Welcome everyone to the Chritsmas talent show! Today, 8 students will be performing for you guys, hope you all enjoy it!...
1. First up is the Fort High Animal Lover's Club(FHALC)...enjoy!
We will be performing a stirring rendition of Enchanting, A Christmas Circus! Our show will include ponies dancing to Christmas carols, dogs doing amazing tricks around the Christmas tree, a tiger leaping through a flaming Christmas wreath, and the best part...Me!
Since I am also in the Fort High Marching Band, I will be playing a magical number on my piccolo. The piece I have selected is from the Nutcracker Suite. The Fort High Mascot, Ernestine the Elephant, will be accompanying me with a lovely dance from the same Ballet.
Ms. Ernestine will be wearing a beautiful red and white tutu. The rest of FHALC will be dressed as various elves, fairies, and other magical Christmastime beings. I will be wearing robes of white with red faux fur trimming (no animals harmed!) and large angel wings!
We have put in many hours of practice and hard work. I hope you will enjoy our performance of Enchanting! A Christmas Circus!
2. Please put you hands together for.......the WHSC (We Help Seniors Club)...
For the Christmas Talent Show, we will be singing 'grandma got ran over by a reindeer.' Along with singing we will act it out. Our favorite elder, Ms. Schudebacher will play grandma, and two of our heaviest members will be the reindeer. At the end of the song, the reindeers will run over grandma, followed by a great applause from the crowd.
3. Our next peformers are........The Martha Stewart Club!
We will show how to decorate a small space using only sugar, food dye and whipping cream.
4. Can I get a round of applause.....for the Fort High School Band?....
For our portion of the Christmas talent show, all of the band members that play percussion are doing our own unique version of “Little Drummer Boy.” Picture this….
The stage is dark and the audience hears a crystal clear innocent voice singing the classic “Little Drummer Boy” (by CD). The song comes to an end after one verse and one chorus, with just the beat of the drum echoing repeatedly “pom… pom…pom…” The sound of the beating grows louder as the spotlight focuses on the stage and from backstage out comes five of us drummers, dressed all in black, with our own trashcan, pounding it on the floor in unison with each beat of the drum that was previously playing on the CD. Once we are all lined up on stage with our can, we pull our drumsticks out of our back pockets and, one at a time, start playing our own drum solo on the lid of our trashcan. The spotlight is only focused on our arms, hands, and drumsticks. Keeping with the rhythm, we then all play at once, and the spotlight is a different color on each of us – so the only thing you see on stage are drumsticks rapidly beating the trashcans in red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. All of us drummers start chanting in unison “Rom Pom Pom Pom, Playing My Drum” continually while hammering at the cans with a vengeance. The lights then show the whole stage while each of us stomp the floor with our feet and play the sides of the trashcans, until we finally end the performance by picking up the trashcan lids and slamming them back down on top of the cans all at the same time. (If you’ve ever seen Stomp perform, you’ll have a general idea of what kind of percussion arrangement I am referring to.)
We are going to have a short break and will be back with the second half of our program in 15 minutes. Help yourself to the cookies and punch in the back of the room provided by the Raise a Dollar for yo Momma Club, and the booty dancing club president, disfunctional. We will be back!