In literacy we created another recount but this time on the middle school concert.
here is the recount that I wrote.
The Charming Middle School Concert
By Oliver Pollack
On Tuesday, May 22nd the middle school performed there work in choir and band in the theatre at UNIS. It proved that all there hard work and commitment to the course really paid off. They performed 14 amazing and interesting pieces to parents and the whole grade five.
The opening event was the G06 band and choir singing the famous and well known story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff along with one of the teachers reading the story in a sparkly yellow and golden king chair that was put next to the big and bright stage. The singing was a little cheesy. Kevin, one of the singings started coughing and holding his neck in the middle of the performance and everyone was laughing including Kevin. The band was incredible because they had to do so many quick note changes and had to be right on the tempo everytime.
Then the G06 choir left the stage but the G06 band stayed on to perform one last song with the big band. They played Enchantment by Brian Balmages and the composer told the audience what happens in the song. He said that the song was filled with mystery, joy, and a soft and loud tempo. Proudly the students amazed the audience with all the tiny details like drawing a very hard picture with many small details in the instruments to make the song even better. All the variety of instruments made the band look very professional and well practiced.
The grades six, sevens and eights took the stage proudly looking into the audience and walking calmly and excited to the risers and took their spots. They sang four songs including the song they performed at a school competition or something called “There Is Peace” by Jim Papoulis. There is peace had a mellow sound to it and joyful sound at the same time. The energetic singers made the sound even better and pleasant.
The final event was the G07 and G08 band singing four songs from around Asia. All the songs were all similar in a way. They were all pleasing and enjoyable but in a way mysterious and scary like the movie, Wizard Of Oz. These songs were my favorite because the students were all into it and everything was well prepared.
This helped me see what it would look like next year when I will be in middle school too and doing choir or band. I really was interested in all of the performances. I can’t wait to do it next year!
That was basically all that I thought was interesting this week.