|The Sloan-Hendrix Music Department held
their annual Fall Concert on December 13, 2012 in the cafeteria. The
concert began with 6th grade Beginning Band performing selections
from the Ed Sueta beginning band book. These favorites included "Hot
Cross Buns", "French Song", "Merrily We Roll Along", "Jingle Bells",
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", and "Yankee Doodle". Next, 7th grade
band performed "The Crusaders", which is a band adaptation of an old
hymn that is believed to have originated in Gemany; today, the hymn
is known in some churches as "Fairest Lord Jesus." The next
selection, Elliot Del Borgo's "Prelude and Dance", was performed
with the combined 8th grade and high school bands. After this, high
school band featured two Russian composers with "Ivan Sings" (Khatchaturian)
and "Little March" (Shostakovich). Following this, the duets "Bouree"(Mozart)
and "Ecossaise"(Beethoven) were performed by Breeanna Carter (flute)
and Sarah Akers (saxophone).
The next part of the concert featured our singers. The jr high choir combined with sr high choir to perform the traditional spiritual, "Shine On Me". Sr high choir then performed two pieces that represented our theme units. Choir learned about territorial Arkansas this semester by learning to sing "Fiddlin Jamboree", which featured several old folk songs popular in the south and throughout the United States in the 1800s. This was used as a tool to help the singers understand the importance of folk music in our heritage as Americans. The next piece, "Inscription of Hope", was selected to represent the Holocaust unit. The piece contained text that was written in a celler wall in Germany that was written by some Jews who were hiding there from the Nazis. After these pieces, jr high choir took to the risers again to present a Christmas song called "Sing We All Noel", with combined two popular South African Christmas tunes ("African Noel" and "Siyahamba"). The grand finale of the concert was sr high choir, decked out in mardi gras masks and mardi gras colors, singing "Iko Iko", a traditional mardi gras song.