By: T. Witts and T. Herron
Recently, the 5th Grade Historical Musical Club put on a play about the westward expansion. It includes stories about historical events in song form. Daniel Boone is singing about moving to get away from people. No one can forget the sad song about the Cherokee Nation. Along with the songs comes humor about railroads and bowling balls.
The 5th graders have worked hard at practices and at home to learn their song, lines, and dances. The teachers, Mr. Rehn and Mrs. Swinney, have also worked just as hard. They sorted costumes so it was appropriate for what the group was supposed to be. It would be weird to see a Cherokee costume on Daniel Boone!
Regardless of the costumes, Mrs. Swinney and Mr. Rehn have worked hard to make transitions smooth and easy. Without Grace Ingves and Isla Bartholomew this play would not be possible. Grace taught choreography and kept people quiet backstage. Isla helped with costumes and kept kids quiet in the hallway. They both helped with hair. I hoped you enjoyed the play!