‘History to Our Ears’
The Westminster Christian Academy Jazz Band recently applied for and was accepted to perform in the Missouri History Museum’s “History To Our Ears” recital.
On March 13, the six young musicians – Michael Becker, Danny Dwyer, Patrick Farmer, Justin Henry, Dongbin Lee, and Christian McGhee – will take the stage at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
From classical to jazz, the evening’s performances will reflect the diversity of Missouri and the strength of its young musicians. As part of the application process, musicians were required to identify a connection between history and their musical selection.
The Westminster ensemble will perform “Pass the Peas” by Maceo Parker of James Brown’s band, which had a significant impact on the 1960s civil rights movement through performances that were designed to ease tensions and address race issues.