Von Trapp Family Member Visits Webster Avenue School

Rosemarie Von Trapp (back row, center) visited students at Webster Avenue Elementary School.

Rosemarie Von Trapp (back row, center) visited students at Webster Avenue Elementary School.

Webster Avenue Elementary School had the pleasure of welcoming Rosemarie Von Trapp of the legendary Austrian musical family to help celebrate Reading Week on Monday, May 11. She visited students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to share the story of her life experiences.

The story of her family was made famous with the beloved 1965 Academy Award-winning movie, “The Sound of Music.” She told the students about how important music was to her and her family.  She brought various musical instruments from the different countries she had visited while singing with her family around the world, including poi balls from Norway and a shofar horn from Israel.

Rosemarie Von Trapp demonstrates a shofar horn from Israel.

Rosemarie Von Trapp demonstrates a shofar horn from Israel.

She explained to the students that writing in a journal kept her memories alive and that journaling is something she strongly encourages for students of all ages to remember their thoughts and experiences. She read a chapter from her mother’s book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.  She also expressed to the students that, with a strong sense of hope, determination and encouragement, they will be able to accomplish anything in life that they want.

The students had been studying “The Sound of Music” in music class, so it was a pleasure for Webster Avenue to host a living legend.

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