Students from Korah Collegiate and Vocational School - a school well known for its music program - went on a three-day tour of performances at several Algoma District School Board elementary schools this week to share the gift of music with the Sault’s youngest learners.
The tour’s objective was to inspire elementary school children to appreciate music and - ideally - to get them thinking of studying music and musical theatre when they reach the high school level, said Denine Williams, Korah music teacher speaking to SooToday before a performance at Grand View Public School on Friday.
Korah’s concert band, Korahster Choir and Musical Theatre students were led by Williams, enthusiastically conducting the performance with a plastic Star Wars light sabre toy.
Williams had individual students give brief demonstrations of various musical instruments for the Grand View audience.
Korah’s concert band performed numbers such as the Stars Wars Theme and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean while the Korahster Choir performed songs such as Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
“The students are just so excited on both ends of the table, not having anyone in their schools for three years and being able to perform for kids again,” Williams said.