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Music event exposes students to art programs

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George Darrisaw Jr., Arts Chair and Music Teacher George Darrisaw Jr., Arts Chair and Music Teacher
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some elementary students get a look at what art programs they'll be able to take advantage of in middle and high school.       

Lamar Reese Magnet School of the Arts held their "Music on the Lawn" event as part of "National Music in Our Schools Month."  Students from Radium Middle Magnet and Dougherty High School showed off their musical and dance talents for the younger students.

" It exposes them to various kinds of music instruments, and also gives them an opportunity to select which area they would like to study in when they move on from elementary to middle school," said Lamar Reese Music Teacher George Darrisaw Jr.         

Darrisaw says music education is important because studies show it helps improve academic test scores.

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