Friday, September 07, 2007
PHOTO HUNTERS #14 MUSIC
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I wasn't sure what I would post for this this week's theme since I am not musically inclined although I had years of piano lessons as a child and am a current member of my church bell choir.
I found an old photo of a small banner I designed for our bell choir. . . that reminds me that I should try to get another photo since this one is all catawampus!
Our town has a park called Esther Short Park and a part of it is called Propestra Square after the donor of the bell tower seen below. It is a beautiful piece of art also because it depicts the story of the salmon runs and the Chinook Indians in our area when Vancouver was first discovered 150 years ago. The bells play musically 4 times a day at 9:00, 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00. At this time, a panel also opens and the story of the Chinook Indians is demonstrated by a recording of a story and 3-dimensional art work panels. It is all set to music of the bells.
When I taught preschool, I had a TA that was learning to play bells and she had a small personal set that she used to teach a lesson to my children in small groups. This is only part of them.
I had a small class of just 5 Kindergarteners when a new Lutheran school opened. We performed a song called "On Eagles Wings" for the church one Sunday during Lutheran School's Week.
Here, the same class performed it for their grandparents at a special TEA we sponsored to celebrate our grandparents.