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Rock Canyon Elementary students are waking up early to come together and sing in Ms. Quebbeman’s choir.
Susan Quebbeman begins the early morning choir class at 7:30 a.m. twice a week and welcomes everyone from the 4th-6th grade to join. The choir sings various genres of music, with everything from classical to international folk music. Ms. Quebbeman also challenges her to sing in foreign languages. So far the choir has sung songs in Japanese, German, Latin, Italian, and Spanish.
The choir was started 12 years ago, but many of the traditions have been passed down over the past years. One of these traditions is the “Early Bird Song”, which was composed by one of the past choirs. The lyrics include “we are the on-time kids, the early-bird kids”. The song helps the students to warm up their voices before singing their repertoire for the day.
The choir also gives students the opportunity to audition for the OAKE National Childrens’ Choir, with several getting accepted. This choir prepares challenging music and gives students the opportunity to sing with other children from around the United States. This year the national choir will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
We love to see our students thrive from our music programs. Great job to the Rock Canyon choir members for waking up early to make beautiful music!