Music Doing Good in Schools Hosts Houston-Area Students for the film Red Tails
Followed by a field trip to Texas Flying Legends Museum
Students learn about the history and planes of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II
HOUSTON, TX – On Sunday, January 22, 2012, Music Doing Good in Schools will host students of all ages from across Houston to view the hit film Red Tails, about a group of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, who faced segregation and were kept from action for the first half of World War II. This historic and moving story follows the airmen once they are called into battle. After viewing the film, the children are then invited to the Texas Flying Legends Museum at Ellington Field to learn more about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and to see a real P-51D Mustang in action. Students are invited to see the film at AMC Gulf Pointe 30 Theatres at 12:20 pm (11801 South Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX 77089) and will travel to Texas Flying Legends Museum from 2:30 – 5 pm (11190 Blume Avenue, Houston, TX 77034). Students will be joined by two living Tuskegee Airmen Veterans at the museum.
Based out of Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, the Texas Flying Legends Museum flies their growing collection from Texas to North Dakota each spring, to Maine each summer, and back to Texas in the fall. The Museum’s mission is to acquire the best flying WWII aircraft available today, and campaign these Flying Legends to honor our nation’s heroes and to inspire our younger generations – through the stories of our heroes and these magnificent warbirds. The museum’s aircraft includes one of only two flying Japanese Zeros left in the world today: Last Samurai, Betty’s Dream, a B-25 bomber used in the Japanese surrender ceremonies, two North American P-51 D Mustangs (Dakota Kid II & Little Horse), the Aleutian Tiger P-40 K, used by the air forces of 28 nations, including all Allied powers during World War II; and Whistling Death, a FG–1D Corsair, one of the most capable carrier-based fighter-bombers of World War II.
Music Doing Good in Schools outreach program is an innovative, interdisciplinary, musical arts, after-school enrichment program for students 7 to 18 who want to take their skills to a higher level. Designed to enlighten, motivate and stimulate student creativity using a diversified approach to music, this unique approach brings together music, dance and theater to support core curriculum. Students work in a challenging, engaging and interactive environment to create a live musical production to be presented on stage at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Music Doing Good, Inc. is a 501 c3 performing arts organization whose mission is philanthropy through music. Through world-class concert events and music education programs, we generate friends and funds for outstanding non-profits working in health, education, music and children’s charities, enabling patrons to give back to the community.
For more information, please visit www.musicdoinggood.org or call 713.524.2854 x4923.