Special Programming

Classical KCME brings you special programming throughout the year. Please check back often for updates.

Classics for Kids

At KCME, we are delighted to showcase Classics For Kids every Sunday at 6:00PM.

Classics for Kids is designed to introduce children to classical music. According to the Classics for Kids creators, “Music not only has the power to stimulate the mind, enrich the heart and soothe the soul; it can help children to think more creatively, develop craftsmanship and discipline and learn the value of excellence.”

Check back here each month to learn more about the Classics for Kids “Composer of the Month.” More information, music, resources, and games can be found on the Classics for Kids website.

Composer of the Month- John Philip Sousa- the most American of composers — was the son of immigrants to the United States. Because of his love for bands and band music, John Philip Sousa wrote many wonderful marches. As a result, he is known as the “March King.” He spent 12 years as conductor of the Marine Band, and then left to start a concert band of his own. He also spent a lot of time helping school bands and orchestras and improving band instruments. The marching tuba that wraps around the musician’s body is named for him; it’s called the “Sousaphone.” John Philip Sousa literally continued conducting up until his death. He died suddenly after leading a band rehearsal. The final piece he conducted at the rehearsal was “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Listen and learn more about John Philip Sousa and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” on the Classics for Kids Website. Check out some great activities linked here!

Sneak Peak: June’s Composer of the Month – Franz Liszt


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