Bringing the Story to LifePosted by Ann Palm
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, was the kids’ favorite book to read during our castle unit. The class enjoyed it so much that we decided to bring the story to life by putting on a play. Students made their costumes and practiced their lines to prepare for their first performance, a dress rehearsal with the PreK-3 class as the audience. What good practice, for both classes! When the big day arrived to perform for their parents everyone was a feeling a little nervous, but once the play started those nerves subsided and the kids put on a wonderful show! The experience of performing in front of an audience was a real confidence builder for the class – bravo PreK-4!
Jazz in the Morning!Posted by David Coe
Jazz musicians are notorious night owls but the 7th grade instrumental class proved at assembly that morning is a great time to perform this uniquely American music! They played “St. James Infirmary” by Louis Armstrong and “Mr. P.C.” by John Coltrane. Saxophone, piano, bass, percussion and ukulele were the featured instruments and the group had the entire school feeling the groove!
Winterfest 2018: This is MePosted by Lloyd Mitchell
Winterfest 2018! Enjoy!
Excited for Music!Posted by Megan Kirk
PreK students are SUPER excited for music class!! We had a fantastic first day of class with tons of singing, dancing, and self expression! One of our songs was about recognizing each individual student and at the end of the song they got to jump up and say their name. The class was full of smiles, laughter and music – I loved their wonderful energy!
Friday After School GuitarPosted by David Coe
The After School Instrumental class had an awesome year!
Each Friday the room was filled with 4th – 8th graders all playing together and having lots of fun! Our favorite songs included Ode To Joy, Do Re Mi and the original compositions Friday Afternoon and Groundhog Day. Since there were no other classes taking place we could turn up the volume on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion. Rocking out is a great way to end the school week.
We’ll be back at it next year!!
Wonka Jr. A Smash Hit!Posted by Megan Kirk
I am so extremely proud of the cast and crew of this years Spring Musical Project, Willy Wonka Jr!
Over the course of the last few months, students in performing arts have been learning all about musical theater and what goes into creating a production. This unit started with research about how the genre of musical theater came to be. After this, students were asked to choose and pitch a show suggestion. This allowed students to see through the eyes of a director how a show is chosen. We had to think about the age of our actors, the age of our audience, the difficulty of the show, how many roles the show had for actors, and much more. When the day came to announce the Spring Musical, the students were given tiny bars of chocolate as their clue. They knew right away we would be learning the show Willy Wonka. Students dove right in learning the music. Soon it was time to add choreography and begin blocking scenes. In addition to being in the cast or crew of the show, students also got a chance to be costume and set designers. Each student created either a costume plot, or a stage design for a scene in the show. It was amazing to see their wonderful and creative ideas! This process has been one of hard work, fun, and growth. Our final show ended with wonderful golden confetti raining down on our actors as they took their final bows. Although it seemed to end so quickly, this show will be in the memories of our students and audience for a lifetime.