CHC kindergartners present “E-I-E-I Oops”

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergartners, under the direction of Michael Fay, performed “E-I-E-I Oops!” at Canfield High School.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A group of C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergartners dressed as barnyard chicks and piggies sang “Cute Chicks” during the school’s annual performance of “E-I-E-I Oops!” on May 14.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergartner, dressed as the cow who could not moo, was finally persuaded by his barnyard friends to moo during the school’s annual performance of “E-I-E-I Oops!” at Canfield High School on May 14.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

C.H. Campbell Elementary School kindergarten students presented “E-I-E-I Oops!” for family and friends at the Canfield High School auditorium on May 14.

Michael Fay, C.H. Campbell music specialist, directed the students in this musical play for young voices by John Jacobson and John Higgins.

Fay welcomed the very large crowd to the show.

“Good evening and welcome to our performance of ‘E-I-E-I Oops.’ The students are looking forward to performing for you all. I must say the costumes are amazing. You parents have really outdone yourselves. Thank you for that. I would like to thank the kindergarten staff. We have such a strong staff of kindergarten teachers. They do their very best to instruct your children when they are away from you. I would also like to thank our administration. They see the worth of fine arts in our schools. And most importantly, I would like to thank the children. They are such a blessing to us and I am blessed to see they every day. They are a ray of sunshine to me. So, without further adieu, this is ‘E-I-E-I Oops.’ Thank you for coming,” Fay said.

The play opened in the barnyard of Farmer MacDonald and the whole barnyard is singing, including roosters, turkeys, chicks, pigs and sheep. But the cow cannot moo.

The pigs, chicks and sheep all chime in to give suggestions, but Mr. Mule is the one who finds the secret to the cow’s silence. All the animals do their part to save the day. The play is an example of friendship, self esteem and confidence.

The students opened the show with “E-I-E-I Oops!” and moved into “Ham it Up,” with the spotlight on the students portraying pigs. The students told pig jokes and sang short solos.

The next song was “Lost Sheep” featuring three sheep and Little Bo Peep. “Cute Chicks” was then performed with the spotlight on students dressed as chicks.

The students closed their show with “The Whole Barnyard is Singin,’” with all the animals desperately trying to help the cow finally moo, which he proudly does, much to the delight of both the audience and barnyard animals.

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