On May 20, the Kindergarten students graduated from Kindergarten!!!! The students sang several fun songs that exhibited how much they have grown up this year. The program ended with the students singing a special blessing to their parents. Way to go Kindergarten; you have learned so much this year!

On May 20, the 1st grade students sang a blessing to say goodbye to Mrs. Mowry. Their voices were so beautiful, and the song brought many to tears, Mrs. Mowry being one of them. We will miss you Mrs. Mowry!!!!

On May 12, the 6th grade music explo and the 6th grade girls performed for the primary students in the music room. The program began with a drumming ensemble from Ireland called "Pasty Ory Ory Aye." Then the explo class performed a famous nursery rhyme called "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" on xylophones. To follow, the entire 6th grade girls created their own sound effects to "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. The students even acted out the story. The 6th grade girls then peformed a piece by Carl Orff, which sounds a lot like a lullabye. To close the song, the whole audience got to sing along with the girls as they sang, played drums and the piano to the song "Patsy Ory Ory Aye." Great job 6th graders!

On April 14, the Third and Fourth Grade Students performed at the Song Festival right here at St. Clement School in the Parish Center. Students from area schools joined us to celebrate the joy of music. An adjudicator was present to evaluate each schools' performance. St. Clement students receive a lot of positive feedback, with comments like "You are singing very in tune, Well done!," "Your rhythms were precise and you kept the tempos without rushing," and "Excellent use of Orff instruments!" Great job 3rd and 4th graders!

On March 15, the 4th grade students played at the annual "Link Up" recorder concert at the St. Louis Symphony. The 4th graders practiced their recorder skills for months, and then got to actually play with the St. Louis Symphony!!!! They did a fabulous job singing and playing songs using the notes B, A, G, C, and D. They sang and played works written by Beethoven, Cabinnis, Dvorak, Copland, as well as a couple of traditional ones.

On January 6, the Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 6th grade class performed a stunning Christmas program. Each year, we hold an Advent program shortly before Christmas break, but this year, that date was canceled due to inclement weather. The 6th grade students spoke the Nativity according to the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each class sang their own songs, and all of the students sang songs together. Everyone in attendance got to join in at the end for a sing-a-long of well-known Christmas carols. The program featured vocal soloists, vocal ensembles, and the 6th grade Music Explo, which featured various percussion instruments. The students showcased their ability to sing in harmony, and play accurate rhythms with great technical ability. Way to go St. Clement students on another beautiful performance!!!

On November 14, the 4th grade class had one more performance of their songs from the Fabulous Fifties as they sang at the St. Clement Book Fair at Barnes and Noble. They brought many people to see their accomplished performance, where soloists and two part siniging were featured. Way to go 4th grade for another stellar performance!

On November 12, the 5th grade class honored our Veterans in a special flagpole ceremony that followed an all school Veterans' Day Mass. The students sang two classic songs, "America" (aka "My Country 'Tis of Thee") and the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The students expressed their talent of singing in 2 parts with the descant at the end of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Thank you 5th grade for showing our gratitude for those who have sacrificed so much for our country!

On October 22, the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes performed a special show for their grandparents in honor of Grandparent's Day! The students really worked hard to bring the Fabulous Fifties to life. The show opened up with students in all grades singing and dancing to the famous Elvis song "Hound Dog."
Kindergarten took the stage with their beautiful stars as they sang Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star."
Then it was first grade's turn to explain the story of the life of a typical teenager in the 1950's with the song "Yakety Yak."
Next, the second grade class got to express their love for their grandparents with Sam Cooke's song "Wonderful World." Then they put their "dancing shoes" on for the song "Splish Splash." The shower caps and bubbles made everyone smile.
Then it was 3rd grade's turn to travel west with the song "Route 66." They also enjoyed staying up all night with the song "Rock Around the Clock."
The 4th grade class then wanted to express that no matter how tough life may seem, don't give up with Frank Sinatra's "High Hopes." Then they wanted to give up, because they had been loading bananas all night with Harry Belafonte's version of the Jamaican folksong "Day O." Finally they decided that they would have some fun with Billy Haley's "Shake Rattle 'N Roll."
The grandparents then joined the students with singing and dancing the "Hokey Pokey."
Way to go St. Clement students for all of your hard work!!!!!!!!!!!