Holiday Concert 2009

No pictures, because I forgot to take the camera.  Plus, we were at the far end fo the gym, andf rankly, the boys need haircuts so badly right now, their pictures would probably scare you.

Oh wait, here’s one that shows how scary they are:


(taken Monday morning, school was delayed 2 hours.)

Anyway.  Holiday Concert.  The 5th grade band starts things off and they did pretty well.

After the 6th grade band is done, the Kindergartners come out and cute us all to death.

They sang Must be Santa (Dave and Deb, do you remember endless listens of Mitch Miller and the Gang?), with hand movements (too cute!), and then they did this really sweet medley of star poems and songs: star light, star bright, first star i see tonight…, a song I didn’t know, twinkle, twinkle, little star, and then they started saying “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bed Bugs bite” — and then they continued with one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard:

And if they do
Then take your shoe
And knock ‘em ‘til
They’re black and blue!

It was hilarious, especially because they were totally into it, acting it out.  I nearly died.

After they leave, the First through Third graders come out and each grade sings several songs.  After the 2nd graders were done, one of the little boys walked up to the edge of the stage and suddenly Mrs. Kent was turning him away and trying to sidestep:  the poor thing threw up right there on stage.  He’ll never forget this year’s concert, I’m sure.

After that, the rest of the event was pretty…uneventful.  Oh, except for the part where most of the parents show how rude and inconsiderate they are.  After the lower elementary kids are done, there’s a pause while the upper elementary kids come out.  Most of the families who don’t have upper elementary kids get up and leave.  Rude.  Rude.  Rude.  This was our 6th holiday concert and it’s the same every year — and we have always stayed for the entire thing.  They wouldn’t leave in the middle of a football game, but clearly this isn’t important enough.

Rant over.  Sorry.

It’s been kind of a long obnoxious day, so I should probably quit while I’m ahead.



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  1. Margie Fassler says:

    I always thought elementary programs were amusing. I have a friend, however, that had a big party after her fourth and last child’s last program!

  2. Warty Mammal says:

    There’s something endearing about shaggy hair on a kid.

    You make a good point about the rudeness. I wonder if the folks doing it have thought of it from that angle?

  3. Shelley Sieverkropp says:

    Our school used to have the preschoolers participate in the program. They would hold them to the last to keep everyone in their seats. You never know what those little ones will do!

    Have a great Christmas!

  4. Linda Card says:

    The 2nd grader will probably forget it by the time he is 10. But when you’re at your 8th grade graduation and you toss your cookies down the front of Elsa D’s brand-new party dress just as you were all lining up to walk across the stage – well, that does stay with you – for decades.

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