WHAT: Roosevelt Elementary fourth-graders will star in the school’s first musical production as part of the school’s one-of-a-kind Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program, which launched schoolwide at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Titled “Gold Dust or Bust,” the 30-minute musical is based on the 1848-1855 California Gold Rush and will feature live band accompaniment from MIE teachers, all of whom are professional musicians. Students also created their own costumes, props and backdrops.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23

WHERE: Roosevelt Elementary School Cafeteria, 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel

DETAILS: Provided free to students by the San Gabriel Unified School District, the Music Immersion Experience aims to enhance student achievement through comprehensive music and performing arts lessons to Roosevelt’s transitional kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

In addition to after-school elective music classes, the MIE program includes daily in-class music instruction, including musical projects related to their studies.

“Gold Dust or Bust” was designed to complement the fourth-grade California History curriculum.