Education Announcements

The Victory Gardens of WWII

Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII

Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.

Operation Footlocker

Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.

Band and Choral Concerts

 

Music was a special part of the WWII experience.  Swing music, partiotic songs, and songs about missing loved ones were all popular.  The Museum encourgaes school bands and choral groups to perform for our visitors.

 

Want to perform at the Museum with your school band or choral group? Read below for the information you need.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I book my band to play in the Pavilion?
• You must schedule the band performance through Education Programs 504.528.1944 x 229.
• If your band will also be touring the museum (and most do), that must be arranged through Group Sales in order to receive a group rate.  Group Sales can be reached at 504.528.1944 x 222.

 

How many members can perform?
• Our Louisiana Memorial Pavilion can accommodate large bands and/or choral groups.  We’ve had small ensembles and large orchestras.  Logistics will be discussed when you schedule your performance time.

 

What equipment can the Museum provide?
• The Museum has a sound system with two mics.  Electricity is also available.  The Museum has chairs and one level of risers for performers, but you must provide your own music stands.  If you need to rent a piano, the Museum can provide local rental companies.

 

What kind of music should we play?
• Please prepare a program of 1940s swing and/or patriotic music.

 

What kind of audience should we expect?
• Regular visitors often stop in to hear musical performances,  however, the audience is often largely made up of friends, families, and supporters of the performers.  Our heaviest visitation occurs on Saturdays.
• The Museum sends out listings to the local papers, however, it is always advised that you spread the word to your supporters as well.

 

Do band parents/supporters have to pay to hear the performance?
• All performances are free and open to the public.  Should an audience member want to tour the Museum, then they can purchase admission.  The Museum is committed to providing a free space for school-aged groups to perform in the area.

 

Ready to schedule your band or choral group to perform at The National WWII Museum?

 
Contact Education Programs at 504.528.1944, x 229.

 

 

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