The Haldane Elementary School Spring Concert was a great success. The program opened with third-grade students showing how well they learned to play their recorders this year. Selections included Hot Cross Buns and Gently Sleep.
The Elementary 4/5 Choir performed next accompanied by Martha Mechalakos. They sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight arranged by Alan Billingsley featuring soloists Emilia Barth, Frank Bentkowski, Shaye Martin, Minori Shiga and Zoe Silverman. What a Wonderful World arranged by Mark Brymer was next followed by This Little Light of Mine arranged by Mark Patterson featuring soloists Emilia Barth, Madison Chiera, Arden Conybear, John O’hara, Rowan Locasio-McLaughlin and Sydney Warren with John O’Hara on tambourine.
The Beginning Band played the traditional round Frere Jacques, Too Fat Polka by MacLean and Richardson and arranged by Fitzgerald, Military Street Beat by Alyn Heim featuring the percussion section and Let’s Go Band by Andrew Balent. The Advanced Band performed Guardians of Liberty by Paul Murtha, Notre Dame Victory March by Shea and arranged by Clark featuring student conductor Walter Hoess, the traditional patriotic song Parade Medley and Jump Start by Steve Hodges featuring the Advanced Band Special Ensemble. The program concluded with the Advanced Band and 4/5 Chorus performing the African folk song African Festival.
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