The St. Robert Colorful Spring Concert

Madison K and Maribel M

The St. Robert Colorful Spring Concert 

The Spring Concert is a traditional musical performance put on by both the grade school and middle school, though on separate evenings. The performances include general music performances from every elementary grade level as well as performances from the middle school choirs, strings, and various bands. The music production is a showcase of what the students have been practicing for the last couple of months. The concert usually lasts for an hour. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many more may all attend the spring concert to watch their relatives and fellow schoolmates perform. Other people who are not a part of the school community or parish may also attend the concert to be amazed by the talent and excellence of the St. Robert students. 

Mrs. Hagedorn, the school secretary turned long-term substitute teacher, has been working to help the middle school choir students perform during the spring concert. She took over for Mrs. Gall in the middle of the year in order to bring the middle school choir students to the end of year and this final concert. 7th grader Lucy said Mrs. Hagedorn is doing a good job at keeping the students engaged, on task, and participating during class. Lucy also stated that the songs are very appropriate and well-fitting for the Spring Concert: “I think they have a springy feel to them.” The 7th and 8th grade choir will be singing “Da Pacem Domine” and “J’entends Le Moulin”, and both of these songs will be performed in a different language. “Da Pacem Domine” will be sung in Latin and in the form of a round. A round means that different singing groups, such as tenor, bass, alto, and soprano, will be singing the same words but starting at different times creating a round. Parts of “J’entends Le Moulin” will be sung in French and in other parts the song will be sung in English. 

Another musical ensemble that will be performing at the spring concert is the beginning band and concert band. The concert band will be performing “The Incredibles” and “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. Mr. Zelinski is the director for both the beginning band and the concert band, teaching 5th grade to 8th grade students. Once students get to 5th grade, they are able to choose from strings, choir, or band. The musical instrument the students chose will be involved in for the next four years at St. Robert. The band instruments include saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, and percussion which includes drums, bell kit, symbols, maracas, the triangle, and many more. 

Furthermore, the string ensemble will also be performing. The songs that the string ensemble will be performing are “Pictures ” and “Toroedres.” Mr. Perez is the director of all the strings programs and has been working with kids from ages 6 to 14. Mr. Perez has come early to school and left late. He has put countless hours into the practices. Mr. Perez occesensly plays with the strings at the concert. Strings practice together twice a week: on mondays and thursdays. The strings include the cello and violin. 

In conclusion, all of the students have been working very hard in class and at home practicing. This middle school Spring Concert will be held in the gym with the 7th and 8th grade choir, 6th grade choir, beginning string intermediate strings, beginning band, and concert band performing after months of practice at school and home. The Spring Concert is a fabulous way to end the great year for students and to show their talent to all the viewers of the school community. The Spring Concert will be on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. 

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