The night of April 18 was a time for third, fourth and fifth graders from Cedaredge Elementary School to shine. The event was held at the Cedaredge High School to standing room only.
Music teacher Suzie Waehner and physical education teacher Amie Henderson directed the program though it was announced that the boys and girls developed the movements for the musical numbers, reworking the steps again and again, until they were satisfied with the results.
Third graders have been learning how to read music and play the recorder since October. Their musical number "The Trolley Song" gave them the opportunity to demonstrate their talents. They sang "Home on the Range" and then while singing "Whistle While You Work" half of the class executed interesting maneuvers around and under a large multicolored parachute-like circle. The remainder of the class kept the beat clicking sticks together, and then switched places so that everyone in the class could demonstrate both activities.
Fourth graders sang "Do-Ra-Mi" from "The Sound of Music". They.entertained relatives and friends by demonstrating their musical abilities using their recorders. Their "Muscle Chant" was a combination of the chant and use of exercises using muscle groups as a demonstration.
Fifth graders had advanced their recorder skills to a point where they played "Oh, How Lovely is the Evening" in three part harmony. They sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and performed a Tinikling routine (hopping between sticks moved to a Polynesian rhythm).
Group numbers were performed throughout the evening's program including "Boot Slapping Leather" and "5-6-7-8" line dances, a basketball routine, and the Virginia Reel.
The program ended with a colorful scarf juggling routine performed to "God Bless the USA."blog comments powered by Disqus