“Autumn Days are Here”

Well, it’s that season again.  The season for performances!

For the fourth grade performance, I chose to do Hal Leonard’s “Fall Festival.”  Of course, we had to rename it “Autumn Days are Here” because we actually have a Fall Festival and we wanted to avoid any confusion.

fall festival

I was really impressed with this program because of the flexibility.  Songs can be easily added and taken out (we didn’t do two of them) and the narrations can be done by many kids or a few (in my case 40+).

Anyway, MK8 can be better.


Fall Festival

From Hal Leonard

A “Do-It-Yourself” Musical Program

by Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid

Celebrate falling leaves, marching bands, harvest, patriotism, and the message of Veterans Day with this creative program. Perfect to perform in late October or November, this program package has it all… piano/vocal arrangements, reproducible vocal lines and connecting narration, highlighted teaching concepts and tips, specialty dances, costuming and staging tips, and optional instrument parts. There are also suggestions for related activities to extend across the curriculum for learning that lasts!


Here are the pics…….that’s what you’re here.

stage decorations-autumn days are hereThis was my first experience with covering the ugly (I’m sorry about its true) front of the stage.  Excuse the mess at the front.  The day of the performance was also the day that the cafeteria served their Thanksgiving dinner so I could set up sound equipment until after school.  The bales of hay were loaned to us from a local feed supply store (Thank You!).  The hanging lanterns are from Oriental Trading as are the hats and leaves.

autumn days are here program decorations


autumn days are here performanceMan, those edited faces really look creeps McGee……..

autumn days are here marching bandMarching Band hats courtesy of two of our awesome parents!

square dancing autumn days are here

Square-dancing!  My kids did great!

Anyway, my kids did great though, as usual, it requires a lot of stress and panic on my part.

Thanks for reading!

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