Banners Engages

engages web headerOne of the most important responsibilities of Banners is to engage local students in educational programming through arts and humanities performances.

This programming helps to ensure that children develop creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Studies have also shown that children who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, be elected to class office within their schools and win awards for school attendance.

Banners provides educational outreach efforts that include presentations by artists visiting our local public and private schools, as well as the public library. These presentations include performances as well as educational components. Each year, more than 17,000 students reap the benefits of having Banners educational outreach performances as part of their learning environment. With approximately 60 outreach programs annually, Banners brings arts and humanities to K-12 schools throughout Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes and the students of McNeese State University.

Make a tax deductible gift to Banners Engages programming for area schools.

Please contact Banners if the price of a school bus is holding your school back from attending. Banners Engages can assist an at-risk public school with the bus fees so your children can attend a performance.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer – Randee Drayton

 

ARTRAGEOUS

ArtrageousThursday, March 8, 2018 | 10 am
Bulber Auditorium
McNeese State University
FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troup is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.

PETER GROS from the original MUTUAL OF OMAHA’S WILD KINGDOM

Peter GrosFriday, April 20, 2018 | 10 am
Bulber Auditorium
McNeese State University
FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

CONTAINS LIVE ANIMALS – He is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters and nature and science centers around the nation. His goal is to share his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet, inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. We need to continue to deliver a powerful message about how each of us can make a daily difference in preserving our natural world, Gros says. It is possible to use our natural resources in a sustainable manner. We simply need to educate our nations youth about the importance of wildlife conservation.  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.