Shrek Jr. – The Musical!Posted by Lloyd Mitchell
Learning Choreography from a Broadway Veteran!Posted by Alyson Cahill
The Performing Arts Department had an exciting afternoon recently when Hayley Podschun, Broadway guest artist, visited 6th-8th grade classes and conducted Musical Theatre workshops with each grade. Students learned professional choreography from the Broadway production of “Hairspray” and had a Q & A with Hayley afterward. Using her experiences as a “triple threat” in Broadway, touring, and regional theatre (not to mention film/TV/voiceover work), she spoke about her favorite roles, lifestyle, and even gave tips on memorizing lines! It was a wonderful opportunity for our Unquowa actors, especially as they move forward in their own Musical Theatre unit!
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!