The students of Ms. Garza’s fifth grade class at the Center for Academic Success presented an “Oldies” concert under the direction of Rose Marie Dokken on Thursday, March 10th. The first half of the concert was a choral performance. Songs included Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Flashdance, At the Hop, and Twist and Shout. Class guitarists were featured on Jailhouse Rock (Kristian D., Arianna S.) and At the Hop (Kodi A., Alessandra C.) as well as a class driver for The Little Old Lady of Pasadena (ShaKorlynn W.).
The second half of the concert featured dancing. Dances included a schottische with two people, and one with four people, The Butterfly, a Scottish line dance, an old time waltz, and the limbo. The dance portion was also a contest with prizes from the Cinema theater in the Mall, Chili’s restaurant, Big 5, and Wicked Limitz presented to the winners of each dance. Judges were Vada Phelps, Executive Director of the Cochise Private Industry Council, and Mr. Harris, the high school Youth Career Connect Counselor and guitar teacher. Dance winners were: Jovani V., Robin T., Arianna S., Kodi A., Kristian D., Keahi R., Alessandra C., and Sunshine L.
Door prize winners were Jeremiah B. (Schlotzsky’s) and Adam B. (Native Grill.) Refreshments donated by Philadelphia Baking Company of AZ and the VFW were served following the concert. Members of the class are Aaliyah A., Kodi A., Lillie B., David C., Alessandra C., Kristian D., Tony G., Sunshine L., ShaKorlynn M., Rabecka R., Nevaeh R., Keahi R., Arianna S., Robin T., Jovani V., and Lillian W. A good time was had by all. The next concert is the first and second grade program on Tuesday, April 12th.