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Electrify Your Strings Returns to Boerne
Electrify Your Strings is a music education phenomenon that fires up students, teachers, and communities by injecting a high voltage dose of energy and much-needed funding into a school's music education program. Electrify Your Strings connects students, teachers, and administrators to the vibrancy of music in an unforgettable experience culminating in a live concert. This intensive experience boosts the student’s self-esteem and motivation, increases school-wide, family and community engagement. The best part, proceeds from tickets sold to the concerts directly benefit the orchestra departments at all BISD schools.
Boerne ISD orchestra students from Cibolo Creek, Currington, Fabra, Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall Elementary Schools, Boerne Middle School North and South, Boerne and Champion High Schools will preform with Mark Wood. The concerts will feature Mark Wood’s original music and exclusive arrangements of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” and “All Together Now”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”, Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me”, Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son”, Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die”.
Mark Wood is the creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, SV Stingray violin, and Cobra cello. He studied under Maestro Leonard Bernstein and is a Juilliard-trained violinist, an Emmy-winning composer and a founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Wood has worked with Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West and Billy Joel, just to name a few.