Akinle Armand




Campaign has ended


As I go through my third year at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, I am looked up to by the underclassmen, I work with people more, I'm better known and respected by my teachers and peers, and I move through my school more comfortably. I have had a great time studying and staying late and rehearsing, and the year's only just begun. I am soon to see and do so much more.

I also face more advanced issues and I bear greater responsibility. For example, these past 2 years I have been only a participant in March for the Arts. This year I am one of the organizers. I am expected to stay later and work with the younger students and do the work of my teachers. I absolutely love it. I go to an incredible and proud school with great and professional professors, facilities, and productions and now, more than ever, I am an integral part of this system.

That's why we need you. despite our reputation and beautiful building we don't have nearly as much money as we need to continue the performance of our institution. One of the ways we make do is with fundraisers like this! Also, due to the probable DCPS takeover of our school, the future of our excellent program is unknown. This may be one of, if not, our last March for the Arts. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

March for the Arts, is the

Duke Ellington School of the Arts annual Theatre


Support Us!

In the Theatre Department, students aren't just taught how to act. They are taught how to create the stories they want to see. They are given the tools to shape the world around them with their art. Ellington relies on the generosity of parents and donors to ensure that our students receive the highest level of pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Donations enable them to create sets, craft costumes, power technical capabilities, hire additional instructors, and fund classes with Master Acting Teachers like the renowned Professor Vera Katz.

Celebrate With Us!

Once upon a time there was an enchanted land full of magical spells, beautiful maidens, and true love where everyone lived happily ever after. Or did they??? Take a magical tour through the enchanted forests of Georgetown and learn what really happened to Rapunzel, Jasmine, Hansel and Gretel and other misrepresented characters during an interactive live show. After the performance, get more of the real scoop while you fly high on the moon bounces with Aladdin, play croquet with Alice, eat homemade treats with Tiana, and dance like the clock will never strike 12 with Cinderella! Enchanted showtimes are at 10:30 and 12. Dress as your favorite misrepresented fairytale character for a special gift from the Prince! 




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