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P.O. Box 737, Harrisonburg, VA 22803

Located at 1688 Indian Trail Rd in Keezletown, VA

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Grammar School Spring Program

Grammar School Spring Program

Music education, experience, creation and performance is highly valued at RCS. Across the grades, two dedicated music teachers, both fine musicians and composers in their own right, lead students in exploring grade appropriate musical experiences: lower grades go far beyond basic pitch-matching and steady rhythms to folk dance, hand signs, Orff, recorder and improvisation. Upper grades focus on an acclaimed graded handbell program learning music theory and basic to advanced ringng skills, as well as performance skills and composition.

At the Grammar School Spring Program, held on May 11, families and friends of Redeemer got to hear firsthand the beautiful evidence of this approach to music education.

PreK through 5th grade students treated the audience to rousing renditions of traditional music — many numbers with accompanying dancing and movements — as well as some original pieces composed by Mr. Greg Yoder. The performance ended with the students enticing the audience to form a giant circle in order to join in the dancing. The evening proved to be an lovely mix of joyful and poignant performance. 

Videos from the event will be posted soon to this website or to Redeemer's facebook page. In the meantime, the program for the evening is listed below.

5th Grade Handbells
Accolade, Wissinger (played in C minor as voted on by the class)
Opus Primus (First Work), 5th grade class composition project

PreK

The Bear Went Over the Mountain, American Traditional

PreK & K
Bow Wow Wow, Traditional

K & 1st
Alabama Gal, American Play-Party
The Journey is Long, South African Gospel Song

1st & 2nd
Sasha, Russian Folk Dance
You've Got a Place, Spiritual

2nd & 3rd
Down the River, American Folksong
Give Me Jesus, Spiritual

3rd & 4th
The Fox, English Folk Song
Twinkle, Trad. with verses by G. Yoder

4th & 5th
How Many Miles to Babylon?, English Folksong
Wayfaring Stranger, American Folk and Gospel Song

3rd - 5th
River of Life, L. Casebolt

2nd - 5th
If I Had Wings (Fare Thee Well), American Folksong

1st - 5th
Lean On Me, Bill Withers

K - 5th
What Wondrous Love, G. Yoder