordinator Christiana Jarrett at

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