The Eisenhower High School Choir will reunite with the internationally renowned composer/conductor, Tim Janis, on Detroit Public Television for "Celebrate America."
The Celebrate America PBS Special, which also includes a tribute to the U.S. Honor Flag, will air on March 9th at 9:00 PM on Detroit Public Television.
“Celebrate America is a national program designed to give our nation’s youth a life-enhancing opportunity by showcasing their choirs on Public Television,” Janis said. The production and filming of this event is made possible through the hard work and dedication of both Detroit PBS and the all-volunteer Tim Janis staff.
“I am genuinely overwhelmed by the incredible talent and professionalism each music educator brought to the table," Janis said. "The students of Eisenhower High School demonstrated tremendous dedication in the preparation of their performance. They’re an undeniable musical force and a shining example of the commitment of today’s youth when encouraged to pursue the arts."
In November 2011, 17 Southeast Michigan Youth Choirs were selected to participate in the televised series Celebrate America from around the area. Eisenhower High School elected to perform “On Eagle’s Wings” under the direction of Julia Holt, in the "Celebrate America" program.
Tim Janis is respected and well known for the work he defines as “Music with a Mission.” He has supported many philanthropic projects with artists such as Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Andre Previn, and The New York Philharmonic.
In November 2011, Christopher Heisler, President and CEO of the U.S. Honor Flag Organization, teamed up with Janis and Celebrate America. Janis' song, "Celebrate America," is the official theme song for the U.S. Honor Flag.