Students in South Hamilton's 5th Grade
Band held their first performance together since beginning lessons on their
instruments. Parents and grandparents were invited to the informal concert
in the South Hamilton band room on January 23. Mrs. Gansen greeted the
guests and explained how a band student would start their progress from
the earliest stages to this point when their efforts culminated with this
for 5th Graders
There were few squeaks as the 5th graders nervously read
their first piece of sheet music. But there were many smiles from the audience
as each instrument family played to show skills learned and problems encountered.
The parents and friends were invited to stay following
the demonstrations to join their son or daughter in a snack celebrating
this performance Many in the audience remembered their own experience of
learning to play an instrument.
The next performance of this ensemble will be in early