Performing at Elvis Presley’s GracelandPosted by Elvis Presley's Graceland on Apr 10, 2015 | 4 comments
There’s still music being made at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
Graceland welcomes student groups from across the globe to tour and even perform at the king’s castle. Some explore Graceland, while others take the tour and perform for guests at the Graceland Plaza.
At Graceland, the possibilities are endless.
In 2014, student groups from 33 states visited Elvis’ home. Graceland also hosted student groups from Canada, Denmark and Britain.
In addition to touring Graceland, students can further explore Elvis’ life in the new Archives Studio, the Automobile Museum and other exhibits. Graceland just opened two new exhibits, “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is” at 45 and “I Shot Elvis.” The “I Shot Elvis” exhibit even has a perfect place for an #ElvisSelfie, which has been a hit with students. They also love the new iPad tour at Graceland.
Graceland offers many educational tools, too. There are activity books, Elvis trivia and scavenger hunts for students to participate in while they learn about the king.
Students of all ages are welcome, from grade school through college. Choirs, orchestras and bands are welcome to play in the Graceland Plaza or other outdoor venues for our guests. It’s not a requirement that bands or choirs perform Elvis tunes, but some will often work in an Elvis tune or an Elvis medley.
Not many folks can say they’ve performed at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, so this is definitely a special opportunity.
Groups that have either toured or performed and toured Graceland in the past year include the Royal Hospital School Band from London, England; Pleasant Grove High School from Texas; Keystone Elementary in Tennessee; New Albany Middle School from Mississippi; Brookline High School from Massachusetts; the Monticello High School Choir from Iowa; Orange County School of Arts from California; and Springs Christian Academy from Manitoba, Canada.
Later this spring, Graceland will welcome the Africa University Choir from Zimbabwe, as well as many other groups from across the world.
Bring your students to Elvis Presley’s Graceland!
Visit Graceland.com for more information on educational tools, student tours, performance opportunities and student dining. And remember, teachers tour for free!