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A Recorder Symphony at Seaford Manor

The performance was short and sweet, but it was a milestone for Seaford Manor Elementary School third graders who had their first concert before a large audience on May 20. Parents enjoyed the sounds of the recorder, an instrument the students have been learning since January. 

Recorder instruction serves as their introduction to Seaford’s musical performance program, as they will be able to join band and chorus as fourth graders. Under the direction of teacher Richard Adams, students mastered five notes during their general music classes over the last five months. They learned three songs, “Hot Cross Buns,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, all of which they performed for their special guests.
Following the concert, Mr. Adams told parents how their children can join the chorus next year, and Daniel Krueger explained the process for playing in the band. That will include an instrument showcase with Manor’s fifth graders. With those ensembles on the horizon, the third graders will take their green recorders home at the end of the year, where they can continue practicing independently. 

Date Added: 05/28/2024