Local students perform in front of lawmakers

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(WRIC) — Students from the School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) traveled to Washington, D.C. Wednesday night to sing in front of Congress as a way to promote more funding for the arts.

A small group of SPARC Live Art students performed songs with SPARC alumnus Jason Mraz. They sang “I Won’t Give Up” and “I’m Yours” for lawmakers. Some performing American Sign Language and some blindfolded. 

SPARC’s Live Art program is an inclusive program for students of all abilities. 

It was all part of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) annual “We Write The Songs” concert. 

The group was even joined by Senator Tim Kaine who played the harmonica during the performance. 

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