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Hall Pass coming to Ti, Crown Point

Hall Pass, a professional music troupe, will perform at Ticonderoga Middle School Monday, Nov. 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m. It will repeat its performance Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. at Crown Point Central School. The group includes, back from left, Janelle “j.RENEÉ” Bechdol, co-creator and headlining singer; Holly Monelle Murchison, the Hall Pass co-creator, tour manager and host; front, Jamal “ScienZe” Monsanto, headlining emcee; Jemar “Meezy” Souza, assistant tour manager and digital marketer;  and Michael “DJ Kraff” Lawrence, tour DJ.

Hall Pass, a professional music troupe, will perform at Ticonderoga Middle School Monday, Nov. 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m. It will repeat its performance Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. at Crown Point Central School. The group includes, back from left, Janelle “j.RENEÉ” Bechdol, co-creator and headlining singer; Holly Monelle Murchison, the Hall Pass co-creator, tour manager and host; front, Jamal “ScienZe” Monsanto, headlining emcee; Jemar “Meezy” Souza, assistant tour manager and digital marketer; and Michael “DJ Kraff” Lawrence, tour DJ.

— Murchison said the Hall Pass crew is excited about visiting Ticonderoga and Crown Point.

“We had our sights set on reaching rural schools and Crown Point and Ticonderoga are a perfect fit,” she said. “From what we've seen in their work as College For Every Student schools, they’re always eager to participate in activities that strengthen their school culture and benefit their students. That desire to become better and constantly work on improving made it an easy decision for us.” 

Hall Pass will visit 16 schools across Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New York this fall.

The traveling troupe includes Murchison; Janelle “j.RENEÉ” Bechdol, co-creator and headlining singer; Jemar “Meezy” Souza, assistant tour manager and digital marketer; Jamal “ScienZe” Monsanto, headlining emcee; and Michael “DJ Kraff” Lawrence, tour DJ.

“One of us is the first in our family to receive a college degree, three of us are proud college graduates, all of us were under-served students from low-income families who went on to attend college,” Murchison said. “We’re passionate about music and education and we built the tour to preserve the arts and assure that the students who are where we once were, have ample opportunities to shine.”

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