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The Sound of Music In The Air – Spring Concert 2023

This morning, Good Hope Country Day School’s Lower School Spring Concert took place at 9:00 AM in the GHCDS pavilion. The anticipation and excitement filled the air as parents, teachers, and students gathered to celebrate the musical talents of the young performers.

Mr. Michael Belgrave, the esteemed Steel Pan director, and Tina Thompson, the Music director, had been working tirelessly with their students to ensure a spectacular concert. The stage was set, adorned with musical instruments and glistening steel pans, creating a joyful atmosphere.

As the audience settled into their seats, the concert began with a vibrant and cheerful tribute to Sesame Street performed by the Steel Pan ensemble. The catchy melodies transported everyone back to their childhood, bringing smiles to their faces.

Next, it was the turn of the Early Learning Center and Pre-K students to take the stage. They sang “If You’re Happy and You Know It” with enthusiasm and innocence, captivating the hearts of the audience. The parents couldn’t help but join in, clapping their hands and stomping their feet along with the cheerful song.

The Kindergarten students followed with a heartwarming performance, honoring grandparents with a specially crafted song. Their sweet voices echoed through the pavilion, conveying love and appreciation for the cherished family members who had shaped their lives.

First grade took the stage, bringing scenes from “The Sound of Music” to life with their enchanting voices. They sang beloved songs from the musical, such as “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” showcasing their talent and dedication.

The Second Grade students continued the musical journey by performing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from the classic movie “Mary Poppins.” The joyful tune filled the pavilion with a sense of freedom and adventure, capturing the essence of childhood.

Grade three students delighted the audience as they skillfully played their recorders to the tune of “Au Claire de La Lune.” The melodic notes resonated through the pavilion, showcasing their commitment to mastering their instruments and bringing smiles to the faces of the proud parents.

Grade four took the stage with a burst of energy, singing “We’re Off to See The Wizard” from the beloved film “The Wizard of Oz.” Their lively performance transported the audience to the magical land of Oz, where dreams come true and anything is possible.

The Grade five Beginning Band stepped up next, proudly playing “The Victor’s March.” The students confidently showcased their newfound musical skills, demonstrating the result of their dedicated practice and the guidance of their talented music teachers.

The atmosphere reached new heights when the Panther Cheerleaders, a spirited group of students, led the audience in an enthusiastic cheer. The pavilion reverberated with cheers and applause as the cheerleaders displayed their school spirit, encouraging everyone to join in the celebration.

Finally, the Grade six Cadet Band took the stage, marking the grand finale of the concert. With great finesse, they performed four beautiful pieces, showcasing their mastery of their instruments. The crescendos and harmonies filled the pavilion, leaving the audience in awe of their talent and hard work. The concert concluded with an awe-inspiring rendition of “Surprise Symphony Variations” by Franz Joseph Haydn, leaving the audience captivated and deeply moved.

The Spring Concert at Good Hope Country Day School had truly been a remarkable family event, showcasing the passion, dedication, and talent of the young performers. Congratulations to all who worked hard in making it a real success!

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