Yesterday, St. James students had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. It was a wonderful day filled with exceptional music, excellent entertainment, and a lot of learning. Our students behaved extremely well, and I was very proud of everyone. Thank you to Marc-Andre Bougie and Andrew Clark of the TSO for putting on such a wonderful program. I have attached just a couple of pictures of our children having a wonderful time.
Now, Spring Musical is coming, and next week, I will be revealing this year's theme. All week, I have been putting pictures on my wall with hints to see if anyone can guess the theme. All the hints are now up - see if you can guess the theme! (See last picture below.)
Next week, all of the students at St. James (with the exception of our Primary I and II students) will have the opportunity to go to the Perot Theater and see the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra perform. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get to see and hear a professional orchestra play live on stage. The music this year promises to be wonderful. Some of it our students should recognize, as the concert will begin with the very famous opening theme to "Star Wars." There will also be some new music for them to hear, including a "Toy Symphony," music written to accompany video games, and a musical adaptation of "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. The concert for the Middle School students will also have a famous piece of music written specifically to teach children about the orchestra, "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." I always look forward to this concert each year because it is truly a special and memorable experience for our students. Thanks to the TSO for ensuring and aiding the music education of children in the Texarkana area.