My name is Dave Harris. I played the viola at the FIM from sixth grade until I graduated from high school in 2011. I just graduated from West Point in May of 2016, and am on leave until my next duty assignment in a few weeks.
The FIM gave me an opportunity to be a part of musical ensembles, including my favorite, the Youth Symphony. I would not have continued playing the viola into high school, if I had not gotten the opportunity to be part of the ensembles the FIM provided.
My name is Emily Durand and I attended FSPA's dance program for 10 years participating in The Nutcracker and Flint Youth Ballet. I am currently pursing a dance career in Seattle, WA. I dance for Karin Stevens Dance, The Three Yells and KT Niehoff's production of, "A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light".
"Soup Day" was like a holiday of its own for the dancers around Nutcracker season. I always felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work and train with quality teachers and guests artist each year.