Elementary Music Program Celebrates Song and Play Around the World
“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy! Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.'” Psalm 126:2
“For the love of the game” was the theme of the elementary school’s spring music program.
Under the direction of Joy Gibson Anderson, our students shared traditional American and international songs and singing games, often with audience participation, dancing and instrument accompaniment.
The program opened with a song and demonstration by the first grade strings group, under the direction of Maria Lorcas, instructor.
Kindergarten through second grade shared “Pimpon” a Latin American finger play. Grade two invited the audience to join them on O Mochi O, a Japanese hand game. Fifth graders demonstrated the North Skelton Sword Dance, a Scottish folk dance that EMES fifth graders traditionally learn.
Second through fifth graders sang, while fourth grade performed, a familiar song by Clark Gesner from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”