Before we get to what’s happening for the rest of today – Chief Sealth International High School principal Aida Fraser-Hammer explains why you might hear music in the Westwood area tomorrow morning:
Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 16th) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, the students at Chief Sealth International High School will be rocking out to the music of platinum-selling rock band Plain White T’s (who are famous for the songs “Hey There Delilah” and “Rhythm of Love”) as well as other rising young musicians. This concert will be part of a festival organized by High School Nation, a non-profit traveling Music & Arts Festival that visits public high schools all across the country introducing students to opportunities in the arts. It is the largest secondary school touring music festival, and their services are provided to public schools free of charge.
High School Nation selected Chief Sealth as one of only 60 high schools from across the entire country to benefit from the Festival, which supports and showcases journalism, film, fine and performing arts, fashion, photography, and stage production. High School Nation will also donate and establish a professional recording studio at Chief Sealth with gear and components from high-end equipment manufacturers. Their total donations to Chief Sealth will top over $30,000 as they continue to achieve their goal to promote and support the arts and music programs within public schools.
During the Festival, High School Nation will take over the SW Athletic Complex for the morning. Students will have the opportunity to visit hands-on zones where they will interact directly with products and educational programs such as tie-dyeing and printing shirts, painting records, recording music, and playing various instruments, arts and crafts booths, and other attractions. They will also participate in other events geared at celebrating the arts.
Find out more about High School Nation here.