Friday, December 16, 2016

The Winter Concert Warms Our Hearts

Last night saw one of our favorite Claxton traditions, the Winter Concert. Students from 1st through 5th grade performed (the kindergartners are prepping for the Celebration of Learning in the spring), showing off just how much confidence and know-how a school of the arts can instill in young children.

Not only was there singing, but students played an array of instruments—ukelele, recorder flute, piano, drums, xylophone, and, of course, bells, a 2nd grade tradition:



Here are our 4th graders accompanied by the Advanced Recorders morning music group on a particularly timely song:



In keeping with Claxton's believe in inclusion, the concert featured not only traditional Christmas songs, but music from Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Australia, and African-American traditions as well. 

We wish we could have recorded the entire concert! We did get the finale:



Our greatest appreciation to Mr. Butler for once again organizing such a massive undertaking with grace, patience, and an eye toward making sure everyone—students and their families—had a wonderful time!

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