Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Spring Concert

Tonight was the elementary school spring concert in the school gymnasium. It had a patriotic theme. Of course I videotaped. The 2nd-graders, the 1st-graders, the kindergarteners, and then Catherine and Elisabeth's pre-K class marched in the gym singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" by George M. Cohan. Except I'm not sure they did much singing, since they were a bit paralyzed by the large mass of spectator parents in the room.

Then we all stood and they sang the Star Spangled Banner and they all THRUST their little flags in the air at the part about "our flag was still there".

Then they sang This is My Flag by Dan Fee, and then Lady Liberty by Gail Keene while an older girl wearing a tinfoil crown and carrying a tinfoil torch and wearing a black garbage bag walked back and forth. Then the PreK and K marched off the risers and were seated at the side of the room to listen to the rest of the 1st-grade and 2nd-graders in concert (American, Yankee Doodle Boy, and I Love My Country - for which they signed half the song in ASL very nicely).

Then there was an intermission before the 3rd through 6th-graders performed. We went home. We'll have to save that for another day. Next year we'll be in the new auditorium. I can hardly wait.


Ellie Hamilton said...

I love school concerts! This one sounded like a gem! Love the "Lady Liberty" costume. Your girls are growing up -- school concerts and all! Wow!

Fe-lady said...

I always cry at school concerts...especially patriotic ones!
Cute pix!

LBTEPA said...

BTW there is no such thing as a good wetsuit photo.
The others are GREAT!