United Tribes NewsA Peek Into the Music Classroom
Theodore Jamerson Elementary School December Concert
12 December 2011
BISMARCK (UTN) - Percussion played a central role in the Theodore Jamerson December concert. Wooden sticks, harmonic tubes, xylophones and stomping feet were among the musical instruments featured in the December 8 program.
The rhythmic event was presented by all eight grades of TJES students under the direction of first-year music Instructor Nichole Bernier.
Selections included American folk songs, traditional African songs, Native American songs and chants, and Broadway musicals. The presentations allowed the students to work toward meeting national standards for music instruction, wrote Bernier in the event program.
It also provided entertainment and a source of pride for parents and family members who attended in the United Tribes gymnasium.
TJES youngsters are primarily the children of students who attend United Tribes Technical College. The K to 8 elementary school enrollment is 166.
Listen to a song from the TJES concert, “Hot Lunch Jam” from the Broadway musical Fame, performed with rhythm sticks by TJES Fifth Graders: Hot Lunch Jam
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