On Nov. 7, students at Snellville’s Britt Elementary School were treated to a special event by their neighbor and community partner, Snellville First Baptist Church.
The church was holding dinner theater performances of the musical Annie from Nov. 7-11, and they hosted a special, additional performance for Britt’s entire student body on Wednesday morning, according to a recent news release.
The performance allowed students to learn an important portion of Gwinnett County’s music curriculum in an authentic environment. In between scenes, an emcee from the church staff taught students the customs of attending a formal performance, such as when to and not to applaud and how to greet the protagonists and antagonists during scenes.
Students were also introduced to the different musical instruments that accompanied the play’s famous songs, to the way the music was amplified through the church’s sound system, and the difference between the leading and accompanying vocal parts.
Students were mesmerized by the performance and by the instruction from beginning to end.
Snellville First Baptist offered the performance for Britt’s 540 students at no charge. The performance was the second recent opportunity for all of Britt’s students to attend a special event hosted by a neighbor in downtown Snellville. On October 23, students were treated to a National Red Ribbon Week celebration at South Gwinnett High School that featured a surprise visit from the Atlanta Hawks.