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CHC first-graders perform musical adventure


Published: Fri, May 19, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Surrounded by his forest creature friends, a first-grade C.H. Campbell Elementary School student portrayed Da Bear, who is in search of adventure, in the school’s production of “The Bear Went Over the Mountain - A Musical Journey of Friendship and Adventure” on April 10.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Under the direction of C.H. Campbell Elementary School music teacher Michael Fay, first-grade students performed “The Bear Went Over the Mountain - A Musical Journey of Friendship and Adventure” for family and friends on April 10.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A first-grade student, dressed as a duck, took her turn at the microphone during the school’s production of “The Bear Went Over the Mountain - A Musical Journey of Friendship and Adventure” on April 10.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

C.H. Campbell Elementary School first-grade students presented “The Bear Went Over the Mountain - A Musical Journey of Friendship and Adventure” by John Jacobson and John Higgins at the Canfield High School on April 10. The students, under the direction of C.H. Campbell music teacher Michael Fay, welcomed family and friends to travel on their adventure with them.

In the story, there lived a bear with many friends, but he was restless. He thought surely there was more to life than eating honey and berries, and sleeping the winter away. He thought it was time to expand his horizons. One day Da Bear decides this is the day and begins his journey up the mountain in search of adventure and to see what he could see. Audience members were invited along to see what Da Bear and his animal buddies discover.

“Thank you for being here tonight and thank you for bringing your children here tonight for this great show. They are wonderful children and it is a blessing to teach them every day. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of their musical development and education. So, without further adieu, we present ‘The Bear Went Over the Mountain,” Fay said as he welcomed the audience.

With students dressed up in costume as such forest animals as deer, bunnies, chipmunks, ducks, beavers, turkeys, bobcats, raccoons, bats, chicks, squirrels, skunks and opossums, the program opened with “Good Morning,” followed by scene one.

The second song was “This is The Day,” followed by scene two. The students then all sang “Sing Your Own Song” and went into scene three. The students gathered together on stage to sing “Beware” before continuing the program with scene four.

The first-graders then sang “Forever.” Scene five followed the performance. Scene six closed the show, with everyone joining in to sing “Reprise: This is The Day.”


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