Middle School Students Compete For House Points In School Supply House Band Competition
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Middle School Students Compete For House Points In School Supply House Band Competition

Lausanne Middle School students participated in a brand new house activity last week when they took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) with the School Supply House Band competition.

“This was an idea that stemmed from Jimmy Fallon’s Classroom Band cover songs that he does on The Tonight Show,” Sixth Grade Individuals and Societies Teacher and House System Director Kyle Lawrence said.

After Fall Break, students were tasked with working together in their grade level houses to find a song and create a 30 second clip of that song using school supply instruments that they can find in their classrooms.

“The creativity was flowing!” Lawrence said. “We saw chairs, water bottles, recycling bins, pencils, crates, and Chlorox wipe cylinders used as instruments.”

Students performed on stage in EPAC their variations of songs like “Sweet Caroline,” “We Will Rock You,” “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the “ABC song” and the classic rap song “It’s Tricky”.

The grade-level houses won 25 House Points for bravely performing and all 16 grade-level houses turned in a performance. Upper and Middle School Instrumental Music Director DoraThea Kastanas scored each performance on a rubric with the winning grade level houses winning 100 points for their house.

Monmouth won at the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade level while Cottingham won for the 8th grade.

“It was such a fun way to build camaraderie and showcase our musical talents,” Lawrence said.

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 09:10