Enjoy these photos taken in downtown Alexandria on Friday, May 8.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. students performed music through songs and instruments as they showed off their talents in celebration of the arts in public schools, said Dr. Norvella Williams, supervisor of the arts for the Rapides Parish School System.
The day began with greetings from Mayor Jacques Roy; Al Davis, president of the Rapides Parish School Board; Dr. Gary L. Jones, school superintendent.
The entertainment included:
Acadian, Alma Redwine, J.I. Barron, D.F. Huddle Elementary schools; Pineville Junior, Arthur F. Smith and Alexandria Middle schools; and Pineville, Peabody Magnet, Buckeye, Tioga and Alexandria Senior High schools.
The event’s sponsors were Rapides Parish School Board, City of Alexandria, and the Alexandria Museum of Art.