Celebrating the Holidays Through Music

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The joy of the holidays was contagious as Reinhard first-graders and Winthrop Avenue third-graders performed poetry, dance, holiday songs and instrumental music during their winter concerts.

Under the direction of music teacher Randi Andersen, the Reinhard students sang “Snow Music,” “Hanukkah Is Here,” “Must Be Santa,” the “S’vivon/Dreidel” song and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for parents, faculty and peers during morning and afternoon holiday performances. They also incorporated a poem titled “Mr. Snow Rap,” simulated a snowball fight and accompanied their tunes with instrumental music. According to Ms. Andersen, the students worked hard, having practiced their music since Thanksgiving. 

Under the direction of music teacher Erica Davis, Winthrop Avenue students showcased their vocal talents with performances of “Sleigh Ride,” “African Noel,” “Dance the Hora” and “Happy New Year, Everyone.” The concert commenced with a specially written song by Ms. Davis titled “Time for Acceptance and Love.” Typical of Winthrop Avenue’s concerts, selected students were given the opportunity to play their recorders and to accompany the music with a variety of instruments to add glitter and pizzazz to an already festive performance.