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1000 Student OCPS Marching Band at Creative City

On October 17, Downtown Orlando will come to life with art and performance as part of the Creative City Project. One of this year's key performances will be a 1000 student marching band comprised of over 1000 students from high schools throughout Orange County stretching along Orange Ave from Pine St to the Dr Phillips Center! These students will create a wall of music filling the streets of our city and rising up into the stratosphere!

We're working in conjunction with Scott Evans, administrator over the Visual and Performing Arts of Orange County Public Schools. He says, "I am thrilled that our students will have such a wonderful opportunity to explore art outside of the classroom walls and experience the application of their artistry" and praises the Creative City Project for our "visionary efforts to engage our community in the arts."

This free event depends on the generosity of the community. We have received tens of thousands of dollars in in-kind donations to make this event and all of its performances come to life in 2015, but there are still so many cash expenditures associated with such an undertaking.

You generosity will help us put 1000 students from our city in the public space performing as part of a night of arts featuring Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Ballet, CFCArts Orchestra, dozens of other arts organizations, and over 100 independent and emerging artists. The Creative City Project words to connect all the residents of and visitors to our city with the incredible artists of our community!

I hope you'll help us make this dream a reality! Cole NeSmith Executive Director, Creative City Project

Funded by Orlando, FL (August 2015)