Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Band Spectacular & Open House


Lily participated in band at school this year playing the trumpet. In the fall they had a concert and marched around the school field for a parade experience. In the spring they get to participate in the all district band festival.
The performance is at the Thousand Oaks Civic arts plaza much like the chorus concert. It is on a school night and they perform along with other elementary, middle, and high school bands.
Lily and her friend Charlee both play trumpet so they got to sit next to each other. This meant plenty of goofing off and silliness. To say the difference between the different levels of band is putting it mildly. It was a little painful during the elementary beginner band performances but they did great and worked hard.
Scarlett is on Clarinet and she was right up front and center. The middle and high school band performances were SO impressive. Lily can join band in middle school if she chooses. She might need to learn to actually read music before that!

They also had a short performance at school before the open house the following week. If Lily decides to play again next year she will be in advanced band in 5th grade. 
She hasn't decided yet but her two friends are dropping out so we will see what Lily decides. She really enjoyed it this year.

After the band performance the 4th grade did a square dance performance on the quad. They have been learning square dance as a part of music class in 4th. It was a really fun/ funny performance and Lily had a great time!

Swing your partner round and round!! They finished with the electric slide, she is all set for Bar Mitzvah's and weddings now.
Once the square dance performance ended the classrooms were open for families to see all the hard work the kids and teachers have done all year.  Gemma's class did a huge unit on Africa. She was our proud tour guide on her safari.
 They made some amazing art and her classroom was transformed into an African land!
 They made dioramas and did a huge report on an African animal. Gemma chose Meerkats just like her sister Lily did in 1st grade!!!





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