With guidance from ABO Instrumental Director Erica Paxton and ABO Vocal Instructor Lynn Senftner, Onida Elementary students presented their 2021 fall concert, Red, White and Tunes.
The concert opened with March for America by the fifth grade band. The performance by the band newcomers who have been working with their instruments a mere eight weeks was inspiring and set the tone for the remainder of the concert.
K-2 grades opened the vocal portion of the concert with Veteran’s March, My Flag, and a very enthusiastic Yankee Doodle.
Grades 3-5 continued with Sacrifices Made, America Medley, and We Share America.
The performers then turned to fulfilling music standard understanding relationships in which they demonstrated their understanding of music’s relationship to other disciplines, and creatively interpreted rhythm and dance. Grades 3-4 used hand held American flags to interpret the march Stars and Stripes Forever. Grades 4-5 closed the concert with a very rousing multimedia dance routine to Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA.