Franklin Elementary School Students and Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile

Students at Franklin Elementary School retreated to the music mobile. Sponsored by the Pasadena Showcase House. In the above video you’ll see the students exploring the different instruments of an orchestra. What an experience!

Ben Franklin Elementary School, 527 W. Ventura Street, Altadena, (626) 396-5640 or visit

About the Music Mobile

Every fall the distinctive Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile™ begins its presentations to third grade students in the San Gabriel Valley. The Music Mobile™ has visited over 100,000 third graders in local classrooms since its inception in 1971. Designed and implemented by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, the Music Mobile™ has received numerous local and national awards for originality and educational excellence. Proceeds from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design have funded this highly effective music education program since its inception.

At each presentation, colorful banners identify the various instruments and instrument groups as the instructor teaches the students about the symphony orchestra. To further expand its community outreach, in 2005, PSHA contracted with the Pasadena Conservatory of Music that now administers and presents the Music Mobile™ Program. PSHA members assist the third graders as they are introduced to the individual instruments and have the opportunity to touch and attempt to play the brass, woodwind, percussion and string instruments.




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