Second and third grade students use cups to make music during the annual BGM Elementary Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the school auditorium. The program was filled with dance, music and the use of all types of instruments including bells, plastic drums, drum sticks, music triangles, plastic cups and tambourines.
By J.O. Parker
It was a festive evening of music and dance at the BGM Elementary School Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 8 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 songs, dances and musical routines using drum sticks, cups, bells, triangles and five-gallon buckets.
Students in Begindergarten, Kindergarten, first and second grades opened the show with such holiday favorites as, “Big Old Storm A-Comin’,” “Away in a Manger,” “Nutcracker: Trepack (Russian Dance),” “Nutcracker: Spanish Hot Chocolate,” “Kings and Queens,” “Song of the Sleigh Bells,” and “Mail Myself to You.”
Second and third grade students where next on the agenda. They performed, danced and sang a mixture of traditional and festive songs such as, “Deck the Hall,” “Jingle Bells,” Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Las Velitas,” “Chimes of Dunkik,” Jingle Bell Rock,” “Nutcracker March,” “Christmas Jubilation.”
The fourth, fifth and sixth graders sang, danced and performed, “The Little Drummer Boy,” “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Sashay the Donut,” “Let It Snow,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Sir Gregory’s Galop,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “December Nights, December Lights.”
The fifth/sixth grade choir performed two songs, “He is Born,” and “Light One Candle.”
The fifth grade band performed, “Steppin’,” “Cuckoo,” “Rising Rhythms,” and “In a Minor Mood.”
The sixth grade band wrapped up the evening with, “Good King Wenceslas,” “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” “Nutcracker, Mirlitons,” and “Jingle Bells.”