Students from ETM partner school PS 68 were invited to perform at New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon in Co-op City in the Bronx.
After seeing PS 68's students perform selections from their Holiday Concert, Councilman Seabrook requested that the school's chorus and string players perform "We Shall Overcome" at the January event. Nearly 1,000 people were in attendance at the luncheon, including Senator Charles Schumer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., City Councilman John C. Liu, and boxing promoter Don King, who gave the keynote address. Mr. King was so impressed by the students' performance that he immediately made a $2,000 donation to PS 68 in support of the program.
ETM thanks Councilman Seabrook for inviting the students to perform, Don King for his generous contribution to the school, PS 68 principal Cheryl Coles for her commitment to music education, and the children for their hard work and performance.