Plumas Performing Arts
Tristan McMichael, Lana Murray, and Marty Walters have visited every Plumas County community and met with local school sites to best determine how to support performing arts education in Plumas County. Ideas ranged from bringing in outside performing artists to puppet shows to funding professional development in primary grades or the purchase of musical instruments. They also presented their ideas to the Plumas Unified School Board.
In addition to partnering with and supporting existing performing arts opportunities for Plumas County, PPA has plans to create new events and programs. In 2019, PPA helped coordinate and sponsor the Summer Band, conducted by Eliza Hardee, which practiced all summer and performed in the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade and during the Fair. In 2020, PPA will be looking to help coordinate master classes for local musicians, continue with summer band, and to offer scholarships for both graduating high school students and private performing arts students who may need financial assistance to access the arts.
Strengthening performing arts throughout Plumas County
Plumas Performing Arts supports excellence in performing arts awareness and education in and among young people, amateur performing arts in the community, and professional performing arts educators. We devote ourselves to providing positive and creative outlets for our communities that help enhance our performers’ abilities. Our goal is to create a life cycle of arts education and performance that embraces all levels and interests in Plumas County.