If you ever wondered how the walls of Jericho fell, we have a vivid example of how the walls of the city can be overthrown by a trumpet fanfare. On November 27, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra held a special day for young trumpet players. All the trumpet players from SulamotMizpe Ramon participated in the workshops and at the conclusion of the day 250 trumpet players from all over Israel performed The Triumphal March from the opera “Aida” with the orchestra.

We are so excited to send you this first report of our activities this year at Mitzpe Ramon. To date, four orchestras are operated at the town: A girls strings orchestra at the Environmental Orthodox School, two wind bands at the Ramon and Harel Schools and the Municipal wind ensemble of the advanced students.
Each year, the Ministry of Education holds a competition to find a recipient for the annual Education Prize. The town of Mitzpe Ramon is currently in the finals of this competition. As such, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Education Prize Committee visited Mitzpe Ramon.

As a part of their presentation of educational activities in the town, Mitzpe Ramon featured Sulamot projects. First, our Girls Orchestra of third graders from the Environmental Orthodox Elementary School performed. They have only been playing their instruments for three months, and we are so proud of how much they have already accomplished. Next, the wind bands of Ramon School and Harel School gave a very energetic performance. The audience and the Education Prize Committee enjoyed the performances very much and left with a strong positive impression of Sulamot’s work at Mitzpe Ramon. We wish them success at the competition.
On October 26, we had an opening ceremony to a new project in Arad. The Sixth grade band of Ramon School preformed at the ceremony.
We hope you enjoy the attached photos and this video of the first Hanukka song of the girls orchestra:

In our hearts, we thank you every day for the generous support that enables all this wonderful activity.
Happy Hanukka and A Happy New Year!
Sincerely yours,
Sarah Elbaz