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2019/2020 Performance Dates
Thursday, February 20, at 6 PM
- 1st grade play in the BMS Auditorium

Tuesday, March 17 at 6 PM - Kindergarten play in the BMS Auditorium

Tuesday, April 21 at 6 PM - 2nd grade play in the BMS Auditorium

Thursday, June 4 at 8:30 AM - End of Year Assembly in the BES Gymnasium

A Word about Links
All the links to performance music will take you to two folders: performance tracks, and practice tracks. The practice tracks contain vocals. These are good for practice early in the learning process when students are still new to the songs. The singers on the recordings are singing correctly and will help the students learn to sing the songs correctly. The performance tracks do not contain vocals; they are the same recordings we use for accompaniment in performances. These are great for practice once the students know the songs fairly well, and are ready to test their ability to sing the songs independently. My recommendation is not to switch to the performance tracks too early in the learning process.
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Success in Music Class
Trying is doing! Sometimes when you're learning new things it might feel awkward or uncomfortable, like you're not getting it. That happens to everyone. Learning music is mostly about how hard you try. If you make a consistent effort in class, you will succeed!
Plays and Performance Expectations
Student Expectations for Play:
Students wear tennis shoes for all practices and performances on the stage.
On play day, students will be at school all day for dress rehearsals, and will return in the evening for the performance.

Audience Expectations for plays:
There is a certain etiquette that is appropriate for theatrical performances that is different from other events. It is important for young children to learn how to behave in the theater. It is even more important for adults to reinforce this behavior by setting a good example, and requiring older students to behave appropriately, too. The following are guidelines for attending a performance at BES:

Turn off cell phones.
Arrive on time and do not block passageways or safety exits.
If you arrive late, wait until an applause break before you enter the theater to find a seat.
Do not talk while someone is on stage.
No flash photography.
Stay in your seat during the performance.
Promptly remove any crying or disruptive children.
Wait until an applause break to get up, move around, or leave the theater.
Do not call out people on stage. While this is encouraged at sporting events, in the theater it is not appropriate.
Show support for actors by applauding at the end of a scene or musical number.