St. Francis de Sales school
The 7-piece brass band at St. Francis De Sales School on South 47th Street in Philadelphia is polishing up two classic Irish songs, “Danny Boy” and “The Irish Washerwoman,” for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade.
At a time when budgets have cut music in schools, Play On, Philly is changing lives.
The official word comes Friday on which Catholic schools in the Philadelphia area will close at the end of this school year. But several elementary schools are already saying they’ve won their appeals and will stay open.
On the morning of February 16th, Mahlon Graham and his sister were walking to St. Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia when they saw smoke coming from a nearby assisted living facility and a woman at a window screaming for help.
More than 80 students at a West Philadelphia parochial school join together Saturday to give their first orchestra concert, thanks to a program by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.