Smithsonian Institution. Program in African American Culture Search this
Box 26, Folder 4
2002 April 25
Scope and Contents:
The Duke Ellington Youth Festival is an evening of performances and presentations in the visual arts by students from the Distinct of Columbia Public Schools as part of the Duke Ellington Youth Program. The Duke Ellington Youth Program was created in 1991 as an educational outreach program aimed at introducing students to the life and work of Duke Ellington using the resources of the Ellington Collection. The program aims to promote knowledge of Duke Ellington and his contributions to the field of music with consideration to the impact that his culture had on his work. The curriculum of the program uses Ellington's music to study a variety of disciplines including music, art, English, social studies and foreign language. The Duke Ellington Youth Festival is a presentation of the projects that have been completed over the course of the Duke Ellington Youth Project.
. For the eleventh anniversary of the Duke Ellington Youth Festival, Jazz Appreciation Month was celebrated on Thursday, April 25, 2002, in the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution. The program included opening remarks from Niani Kilkenny and Edward Kennedy Ellington II; a welcome from Marc Pachter; greetings from Anthony A. Williams, Paul Vance, Tonya Jordan, and Luvenia A. George; presentation of awards; and performances. The honorary festival co-chairs were Gaye Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington II. The special awardees were Lilla Smith, Marie R. Johnson, Delois Jones, Barbara Lois Fullard, Samuel L. E. Bonds, Edward Anderson, James Cunningham, and Reuben M. Jackson.
The schools that participated in the program included Fillmore Arts Center, Hardy Middle School, Fletcher-Johnson Educational Centers, P. R. Harris Educational Centers, Garfield Elementary School, Garrison Elementary School, Janney Elementary School, Kimball Elementary School, John O. Wilson Elementary School, Lucy Moten Elementary School, McCogney Elementary School, Rudolph Elementary School, Simon Elementary School, Thomson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Evans Middle School, Garnet-Patterson Middle School, Kramer Middle School, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School, MacFarland Middle School, Ronald Brown Middle School (formerly Roper), John Phillip Sousa Middle School, Stuart-Hobson Museum Magnet School, Browne Junior High School, Alice Deal Junior High School, Frederick Douglass Junior High School, Eliot Junior High School, Hart Junior High School, Hine Junior High School, Jefferson Junior High School, J. H. Johnson Junior High School, Kelly Miller Junior High School, Shaw Junior High School, Anacostia Senior High School, Ballou Senior High School, Banneker Senior High School, Bell Multicultural Senior High School, Cardozo Senior High School, Coolidge Senior High School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School, Eastern Senior High School, McKinley/Penn Senior High School, Roosevelt Senior High School, School Without Walls, Spingarn Senior High School, and Woodrow Wilson Senior High School.
Performances (listed in order of appearance)
Junior High and Middle School Band
Salute to the Duke, arranger, Michael Sweeny
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Swing)"
Richard Gill, Music Director
Senior High Jazz Orchestra with Strings
"Such Sweet Thunder" (from Shakespearean Suite) Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
"Things Ain't What They Used to Be" Mercer Ellington, arranger by Duke Ellington
Davey S. Yarborough, Music Director
Eddie Drennon, String Instructor and Arranger
Junior High, Middle School and Elementary School Choir
"Take the "A" Train" Billy Strayhorn
"I Like the Sunrise" (from Liberian Suite) Duke Ellington
A Salute to Louis Armstrong
"Hello, Dolly" Jerry Herman
"When the Saints Go Marching In" Traditional
Thomasena Allen, Coordinator
Diedre Neal Choreography
Mark Tatum, Drums
Senior High School Choir
"New York State of Mind" Billy Joel
"Undecided" Sid Robin and Charles Shavers
"Ain't Misbehavin" Andy Razaf, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Harry Brooks
Samuel L.E. Bonds, Music Director
Jazz Dance Celebration
"Cresendo in Tap" Music by Duke Ellington
Maud Arnold, Dancer
Charles Augins, Instructor
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir
Selections from Black, Not So Blue
A musical and dramatic review of African American success stories in the 20th century. From the original play by Fred Leigh
Samuel L. E. Bonds, Music Director
Program number AC408.118.
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Program in African American Culture Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
This accession consists of the website for Smithsonian Jazz, as it existed on August 5, 2010. Smithsonian Jazz is a National Museum of American History program preserving
and perpetuating jazz as an American national treasure through collections, exhibitions, performances, recordings, publications, oral histories, and educational programs.
The website includes classroom materials, lesson plans, and teacher kits; oral histories; links to jazz-related exhibitions, websites, and publications; and details about
Jazz Appreciation Month. In addition, the website features the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra which explores, presents, promotes, and perpetuates the historical legacy
of jazz through performances and educational activities. Materials include websites and audio files and are in electronic format.
This accession consists of seven websites maintained by the National Museum of American History as they existed in June 2011.
The Smithsonian Jazz website, crawled June 20, 2011, includes historical information, oral histories, teaching materials, and calendars of events. It also serves as the
website for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and for Jazz Appreciation Month.
The Smithsonian Chips Collection website, crawled June 24, 2011, is dedicated to the collection of objects, images and documentation that traces the history of integrated
circuits. The website includes collections information, a glossary, and historical information related to circuitry.
The History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things website, crawled June 28, 2011, provides a virtual tour of selected collection objects, many of which are not on
The Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos website, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany an International Gallery exhibition (2000-2001)
of the same name. The website includes a timeline of piano history and audio clips from a variety of genres of piano music as well a calendar of events, press releases, exhibition
information, and online shopping.
The Science Service website, crawled June 28, 2011, allows browsing and searching of online historical images related to electricity from the Science Service collections.
The Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of the National Museum of American History website, crawled June 28, 2011, is a joint venture with the
George Mason University, Center for History and New Media. It provides lesson plans and materials surrounding several objects, including a video interview with the curator.
The website also provides teachers with guidance and tools to develop their own object-based lessons.
The Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian online exhibition, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany a book by the same name published
by the Smithsonian Institution Press. It highlights objects from the collections and places them in a historical context. Materials include electronic records.