What better way to start a school day than with staff and students sharing their musical talents from the beautiful, sunny atrium right in the middle of MTS Secondary and Banaadir Math & Science schools? That’s exactly what happened recently, at Minnesota Transitions Charter School’s main building, and will again in May.
MTS Secondary music teacher, Alison Raney, organized an informal music club, along with the music classes she offers at the school. Many students joined the music club and practice after school to prepare for the café performance where they perform for their peers and staff. In fact, the event has gotten so popular, staff members have asked to participate as well.
“There is so much talent in this building!” Alison Raney said. Solos, ensembles, and bands played during breakfast, and before classes started, with guitar, keyboard, jazz, rock, and heartfelt singing—beautiful music slid down the hallways throughout the school.
This kind of expression is at the heart of what MTCS is all about—giving students an outlet for their talents and passions, and their voices, while staff and peers comes together to support and encourage.
Near the end of the last Music Café, the Powel Leadership Academy JROTC cadets began their practice in the gym just behind the performance area. The organized marching, the music, MTS Secondary students and Banaadir Math & Science students heading off to class—really highlighted the unique community and opportunities MTCS offers its students.
MTCS is a place where you can get the encouragement and support you need to really soar.
“We all have talent inside of us. Be kind to yourself and each other,” said a teacher who performed last and dismissed the crowd.