Under the direction of Helen Mendoza, Arroyo Vista Elementary School held its All School Sing program – “Kaleidoscope Hearts” – on Friday morning in the courtyard on campus.
Students filled the air with songs as appreciative parents and friends applauded the efforts of each grade level as they stood proudly and sang a collection of favorites from the past.
After all the students sang “Kaleidoscope Heart, the kindergarteners got the program rolling by singing Paul Williams and Ken Asher’s “Rainbow Connection.” The third graders then belted out Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” which was followed by a rendition of Arthur Hamilton’s “Sing a Rainbow” by the first grade class.
It was then time for the fourth graders to get into the act as they sang Kenny Loggins and David Pack’s “All the Pretty Little Ponies.” Next came the second graders singing Ringo Star’s “Yellow Submarine” before the fifth grade class had some in the crowd singing along to the toe-tapping “Pink Cadillac” by Bruce Springsteen.
Accompanying the singing students were musicians Chris Kramsch, John Petterson and Mike Culross.
Near the end, all students sang “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper and closed out the performance by singing “What a Wonderful World” by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss.
Prior to the final song, Mendoza, who has announced she won’t be returning next year to direct the high-energy performance, was praised for her dedication and outstanding effort before being presented a bouquet of flowers.
- : ‘Kaleidoscope Hearts’ Captures Heart of Large Crowd
- : By Bill Glazier Review Editor