four year old Curriculum, Music, and Community project seeks
to mine North Carolina’s rich musical heritage to enliven
the state’s public school curriculum. The article focuses
on how the project has been working in several NC schools. A
highlight of the story looks at Cedar Ridge Elementary School
in Low Gap, in the fabled “Round Peak” neighborhood.
There fourth graders interviewed family members about their
memories of Christmases past, planned an old-fashioned breakin’
up Christmas party and invited a local band, the Smokey Valley
Boys, to play the music for the dance.
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