Posted December 12th, 2016
Pleasant Valley’s youngest musicians shined on December 8, 2016. The Elementary Orchestra students and 6th Grade Choir worke together to put on a concert.
This year, the 4th grade Orchestra has more than 150 students! So, the class performed in two separate groups: Hopewell and Bridgeview under the direction of David Rosales and Riverdale Heights, Pleasant View and Cody under the direction of Robert Swinney. The 4th Graders have only been playing together for seven weeks and they’ve already come very far, playing five pieces both with their bows and pizzicato. The 5th Grade Orchestra, under the direction of Sara Tinsman, is now playing full pages of music! They played four pieces, including “We Will Rock You!” The 6th Grade Orchestra played beyond their years on songs like “Sleigh Ride Jingles” and “Conquistador.”
The 6th Grade Choir sang the challenging piece, “Bidi Bom,” as well as several holiday tunes. Thanks to Mrs. Ann Lannan, who came to the rescue after 6th Grade Choir Director Margaret Thompson welcomed a brand new baby boy less than a week before the concert!
Thank you to Robert Swinney, Sara Tinsman, David Rosales, Rebekah Weber, Heater Steffes, Margaret Thompson, Ann Lannan, Elisabeth Josie, Deborah DCamp and Perry Mears for all they do to support our budding musicians.
Enjoy the video and pictures below!