Tuesday, December 21, 2004

'The Elves' Impersonator' rocks the holiday

It was certainly no blue Christmas when an Elvis elf visited Clinton Young Elementary [Perry Township, Indiana] last week.

The music department put on its annual holiday program Dec. 14 in the gymnasium. The string ensemble, directed by Catherine Radomski; band ensemble, directed by Brent Montgomery; and Ringing Lions and Singing Lions, both under the direction of Clinton Young music specialist Todd A. Pettit, performed musical selections.

The annual event featured the fifth-grade class performing its production of "The Elves' Impersonator." The musical set toes tapping to 1950s Elvis-style music while teaching lessons of acceptance, tolerance and respect. Set designs, lighting and costumes enhanced the production.

"This is a great experience for our students," Pettit said. "My hope is to give them a taste of what performing is really like in hopes that they will enjoy it enough to continue such musical activities in middle and high school and beyond."

The cast included all 122 fifth-graders.

LINKfrom indystar.com

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