Crossroads is getting a school song! Actually, to be more accurate, Crossroads students are composing a school song with the help of a Young Artist composer from Da Camera. This new project starting this week and will continue for the next 5 weeks.
The original song project started Friday morning during our "Community" and all students participated. This week started with a sharing of ideas for inclusion in the lyrics and the music. After discussing types of music and the feelings different styles evoke, Brandon Bell, Director of Education from Da Camera, asked the students to explain how Crossroads makes them feel? What do they want others to know about Crossroads? I must tell you that I was in the back of the room taking pictures and notes. It brought tears to my eyes. Here are a few of the comments the students made about Crossroads:
"Anyone is welcome."
"It's a great school and teachers can teach so much."
"It's family friendly and teachers are willing to help you."
"I was nervous at first that I would not have friends around but I have lots of friends
and it's a much better drive than my old school."
"Wonderful place to socialize and help people."
"Teachers are awesome!"
"We are all different in our own way."
"Open spaces and open minded."
"It just makes me feel like...'Wow'!"
*** "It feels like home."
Da Camera, founded in 1987, was created with the intention to produce a series of thematically programmed concerts designed to attract new listeners to the concert hall. They do a wide range of community outreach programs to support their mission and we are thrilled that Crossroads will benefit from their support.
(***The students specifically told the composer to make the last sentence of the song this line because they wanted to make sure that is what people remember.)
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