Woodside Elementary School students will be involved in numerous musical activities during November.
Veteran’s Day Program – Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Gym
All Woodside students will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America” and “Taps.” The guest conductor for “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be Hamilton School Board member Deborah Briggs.
First-graders will be the featured performers at the program with a parade entry and additional songs and poems.
Veterans in attendance will be asked to stand when the song representing their branch of the service is played.
Performers and students in the audience will be wearing red, white and blue to honor the veterans.
ACE performance for second-graders – Nov. 17 at 2:15 p.m. in the Large Group Area
Three musicians from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, known as the MSO Chromatic Trio, will give an interactive presentation to second-graders. The presentation will focus on detecting the relationship between music and color.
Woodside is one of 22 schools in the area participating in the Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, in partnership with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
ACE performance for kindergartners – Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Large Group Area
The resident conductor from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Chafetz, will give an interactive presentation to kindergartners. The students will discover what decisions a conductor makes about how to perform the music. They will also practice their own conducting movements, first as a group, and then with selected students leading.
Heather Cheslock is the music teacher at Woodside, which is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex.