May 10, 2022 | Jessica Smith
On Friday, May 20, grades 4-8 will perform the first LIVE Middle School Spring Concert since the start of the pandemic! The concert will be from 2:15pm -3pm in the gym. Students in grades 4-8 will perform for each other. Parents & friends are invited to join via Zoom or watch the recording. A link will be emailed closer to the concert.
This year’s Middle School Spring Concert theme is “World of Music.” We invite you to enter our “world of music” as students showcase the work they have done this semester. As students begin to perform live music again, they are working to use professional performance etiquette. They are practicing entering and exiting the stage, bowing at the appropriate moment, and clapping for the other performers. In music class, they are flexing their muscles around grit and determination as they practice music and work to play/sing accurately and musically. Of course the most important thing as we return to performing live music is to HAVE FUN!
Students in general music in grades 6-8 have been learning West African style drumming. Students in grades 6 will perform “World Music Drumming Ensemble One,” an ensemble based on West African rhythms while students in grade 7 will perform the “Kpanlogo” rhythm along with chants in the Ga language from Ghana. Students in grade 8 will perform “Fanga,” a rhythm from Liberia.
Chorus students will delight audiences “Hine Ma Tov” by Allan Naplan, “More to Me” by Pinkzebra, and “Family Madrigal” from Encanto by Lin-Manuel Miranda along with a few canons from their repertoire this year.
Students will receive a Spring Concert t-shirt to wear for the concert.
Please rejoice with us and join us on Zoom for “World of Music” on Friday, May 20, at 2:15pm.
Photo: Spring Concert 2018