Friday, July 4, 2014

5th Grade Poperetta

Happy 4th!  Sorry it's been soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long since I've posted.  End of the school year, kids' softball/baseball schedules, taking a grad class, school all gets in the way of getting on here!  Plus the camera isn't downloading to the computer anymore, so I have to figure out how to get June's pictures on here.  So here we are back in late May at the 4th and 5th Grade Spring Fling(concert)!

The twins play clarinet (Paige) and French horn (Shae).  They have a great big bunch of kids out for band who will hopefully stick with it.  Mr. Cooley works very hard with them, and from their first gig in October to the last one in May, what improvement.  The 5th Grade band showed a lot of progress this year!
Paige in the front; Shae in the back with the headband ;)
The vocal music teacher and student teacher taught their whole class a poperetta (pop-style mini-opera) spoofed off of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.  It was really cute.
Paige and Shae both had considerable speaking and singing parts...they were very excited and nervous about showing off what they learned!  Shae was not happy about wearing the gold "cheerleader" uniform, but it fit her snobby character "Karly" I think it was.

Shae and Brooklyn did a great job of speaking loudly and really getting into their snobby characters:)
"Three Little Maids...from school!"  The girls joined Martia in being shy, giggling behind their fans, and singing out nice and loud (with expression! yes!!) for the crowd.  It was so. cute. (Mom-biased opinion here.)

Two years ago, these kids were in 3rd grade and I was their long-term sub.  We did a pioneer play with lots of acting and singing.  It was neat to see how the kids have grown up and yet not lost that enthusiasm for performance.  The boys on the ends (Jack and Wade) have always been quite the characters!  Here they play Gilbert and Sullivan traveling ahead in time to see how modern-day kids respond to their music.  Great job, Ms. Parker and kids!!


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