Glenshire Elementary presents musical concert
Even though Glenshire Elementary students performed their Winter Spectacular over a month late, due to the storms in December, an extra month a practice didn’t hurt, some students said.
“Sometimes I get anxious and nervous,” said Gunnar Sutter, a fifth grader who plays in the Glenshire Elementary band. “I’m nervous I’m going to blank out on the notes. But I like to perform.”
The Feb. 5 musical concert marked the second time the bands – which include the Glenshire String Quartet, Glenshire Elementary Orchestra and Glenshire Eagle Band – had ever performed. Susie Gonzales and Randy Humphries directed the groups.
In front of a full house of family and friends, all of the kindergarten through second grade classes also performed songs about the season.
Since the first concert was supposed to be held before Christmas, some of the classes had to change their songs from holiday-themed tunes to more seasonal songs about winter.
Sue Bower and Kilty Highfill’s second grade classes sang a tune about wilderness safety, called “STOP” (stop, think, observe and plan). Margie LaPoint and Peggy Shepherd’s kindergarten class sang “Snow Pants” and “Snow Angels.”
Lissa Johnson and Mary Berelson’s combined kindergarten and first grade class sang a song about rain, “because it doesn’t always snow in Truckee,” said Principal Kathleen Gauthier.
The Eagle Chorus, comprised of first through fifth graders, also provided some harmony for the audience, under the direction of music teacher Linda Bliek.
“These students give up their lunch recess everyday to practice,” Gauthier said.
The chorus sang “Wacky Do, Re, Mi,” among other songs.
Also performing were Carolyn Stewart and Karen Pilaar’s kindergarten class and Maggie Bockius, Carolyn Keigley, Suzanne Samson and Beth Cushman’s second grade classes.