Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Holiday Show Prep Underway

It might seem odd to begin prepping our winter shows in October -- Halloween hasn't even passed.  But our annual shows is the central event in our general music year.  And this year we are also adding an ensemble show at the school and at least one outside performance.  It's going to be a busy December!

One of the the most important elements in our Winter Wonderland performance, apart from the fact that every Wonderland student is in it, is the goal having students "create" part of the material they are performing.  Sometimes this consists of writing special lyrics.  Other times the kids compose accompaniment.  Our students are very accomplished and up to the challenge, but the primary reason for doing this is to give them a sense of ownership of the show.

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