Magic of the Season Comes Alive at Oakwood

Snow fell and created a wonderful experience for everyone in the audience and on stage.
Snow fell and created a wonderful experience for everyone in the audience and on stage.
Oakwood Principal Ms. Eileen Kerrigan wrapped up the show by wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year.
Oakwood Principal Ms. Eileen Kerrigan wrapped up the show by wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year.
One by one, students introduced each song.
One by one, students introduced each song.
Oakwood Primary Center Music Teacher, Luella Pinelli, settles down the overflow crowd after a rousing rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Oakwood Primary Center Music Teacher, Luella Pinelli, settles down the overflow crowd after a rousing rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Santa thrilled the children and even danced with his favorite music teacher.
Santa thrilled the children and even danced with his favorite music teacher.

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and also for singing! And what better way to show off the talents of our second graders than by showcasing their voices and musical talent in Oakwood’s Winter Sing-a-Long. This annual tradition brought half of the second grade classes together on stage to perform some old time favorites such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Jingle Bells, and I Have a Little Dreidle. The students worked for weeks learning the music, words, and hand gestures to these joyous holiday classics. Under the direction of Oakwood music teacher Ms. Pinelli, the students once again took on a new piece this year, challenging their music talents and skills. 

They learned songs in other languages and experienced tunes from other cultures. If learning the words to these songs wasn’t enough, the students added bells, tambourines, maracas, posters, and hand movements to make these holiday songs even more festive. 

Over the course of two days, parents from the participating classes came to watch their little performers make magic on stage. And it definitely worked because during the show, not only did we have a ‘snowstorm’ made possible by Oakwood’s fantastic art teachers, but also a special visitor all dressed in a red suit made a grand entrance… it was Santa! 

We want to shout out a special thank you to Mrs. Pinelli and her new accompanist, Mr. Bradley Burgess for their hard work and wonderful presentation! We also want to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy, and Peaceful New Year!

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