Lower School World Music Concert and Art Show and World Celebration Day Cultural Fair

Shore was bustling with the excitement of tradition and new experiences on April 28. The Lower School World Music Concert and Art Show highlighted the hard work of students in Pre-K through Grade 4, and the new World Celebration Day cultural fair offered a space for the whole Shore community to learn about and celebrate a variety of cultures. 

Art Show
Student art of various mediums was displayed all around campus and guests were tasked with a scavenger hunt to complete as they made their way through the show.

The walls of the Pre-K hallway were lined with Abstract Watercolors and Inside Out Animal Tracks. Colorful Cyborgs from Kindergarten students adorned the Lower School, and first grade students’ Glowing Animal Eyes peered down over the Upper School hallway. 

Scientist Tunnel Books from second graders were housed in the Upper School, spread out in glass display cases. Detailed Egyptian Value Vases from third grade students drew viewers into the Kiva where excitement for the World Music Concert was growing. National Park Posters from fourth graders were also appreciated by all in attendance.  

World Music Concert
The World Music Concert started strong with a group of fourth grade students playing “Life is Good” on the marimbas. Throughout the concert, groups of fourth grade students continued to wow the crowd on the marimbas playing songs called “Balafon,” “Jaguarundi,” and “Roll With the Punches.”

Pre-K and Kindergarten students joined forces on stage for a performance of “Make New Friends” complete with dance moves and elements of American Sign Language. Pre-K continued on with a song and dance to “Head and Shoulders Baby.” Kindergarten students then danced to “Highway Number One” using tambourines as steering wheels. First grade students sang “Hello to All the Children of the World” and danced to “Tideo.”

Grade two students then took to the risers and introduced their song “Sahayta,” explaining what language they would be singing in, and what the lyrics meant. They also performed a line dance to the folk song “Alabama Girl.” The concert continued with third grade students playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on the recorder. They went on to sing the Liberian Folk Song “Kokoleoko,” which had corresponding dance moves and handshakes. 

Grade four students came back to the stage to wrap up the show with multi-instrumental talent. They sang and played ukulele to Shakira’s “Waka Waka,” and executed a performance of “Turn the Glasses Over” complete with coordinated passes and tosses of plastic cups. 

The recorded World Music Concert program can be viewed using this link.

World Celebration Day
This year marks the first World Celebration Day cultural fair presented by Shore, CORE, and the World Language Department. The interactive event was set up school fair style, with members of the Shore community creating table displays representing their countries of origin. Cultures and traditions explored were Colombia, Pakistan, Peru, Cape Verde, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Greece. 
In addition to the table displays, music was played throughout the day and a special lunch with food representing various cultures was served. 

The special day was truly a group effort and labor of love, celebrating our students, teachers, loved ones, and cultures. It was a beautiful day for the Shore community. 

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