The Village School:
By: Marina Krasnopolsky
Our schools annual spring concert took place on May 16th. This year we have 5 performing ensembles that participated: Junior and Senior Chorus, Junior Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and our newly formed Percussion Ensemble. Starting in 3rd grade students are welcome to join any ensemble. Chamber orchestra is the only group that is by audition only. All students who participate in either orchestra or group must also take lessons in their instrument. On June 13th, our choruses will join to sing at the graduation. Chamber orchestra also traditionally plays the Pomp and Circumstance to begin and end the graduation ceremony.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Each year the Kindergarten classes come together to perform a show. This year the play was called, “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Preparing for the play it required different interdisciplinary activities such as creating their own costumes with Bob, making their brochures with Tina, and rehearsing their lines with Kathie Moran, Kathy Pizzo, and Lisa Mosca. The play was about three different goats (youngest, middle, oldest) who are looking for greener food to eat. They decided that beyond the bridge there is food for them to eat. However, there are these trolls that they must pass first. Each goat that walks past the troll convinces the troll that the next goat coming may be more suitable for their dietary needs. The troll lets the goats pass by until the oldest goat walks by. The goat convinces the troll not to eat him and all the goats lived happily ever after with plenty of food. The kindergartens did great portraying each character and the play was a success! They also handed out programs with their autographs on them. A round of applause to all the kindergarteners.