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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

HHS auditorium was filled with the sounds of zoo animals at the annual first- and third-grade music program Thursday evening, April 18.

Under the direction of elementary music teacher Marcia Dalton, the students took the audience to Wackadoo Zoo, a place where the animals aren’t quite sure what sounds to make.

Fun songs included “The Strangest Zoo You Ever Knew,” “A Smile can go a Long, Long Way,” “Horrible Sounds,” “Practice Makes Perfect,” “Go Home Professor, Go Home!” and “Different Means Special.”

Not only was it quite a zoo in there, the elementary
music program featured some talented singing and dancing.
First-grader Isaiah Brownfield is all business as he performs a dance.

—Enterprise photo

Third-grade lions Levi Dille and Kaison Kinnie put on big
grins as the professors work hard to make them roar like lions.  

—Enterprise photo

The cast of wacky characters included the lions played by Mia Secrist, Zachary Ledkins, Rachel Krueger, Joey Telck, Levi Dille, Kaison Kinnie, Aidyn Shafer and Ethan Johnson.

The monkeys were Jelitza Bejarano Mendoza, Randy Nevarez, Marco Mendoza, Wendy Favela and José Astorga.

David Speicher, Juan Olivas, Dakota Pell and Nick Garcia played the pigs.

Ducks included Havyn Powell, Koby Way, Gage Sprague, Josie Schlachter, Emmanuel Vasquez, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Renee Rosales and Juan Diaz III.

Kyleigh Jaeger, Marysol Astorga, Arelys Arteaga and Wendy Chaparro Rangel were all cows for the performance.

Professors included Tucker Keith, Isaiah Brownfield, Tyson Mosenteen, Wyatt Sprague, Mason Vernon, Isaac Strauss, Lauren Herman, Danielle Wilkening, Kenneth Lindholm, Diego Jimenez, Theron Roll, Miles Sprague, Tristen Ferguson, Baylor Struckmeyer, Oscar Anguiano Mendoza, Dakota Widler, Cade Killin, Kailar Hayes and Austen Struckmeyer.

Just the sight of the black hats and mustaches worn by
the professors has the audience giggling, like when
third-graders Mason Vernon and Isaac Strauss step up
to the mic for their speaking parts.  

—Enterprise photo

Music teacher Marcia Dalton is great about getting the
kids to each learn a speaking part. First-graders Luke
Sprague and Katie Marshall bravely take their turn at
the mic during Thursday’s performance.  

—Enterprise photo

Narrators were played by Anna Hayes, Braxton Speicher, Luke Sprague, Katie Marshall, Karlie Martin, Corben Rosales, Keegan Colglazier, Areli Murillo Mendoza, Leslie Carrasco Brown, Jennifer Castaneda, Bryson Crutchfield, Lexy Martin, Jorge Ramirez.

David Santiesteban, Ivan Castillo Ortega, Jorge Barajas, Natalia Rivera, Aleida Millan, Damari Fernandez-Perez, Jonathan Cruz Rodriguez, Carter Van Overbeke, Caden Sporhase, Cash Weber, Payton Ferguson, Edgar Avila, Chase Johnson, Hannah Lindholm, Katelyn Kropp, Tayla Martin, Adison Goldenstein.

Caiden Vowell, Jessie Owens, Blye McCallum, Yoselin Peña, Edel Ramos, Evelyn Mendoza, Xavier Morales, Eduardo Hermosillo Goytia, Andrea Marquez, Evan Legarreta, Omar Hernandez Ramirez, Jaime Avila, Joel Alarcon Ortega, Jonathan Quintana, Carlos Legarreta and Angel Martinez León.

Of course, the program wouldn’t have been complete without bringing parents and friends on stage for the traditional Chicken Dance Medley!

Holyoke Enterprise April 25, 2013