Union kindergarten students perform themed show

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Union Elementary School had their kindergarten concert on March 8 at Poland Seminary High School's auditorium. The students sang songs and had spoken word interludes between the songs.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The kindergarten's concert was centered around hats, with each student having a different hat, except one student. By the end, she got a hat and learned that the hat does not make the person.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.A series of students came up to the microphone in between each song at Union's kindergarten concert to talk about a concept that they would sing about in the next song.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Some of the songs at Union's kindergarten concer on March 8 dealt with specific types of hats. For example, the students sang a patriotic song after a child wearing an Uncle Sam outfit spoke on the microphone.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Musical teacher Dana Emery directed the kindergarten students for their concert. She taught them about proper singing techniques and how to sing well.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Union Elementary had their kindergarten concert on March 8 in the Poland Seminary High School auditorium.

Music teacher Dana Emery directed the students for the concert. All the songs went together as a cohesive story revolving around different hats.

Emery said she aimed to teach the students about how to put on a production, use proper singing techniques and getting their singing voice in their head. She also wanted to get the students singing well.

The show featured several songs with small sketches in between the songs to further the story of the show.

Each of the children played the parts of hat makers, each with a special hat, except for one child, who did not have a hat at the beginning of the show.

The children sang different songs about specific hats, such as a song based on sports for a baseball cap and a patriotic song for a child in an Uncle Sam hat. The student without a hat got one by the end of the show. The children then talked about how a hat is a hat and does not define them. They then sang a song regarding that sentiment.

Emery chose to have the children perform this show because it has a nice message and she had success with it in the past.

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