The Franklin County Public Library presented “Music as a Second Language” to introduce the eight students enrolled in the County after-school music program, who made their début by demonstrating skills in piano, guitar, percussion, & voice. This music program is made possible by the musical-group Melodime, Commissioner Rick Watson & Rock by the Sea of St. George Island, Patrick Kelly of Harry A’s, Beth Gosnell & Rock by the Sea, and The Friends of the Franklin County Public Library.
Volunteer teachers are Frank Miceli, Bo May, Tony Partington and Anne Birchwell. The Franklin County Public Library sends out a huge thank you to these volunteers and donors who helped make this program a reality. A very special thank you goes to the parents of the musical students for the encouragement and time they spend assisting their students to become musicians. There will be a second musical season in 2017.
Avery Pharr – keyboard
Ethan Edgecomb – electric guitar
Kayleigh Messer – acoustic guitar
Summer Cephull – vocal
Sophia Whiteley – acoustic guitar & vocal
Kaden Downing – drum
Alonah Segree – keyboard
Zachary Cabrera – acoustic guitar
There were a few solos and group performances included “Horse with No Name,” “Seminole Wind,” and “We Will Rock You.”