Rowland Presents "Gotta Be Jazz" in Front of Full House
Last Wednesday, February 19th, nearly four hundred Rowland Elementary School students, grades K-3, presented "Gotta Be Jazz" at the third annual Rowland Showcase in the Brush High School Performing Arts Center. As the crowd entered the Performing Arts Center, they were greeted by several works of art by Rowland students that had the theme of "Gotta Be Jazz". Performing to a full house, kindergarten students honored their new school, their country, and even scatted a bit of jazz for family and friends. First through third graders then took the stage to share the journey jazz has taken over the past 125 years. Featuring third grade soloists Gabriella Hedge, Tera Horne, and Elizabeth Schuster, and nearly thirty third grade speakers. "Gotta Be Jazz" featured jazz favorites "Route 66" and "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing," as well as new jazz tunes "Basin Street Blues" and the title song from the show.
Great job Rowland students and thank you to the Rowland staff, including the hard work of music teacher, Nicole Sumlin, and art teacher, Melissa Quinlan!