The 2nd and 3rd graders dressed in their red, white, and blue, then lined up in their order to prepare to sing to their loved ones on Thursday, November 8th. With lots of talking, the students said they were nervous, happy, and excited. Once 7 o’clock rolled around, they took their places and prepared to sing for the crowd with big smiles on their faces.
Mrs. Katherine Taylor began the night with an introduction. She talked about how that night’s theme was “Songs of America,” and the songs sung would be about the flag, the military, and our country. She then proceeded to instruct the crowd to rise while they sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” and a “Pledge Rap.”
After everyone was seated, Jase Jones, 3rd grader, read a poem called “Our Flag Flies High.” The next songs that followed were “Blue and Red and White,” “My Flag,” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
Next, Lucas Wray, 3rd grader, recited a poem named “Honor our Military.” The songs that were sung after were “Proud of our Veterans” and “In Service Of.”
Then, “A Memorial Day Poem” was read by 3rd grader Dylan Baker. One song was sung afterwards, and it was “A Candle for Remembering.”
Finally, the last poem read was “The Heart of America,” read by Katie Warmbrodt, 3rd grader. The last two songs of the night were “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful.” Once the songs were over, the crowd gave the students a standing ovation.
Mrs. Taylor was asked a few questions concerning the students’ performance.
She was asked how the performance went, and she said, “Overall, I believe that the kids who sang in the concert did a fantastic job. They put a lot of their heart in this year's concert.”
She was also asked about if she had any nerves, and she commented, “Yes, I get very nervous before every concert. I worry about whether or not I am missing something, or if something goes wrong. I also get nervous speaking in front of large crowds.”
Finally, she talked about how she felt after the performance: “At the end of the concert, I felt proud. I am proud of all the hard work the kids did in preparing for the concert and of their performance itself.”
Congratulations on the well-done performance to Mrs. Taylor and the 2nd and 3rd graders. Keep up the great work!