Movie music was the theme of the spring concert May 9 at Indus School.
Elementary and high school students presented a full program of vocal and band selections to a full house in the Commons. A baked potato supper fundraiser was served by Family & Consumer Sciences students prior to the evening program, and a quilt show/craft fair was available to peruse, as well. Former student Gordon Lewis provided background music.
At the beginning of the concert, fourth grade teacher Julie Talmage was recognized as the Indus Teacher of the Year by Principal Laurie Bitter. Talmage was chosen by a vote of the teaching staff at Indus. Two students, Joslyn Dalton and Lyndsey Newburgh, gave tributes to Talmage, as well, and presented her with flowers.
The fourth graders started off the music program playing recorders, demonstrating their success in going through sequential levels of a recorder curriculum called "Recorder Karate" during the year. The curriculum offers a positive reward system of "karate belts" for each "progressively more difficult tune."
The entire elementary then segued into a peppy rendition of the "Mickey Mouse March," followed by the younger elementary students presenting "Good Company," "The Siamese Cat Song" and "It's a Small World." Third and fourth graders sang "How Far I'll Go," from Moana, as well as "The Bare Necessities," from The Jungle Book, and "Remember Me" from the movie, Coco.
Upper elementary students in fifth and sixth grades performed next, starting with the familiar, "Hakuna Matata," from The Lion King, and then "Try Everything," from Zootopia and "On My Way" from the movie, Matilda.
This section of the program, directed by Indus music teacher Stacy Ottemann and accompanied by pianist Mary May, was completed with the elementary singing the "Micky Mouse March Reprise."
The senior high choir chose a song from Pocahontas, "Colors of the Wind," for their first tune, followed by "How Does a Moment Last Forever?" from Beauty and the Beast and "A Million Dreams," from The Greatest Showman. Soloists for the final song were senior Kierstyn Johnson and seventh grader Julianna Holte.
At intermission, Student Council members Irish Malapitan and Chase Steinbach presented Indus volunteers with a small gift of a plant to thank them for their assistance during the school year.
The Indus fifth/sixth grade band performed the tune "Bingo" and then was joined by the high school band on two selections, "Banana Boat Song" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The high school band played the theme from "Jurassic Park," followed by "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" from The Lion King, and "Everything is Awesome," from The Lego Movie.