December 20, 2016
Shelby Danielsen, WTLV
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There is a new sound resonating from the walls around the security gate at the Jacksonville International Airport and it’s stopping travelers in their tracks, even as they rush to catch their flights. It’s the sound of music coming from children of all ages.
Every year JIA invites choirs from local schools all around the First Coast to serenade travelers and their families as they make their way through the airport. Some students play instruments, others sing a capella or solos, but no matter how they perform they are turning heads their way. People who are in a hurry slow their pace once they hear the music playing.
The last day they sing for the holidays at JIA is usually the Wednesday before Christmas. First Coast News had a chance to catch a few performances by Brookview Elementary, Pickett Elementary and Raines High School. They drew a large crowd at the airport and several rounds of applause.
Raines High School will continue their performances into their holidays. On Tuesday, December 20th they will host a show at their high school starting with appetizers and an art show at 6 p.m. and the music at 7 p.m. will immediately follow. Everyone is invited.