Students explore sounds of Germany, Austria during performance


Students on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach and Whitehurst Campuses got a timely taste of the music and sounds of the Alpine this week as part of the School’s Fine Arts World Tour series of guest performers.

Area musician Martin Gross, part of an Alpine/Oktoberfest show band out Orlando called Oktoberfest Musikanten, and friends performed traditional folk songs and instruments from the Alpine region of Austria and Germany. While hearing the music, students on both campuses also absorbed culture and history of the region.

Gross is the second performer to bring international culture to the Ponte Vedra Hall stage. Last week, a storyteller and author visited with students. More guests are included in this year’s series, which highlights the music, culture, language and art from countries all over the world.