Archive for Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Fifth-graders unfazed by ‘DAZE

November 23, 2005

Lansing Intermediate School fifth-graders sang about being in a daze, but they had to be sharp last week when they performed their music program, "School Daze."

The program included singing, dancing and skits that were a take on a school day - arguably a funnier, more eventful-than-average school day.

The fifth-graders' talent was showcased at one of two performances Thursday. Four classes performed at the first show, and three at the second.

Students opened the shows Thursday with "The Concert Etiquette Rap," reminding guests to turn off their cell phones and take crying babies into the hall. The program progressed through a history test, an English class, lunch, shop class and homeroom.

LIS music teacher Jonnie Brice said the program is a popular one for her students. This is the third time she's directed "School Daze," she said, and in the past, students were still asking to sing the songs in May.

"They relate so well to school," she said. "This is the one they seem to hook onto the most."

Audience members also can relate the show to their school experiences, Brice said.

The show provided an opportunity for students to use their talents and to prepare for choir and theater productions high school. Brice said the students auditioned for speaking, singing and dancing parts.

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