On November 24, 2013 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, the 28th annual Executive’s Ball’s will be celebrated with the theme:“Party Arty! A Night for Creativity and Fun.” Proceeds will support arts in education programs in Montgomery County, which provide cultural and learning opportunities for youth throughout the County.
For many students (pictured: MCPS fifth grade students join the National Philharmonic on stage for a performance Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during the Strathmore Student Concerts), these programs are important components of their cultural education and help to grow audiences and arts patrons of the future.
Moreover, these programs play a vital role in academic education according to this report from the National Center on Education Statistics on Arts Education in public elementary and secondary schools.
Arts education (Adventure Theatre’s MTC Spotlight pictured to the right) has also been linked to helping close the achievement gap among students, and is considered by many as key to preparing students for our global economy.