Winter concert celebrates the joy of music education on the West Side

Two schools in Austin participate in Sistema Ravinia, which provides music education in under-resourced schools. The goal is for the 3rd through 8th graders to develop a life-long appreciation for music and the arts. “The bottom line is that it helps to develop the whole child. It helps to develop the left and right brain,” said Shemeka Nash, the orchestra’s conductor and an Austin resident.

Celebrate the holiday

West Side families are invited to a holiday dinner and community musical Dec. 11 at Kehrein Center for the Arts, 5628 W. Washington Blvd.