Our Song Along the Driftwood Shore
We are pleased to present a selection of vocal and instrumental pieces with a special performance media presentation.
They, k-8 students, rocked the house last night, from ballet movements of the lower grades to a jazzy band of the upper grades who could play anything given them, including a piece they wrote, arranged and expertly "taught" the audience how they put the piece together.
Many children had solo parts, both as presenters and as performers.
The talented piano/voice of Nathan Malamud received special recognition.
Would you believe these band members have only been practicing together for one year?
Way to go, Driftwood.
The house was filled with families and community members like myself, enjoying the dances, the music, and even a film written, acted, and produced by the 4th/5th grade media class.
Kudos to the performers and to Mr Morganti, the music teacher and director of all productions, who harnessed the talent and imagination of the children through hard work, practice and sheer joy that comes when a job is well done and shared easily.
Indeed! Every child was enjoying himself/herself, and family members beamed the whole time. I felt transported to the times my own children were young and in school productions. But this performance didn't take place in a big school, with a big budget and hundreds of parents with special skills.
I close with a quote from Mr. Morganti on the back of the program:
"...We have found Port Orford to be a warm, honest place that values quality education for its young people..."
Our thanks to Mr. Morganti, staff and support groups, who value education and their young people to see that the arts and all academic areas are of high quality.