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BISD students "Sing for Beauty"

At the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center in Bastrop on October 17th, BISD elementary & intermediate students performed an original song after a weekend songwriting workshop with Jim Papoulis. Listen to this beautiful song by clicking on the .mp4 link below. 

Jim Papoulis, a prolific composer based in Boston, was back in Bastrop in October to conduct a second Songwriting Workshop for the BISD elementaries' and intermediate schools' choirs, over 400 students. Papoulis was here in 2011, right after the wildfires, and his excellent rapport with the young people in their large gathering prompted them to volunteer some very touching and poignant language that formed the basis for their original song "Everything I Need". This 2011 event was underwritten by a grant from the Bastrop Education Foundation.

This event was funded by The Honor Choir, a community-based young people's choir. The proceeds from Papoulis' workshops always go to his Foundation for Small Voices, an organization that fosters music in underserved places around the world. 

For more information, please contact Bill Owens at 512-303-9101.

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