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May 24, 2011 > Students plan to go 'Over the Rainbow'

Students plan to go 'Over the Rainbow'

Submitted By Mrs. Joanne Hong

Newark Junior High School will perform Iz Kamakawiwo'ole's arrangement of "Over the Rainbow", sung by approximately 700 students, accompanied by members of the Ukulele Club, faculty members, and danced by the Advanced Choir Club and interested students.

The song will be performed Friday, May 27 during the lunch period when seventh and eighth graders eat together. Traditionally, Leadership students provide Music in the Quad, playing music for the students to enjoy and dance. Leadership is allowing the choir department to take a portion of their time.

Six years ago, the principal at the time suggested that the choirs sing this song, with a dream of someday having the entire student body sing it together. Although he has moved on, the dream lives on and this year, will be realized

This performance is dedicated to the importance of music in a full and rounded education, to dream big and join with others in finding their own rainbow place.

Mrs. Joanne Hong is the Choir Teacher at Newark Junior High School

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