Presented less than two weeks after the Grandparents Day performance on March 29, the spring show gave students the chance to learn more about Texas history through music and displaying their Texas twang in song.
“The spring performance was one of the best shows I have ever seen at Liberty,” one parent said. “Every detail that went into the making of the show was just amazing!”
In the performance, students also sang spirituals and gospel songs that originated in Texas.
“In these productions, what I treasure most is that students learn that their gifts are not from themselves but are from God,” said Lower School Choir Director Jennifer Freeman. “As God’s image bearers, it is good to use our gifts to inspire, motivate, and encourage others, and even make people laugh, but it has nothing to do with how talented we are – it has everything to do with the creativity and goodness of our God.”
Putting this show together in just 10 days, kindergarten and first grade students sang five songs each, including “You Are My Sunshine” and “This Little Light of Mine.” Second grade students acted out the “Yellow Rose of Texas” and performed in cornfield skits that told of some Texas humor and history. These students, along with 3rd and 4th graders, even sang songs in two to three parts.
“We have worked all year on singing harmonies, so I was thrilled that they were able to demonstrate their growth and understanding of this concept,” Mrs. Freeman added.
Fifth grade musical theatre students each performed a special song and skit, and the girls even learned how to yodel. The auditioned Lower School vocal ensemble, “Grace Notes,” performed an acapella version of “Hey, Good Lookin’” in three-part harmony!
After the show, one 4th grade student asked Mrs. Freeman, “Can we just do this show every week? I loved it!”
Another parent said, “This is why we go to Liberty Christian School. God is in everything they do, every day, all for His glory!”
Mrs. Freeman agreed. “My desire as a Fine Arts teacher is to not only skillfully develop my students’ gifts, but it is also to allow them as many opportunities as they can to grow and display their gifts for God’s glory.
“Our students amaze me!”