Innovative Program

On Tour

Elkins Park School of the School District of Cheltenham Township makes music come alive for 6th grade students in the “On Tour Project.” Divided into groups of six students, the middle schoolers must immerse themselves in all aspects of a musical performance from behind-the- scenes technology to the business side of the event. Not only do the music students focus on improving their singing and instrumental abilities, but other students in the group handle financial expenses, write press releases, understand geographical locations, conduct a photo shoot and write a contract to seal the deal. This innovative approach provides students with diverse interests the opportunity to come together and apply their interests and skills to real-life situations.