Meridian Band Concert!
The Meridian Orchestras had their final performance of the school year on Monday, April 29.
The Beginning Orchestra students played Blue Jeans Blues and Frog In A Tree. Frog In A Tree really showed how far the group has come since the beginning of the year. The audience favorite was probably Popcorn Prelude where the performers got to act like popcorn popping on stage. Each section of the orchestra stood up and sat down at different times so that, to the audience, it mimicked popcorn popping while the students played their instruments. At the end of the song the whole group stood together…popcorn is done!
The Concert Orchestra students played Dragonhunter, Finale from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Fiddles on Fire. Dragonhunter involved musically chasing themes throughout the orchestra like someone might chase or be chased by a dragon in a story. Fiddles on Fire featured the orchestra playing really fast. So fast that the instruments might catch on fire! Yikes, someone call the fire department. The group demonstrated a mature orchestra sound on the Finale from Symphony No. 5. This was our hardest piece of the year and the students were very motivated to do their best.
Congratulations to all the Meridian Orchestra students on a wonderful year of music making!
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Health Requirements for 6th Gade 2013-14
All incoming 6th grade students must submit both a current physical exam and show proof of receiving one Tdap vaccine. Your doctor will check vaccine reords for Tdap during the physical examination. Please submit completed forms to the MMS Health Office as soon as they are completed. Read details of the Il State requirements for 6th grade entry.
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