National Arts in Education Week

National Arts in Education Week
Posted on 09/17/2021
National Arts in Education WeekOld Kings Elementary School students celebrated National Arts in Education week at the Town Center on September 14th. 

Art Club
Ms. Carter’s Art Club students worked in a variety of 2D media to create artwork that showed off their interests and passions for viewers to enjoy. Students who submitted their work for display range from 3rd to 6th grades: Gemma Bray, Mya Kemper, Bella Gregory, Kaelyn Voltoline, Katelyn Zeef, Colin Withrow, Emily Naupari, Lucas Strunk, Claire Stonecypher, and Avaleigh Donaldson.

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STOMP Ensemble
Dr. Harshbarger’s STOMP Ensemble students performed as the opening act for Top Flight, a premier United States Air Force Band. Student performers included Angela Kilpatrick, Jayden McCoy, Tommy Gerkin, and Maddox Harshbarger 

5th and 6th grade students in the music department are shown clips from the famous Broadway musical STOMP, and are challenged to come up with different ways to turn typical household items into musical instruments. We understand that for the majority of the population, the sound of banging metal trash-cans, plastic recycle bins, and five gallon buckets might indicate a recycle truck or garbage truck coming down the street, but to our students, it sounds like a musical opportunity!

Maddox Harshbarger, Dr. Harshbarger’s son, jokes “dad is always making me smack on everything around our house to see what kinds of cool and different sounds I can create. Then he takes me to Lowes to buy 7 of something. Lowes seems to be his favorite music store.”

STOMP Ensemble