The other day I was asked to go into the kindergarten and participate in their presentation. This was just basically all the kids from age 1 to 5 doing different songs, and skits. It was entirely terrible. The musical performances were just bad. I can’t say that I would I expect any better from the age group, but at least in America they draw the line at elementary school for when they stay obliging parents to go through it. I had a role in a couple of the songs sung in English. We had been practicing for a couple of weeks, trying to get the kids up to par. The event itself was alright, though waking up earlyish on a Saturday and also being there for over 3 hours detracted from the experience a bit.
This is a clip of the students bestowing upon us the gift of music….
I’d also like to draw your attention to the instruments the kids are playing, called a Pianica – a logical combination of the piano and the harmonica. Rather annoying.
Here are the videos depicting the last of my dignity hitting the toilet. Somehow it makes me a hero though. This was with the older kids. They were alright, and could actually sing in English.
After my gigs, I had to burn through another half hour of time before I was on for the last song. I went and played soccer outside with some kids for about 45 minutes. This was fun, since anything I do is cool. These were all older kids who had to come to see their younger siblings in the play, and since I have all the kids in my school, I knew them a bit. We just messed around and then it was time to get back in.
The last thing I had to do was a sort of costume guessing game. The curtains were open just a little bit, and we would run in front of them. The kids would then try to guess what we were. (I was a king). After this, we had to do some song and dance that depicted different bugs with motions. Not sure if you can tell, but the first time I had ever done this was on stage, so I was picking it all up on the fly.