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Spencerville Academy Performs at Bible Museum

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The Spencerville Cantares, Concert Winds, Ringers, and Strings visited the Museum of the Bible last week.

Jane Lanning directs the Spencerville Ringers at the Museum of the Bible on Oct. 20. Credit: Denisse Hernandez

Four music groups from Spencerville (Md.) Adventist Academy performed a special concert at the Museum of the Bible in Washington last Wednesday.

The Spencerville Cantares, Concert Winds, Ringers, and Strings performed in the museum’s 472-seat World Stage Theater on Oct. 20. The nearly 90-minute concert featured vocals, bells, and string and wind instruments. 

“The kids were over the moon,” says Jane Lanning, SAA music teacher and director of the Spencerville Ringers. “Their performance was super good, and the crowd was very enthusiastic. It was a strong witness.”

The concert and field trip came together after planned overnight tours this fall were canceled due to COVID-19.

“The best part of performing was having the chance to minister to people with music,” says student Emily Howell. “It was so exciting, not only reaching out to those in the community, but also praising God and sharing my faith openly.”

The Spencerville Strings perform in the museum’s 472-seat World Stage Theater. Credit: Denisse Hernandez

Roman Jordache appreciated everything that went on behind the scenes leading up to the concert. “I enjoyed the whole backstage experience of the performance. Those cool rooms with the mirrors and the room with the snacks were pretty cool,” he says. 

After the concert, students toured the museum and explored interactive exhibits illustrating the Bible’s history and impact. 

“My favorite part of the Bible museum was the exhibit where we got to walk through the Old Testament,” says student Jonathan Moats. “It really brought it to life!”

Later in the day, students visited the National Mall and walked around the area.

“It was just a really great trip,” Lanning says. “It helped soften the blow of not being able to go on the overnight trips.” 

The Spencerville Ringers will return to the Museum of the Bible for a Christmas performance on Dec. 10. 

SAA students and faculty pose for a photo in front of the United States Capitol. Credit: Denisse Hernandez

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