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Chesapeake presents Spring Sing

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Performing in “Goin’ on a Picnic” in the play “Bugz” are, from left, Ben Antonio, Kendall Walker and Faith Hattersley.

“Singing into Spring” was the theme for Chesapeake Academy’s Spring Sing 2009 concert directed by music teacher Beth Somers on May 28.

The musical play “Bugz” was performed by students in kindergarten through fourth grade dressed as insects going to a picnic, said spokeswoman Julia Zimmerman.

Army ants handled security. Lady bugs gave etiquette advice. Fireflies were in charge of lighting and entertainment was provided by caterpillars in chrysalises. The country-style hoedown featured rhyming dialogue.

Head of school Debbie Cook gave the welcome. Board vice chairman Margaret Nost recognized the outgoing board of trustees chairman Ron Mihills for his two years of service.

The proceeds of the Academy’s “Celebrating S.T.A.R.S.” auction were announced as $83,000 in support of programs and students and $19,500 towards technology updates. 

Preschool and pre-kindergartners presented “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Students in grades five through eight accompanied by Claudia Worrell performed a traditional spiritual, a summertime classic, and a lyrical song that involved the audience making realistic-sounding thunder using body percussion.

Kenneth Rioland, Bella Lilly, Madison Owens, Lauren James and Andi Mayer sang solos. Drum instructor Walt Mallorie led the Osprey Drum Line in a performance of “The Garbage Man Can.” Sam Keesee, David Treakle, Noah Johnson, Jonathan Barrack, Collin Brown and Harrison Euler performed on metal cans. Christian Johnson and Tyler Lewis performed on bass cans.

posted 06.07.2009

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