Another Amazing Winter Concert with 4th-8th Grade Students


The 4th through 8th grade Winter Concert was amazing!

First to sing was the after-school choir group the “Singers” – students in 4th and 5th grade. They sang “The Shepherds Saw a Star” and “The Spirit of the Season”. Music teacher Mrs. Bell and middle school teacher Mrs. Barney are the “Singers” directors.

The fourth grade classes took to the stage next to sing “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”, “Jammin’ Bells” and “Silent Night” with a solo performed by Gabriel Heller. 

Fifth grade students had a great time singing “Hanukkah, O Hanukkah”, “Rockin’ Robin” and “Last Christmas”. 

Next to perform was the middle school choir. They performed “Nutcracker Jingles”, “White Christmas” accompanied by Donovin O. and “Patapan Fantasia”. Donovin O. rounded out the middle school choir performance with a piano solo of “Carol of the Bells”. 

Some teachers had a fun – and comedic – staff performance next.

The middle school orchestra proudly came on stage afterward. The orchestra performed “Two by Two”, “Silent Night”, “Jupiter”, “Chimes” and Selections from “Apollo Suite”.

Ending the musical evening was the middle school band. The band performed “La Bamba”, “Macarena”, “Jingle Bells on the Housetop” and “Ancient Echoes”.

Music teacher Mrs. Bell teaches fourth grade music (as well as kindergarten through third grade), and she also directs the middle school choir and after-school choir “Singers” along with Mrs. Barney.

Music teacher Mr. Rice teachers fifth grade music, and he also directs the middle school orchestra and band.

Congratulations to all of our students for their wonderful performances!

 

 

It’s a Winter Wonderland of Songs for K-3 Concert


Kindergarten through third grade students put on an amazing and festive Winter Concert this week!

Music teacher Mrs. Bell taught a variety of holiday songs to the young students, complete with movements to help tell the stories of the songs. Many students played instruments as well, and a small handful of kids helped direct their classmates in the song movements.

Up first – the kindergarten to third grade after-school choir, directed by Mrs. Bell and middle school teacher Mrs. Barney.

Next came the kindergarten students with fun songs, including Five Little Snowman which featured students as snowing melting!

First grade’s performance…

Second grade’s performance featured several students playing instruments.

The third grade performance featured many students playing recorders.

Following the students’ performances, some staff members surprised the kids and audience with an a Capella Christmas song.

 

 

Save the Date: Winter Concerts


The annual TCDS Winter Concerts have a new location this year. The two concerts – held December 9th and 16th, both at 6:30 pm – will be at Sahuaro High School. That is at 545 North Camino Seco, 85710.

The December 9th concert will include all students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade plus the TCDS SINGERS (choir, grades 1-3).

The December 16th concert will include all students in 4th and 5th grade, Middle School Band and Orchestra and the CHAMP choir (grades 4-8).

Important winter concert info —

-Students should arrive by 6pm.
-There is ample parking at Sahuaro High School.
-All students will be seated with their class/homeroom at the front of the auditorium.
-Students should wear their nicest, dressy, ?winter best? clothes. TCDS dress code still applies. Please no short skirts/dresses, spaghetti straps or bare shoulders, or high heels.

So that you can sit back and enjoy the concert, a professionally produced video of the concert will be available for $5. DVD order forms will be available in the office as well as in your concert program.

Please plan to stay for the entire concert.  Students will remain with their classroom teacher until the concert is finished.

Winter Concert Full of Festive Songs!


Students dressed their best and belted out festive songs at our annual Winter Concert. 

The elementary children – kindergarten through fifth grade – performed Tuesday at Pantano Christian Church. Also performing that night were the SINGERS (our after-school choir for students in first through third grade) as well as CHAMP Choir (our after-school choir for students in fourth through eighth grade).

This year, students performed “One Day in December”, which involved a scriped story that combined singing with some acting. It told a story about a magical sleigh that the kids ‘find’ in a garage. The sleigh “took off”, taking children to different places around the world. The sleigh stopped in places such as Russia – where students saw dancers and singers, Africa – to witness the first day of harvest and a Kwanzaa celebration, and New York City – to hear Silver Bells. A new grade level came on stage to perform every time the sleigh landed in a new place.

Here’s a message from Ms. Savage to our students and staff:  

Congratulations to all of our students that performed at the Winter Concert on Tuesday!  You performed and sang wonderfully!  I am so proud of all of you!!

Thank you also to all of the teachers, staff, and administrators who came early, stayed late, hauled equipment, and helped to watch our children during the program.  The concert was truly a TCDS team effort, and I am so proud to be a part of this staff.

Here are some pictures from the Winter Concert, which was a night of fun, excitement and beautiful harmonies! Thank you Yearbook students for taking these pictures.

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Students Practice for Annual Winter Concert


Students have been rehearsing for our annual Winter Concert. There are two upcoming musical winter programs to enjoy. 

Elementary Winter Concert

The elementary children – kindergarten through fifth grade – will perform on Tuesday, December 3rd at Pantano Christian Church. The concert begins at 6:30 pm. Also performing that night are the SINGERS (our after-school choir for students in first through third grade) as well as CHAMP Choir (our after-school choir for students in fourth through eighth grade).

This year, students are performing “One Day in December”, which is a scripted story that involves singing as well as some acting. It’s a story about a magical sleigh that the kids ‘find’ in a garage. The sleigh takes off, taking children to different places around the world. The sleigh stops in places such as Russia – where students see dancers and singers, Africa – to witness the first day of harvest and a Kwanzaa celebration, and New York City – to hear Silver Bells. A new grade level will come onto the stage to perform every time the sleigh lands in a new place.

Information for parents: Students should be dropped off at Pantano Christian Church by 6 pm the night of the concert. Children are encouraged to wear dressy, holiday outfits.

The lyrics to the songs that will be performed are posted on Ms. Savage’s E-Planner to make for easy practicing at home. 

The Winter Concert is sure to be a night of fun, excitement and beautiful harmonies! 

Middle School Band and Orchestra Winter Concert

Our second music concert takes place Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm. This concert will likely be at the school – a definite location will be determined as soon as possible.

Information for parents: Middle school students in band and orchestra will perform in this concert.  Students are asked to arrive early for tuning and warm-up; orchestra students are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm and band students at 6:00 pm.

Students are encouraged to wear black pants or skirts with white shirts or blouses.

Another captivating evening is sure to be had with this concert!