Kendall fourth-graders entertain at Town Hall

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 18 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski

KENDALL – Kendall residents young and not-so-young enjoyed the music of the holiday season together Wednesday at the Town Hall. Fourth-graders from Kendall Elementary School entertained Kendall senior citizens, their families and town residents prior to a lunch.

The students performed instrumental selections under the direction of Leanne Zito which included “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” – a clarinet duet; “Jolly Old St. Nicholas,” – a trumpet duet, and “O Christmas Tree.” Fourth Graders also sang carols under the direction of Jeremy Rath which included “Deck the Halls,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and ” Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Students then joined the members of their audience for a sing-a-long of Christmas carols.

Kendall Elementary Principal Sharon Smith said the event was organized by the Kendall Elementary Fourth Grade Team and Michelle Werth, Kendall Recreation Director.

Kendall Fourth Graders perform instrumental holiday selections during a celebration at the Town Hall with Senior Citizens and other residents Wednesday morning.

During the Kendall School Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening, Smith noted that students finding a “buddy” in the audience for the sing-a-long was something different this year. She said one student was very touched when the senior sitizen with whom she sang told her, “… ‘this is so wonderful,’ and then started to cry,” Smith said.

She added that 80 percent of third- and fourth-graders at Kendall Elementary participate in music performance.

“We are blessed to have Leanne and Jeremy at Kendall,” Smith said.

Following the concert, the students enjoyed juice and holiday cookies.

Kendall fourth-graders sing Christmas carols at the Town Hall.