Wallace Middle School GATE Students Visit Nashville

A large group of students is pictured on the steps of a large building.The GATE students at Wallace Middle School have been busy all year exploring the arts. They have created art, performed for a live audience, and experienced art in differing venues throughout the year.  Recently they were inspired by a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol where they learned about the role that the Bristol Sessions played in the birth and development of country music.

In March, GATE students traveled to Nashville where they visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and were immersed in the history and sounds of country music. The Highlight of their trip was a visit to the historic RCA Studio B, which played a major role in establishing Nashville’s identity as a recording center. The group recorded one of Elvis Presley’s songs called Good Luck Charm and stood on the very spot, marked by an x on the floor, where Elvis Presley stood when he recorded many of his hit songs.  The song was played for the group while they ate lunch at the Wild Horse Saloon and enjoyed a line-dance lesson afterward. Students also fine tuned their STEM skills while solving a mystery at the Adventure Science Center and visited the Tennessee Aquarium and the Parthenon. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will not soon be forgotten!

Contact Person: 
Deborah Hughes