BGM Elementary students enjoy performing music and dance during the annual Christmas holiday program on Thursday, Dec. 9. The program opened with the lower elementary students and wrapped up with the upper elementary students. The program was under the direction of Emily Chatfield.
By J.O. Parker
It was a heartwarming evening of music and dance at the BGM Elementary School Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the school auditorium.
Elementary music teacher Emily Chatfield brought lots of energy and passion and it showed as the students performed a number of dances and songs using drum sticks, cups and five-gallon buckets.
First up were students in Begindergarten, Kindergarten, first and second grades. They performed such holiday favorites as, “Jingle Bells,” “Mittens and Gloves,” “The Mitten Song,” “Kindergarten Reel,” “Great Big Star,” “Do You Hear? (stick percussion),” “Parachute: Trepack (Nutcracker Ballet)” “Away in the Manager,” “Jubilee Rag,” “Les Saluts,” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain.”
The second half of the evening centered around students in third, fourth, fifth, sixth grades and fifth/sixth grade choir.
They performed and danced to a variety of Christmas favorites such as, “Joy to the World Bucket Percussion,” “What Child is This?” “La Bastringue,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time Cup Percussion,” “Longways Sweet Potato,” “Joy to the World,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Galopede,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Percussion,” “Jingle Bells Dance,” “Rise Up, Shepard,” “Stille Nacht/Silent Night,” and “Deck the Hall.”