Ware Academy Hosts American Youth Harp Ensemble

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The performance is open to the community and students from other schools and educational programs. Contact Ginger James, Director of Admissions and Special Events, for more information.

Ware Academy will host five performers from the American Youth Harp Ensemble Thursday, April 3 on its Gloucester campus from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

The event is part of Ware Academy’s fine arts enrichment program for students.

This youth harp ensemble “continues to dazzle audiences around the world as America’s premier youth harp ensemble,” according to their web site. “They are well known for their musical sophistication, rich sound, emotional power, and imaginative programming of repertoire.”

They serve “as a national model for youth development” and have seven outreach programs that use the “harp as a means to impart joy and life skills to…elementary and secondary students.”

Their visit to Ware Academy is free and open to the public – including homeschool and public school students.

Please contact Ginger James, Ware Academy’s Director of Admissions and Special Events, at gjames(at)wareacademy(dot)org or 804.693.3825, with questions or to express interest to attend.

James can assist in making seating available.


Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district on a 19-acre campus, Ware Academy is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through eighth grade.

Ware Academy empowers each student to achieve academic excellence, emphasizing the development of mind, body and character. The primary objectives are to educate the whole child to his fullest potential and for students to acquire a respect and a desire for learning in order to develop into independent, life long learners in preparation for productive and fulfilled lives.

Founded in 1949, Ware Academy is a non-profit, non-denominational, non-sectarian school promoting ethnic and racial diversity. Ware Academy selects students on the basis of academic potential and developmental readiness without regard to race, color, creed, or ethnic origin.

Ware Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Education Records Bureau and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. Ware Academy is also a member of the National Middle School Association, the National Junior Honor Society and the Association of Supervision in Curriculum Development.

Keep in touch with Ware Academy online at http://www.wareacademy.org, on Facebook at /WareAcademy and on Twitter @WareAcademy1.

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