Fourth graders

Back for the second time after not taking place last year, the elementary spring concert will be held in the new gym tomorrow (Friday) starting at 1:00 pm.

“I believe most students are excited to be able to do a Spring concert again this year, I know I am,” said director Lacee Johnson

The concert begins with four songs by the kindergarteners combined with the first graders.

From there, the elementary grades second through fifth will take the stage one at a time for three songs. Finally, the sixth graders will perform four songs.

The concert will feature percussion instruments and soloists, including third grader Brodey Rutz, fifth grader Kenzie Borer and sixth graders Jocelyn Clark, Steve Giebel and Addie Sandhurst. Hadley Thompson and Lily McMillen will be rap in the final number.

Fourth graders will pay a special tribute to veterans.

Johnson, who sees each grade once week, started rehearsing for the concert in March. 

“I am proud to show off the hard work they have put in to learn the songs, choreography, and, for some groups, instruments to accompany their singing.  We also hope to entertain the audience at the same time.”

Blue folder jazz, directed by Erik Hermanson, will perform between sets.

While the concert is free to attend, a freewill donation will help fund more instruments, scarves and ribbons for movement activities, books that teach music and sheet music.

Above: Fourth graders rehearse on stage. A talented group, they are performing one of the concert’s most difficult songs, said director Lacee Johnson.

Lacee JohnsonDirector Lacee Johnson works with the fourth grades.

Video: The fourth graders practice “I love the Mountains.”