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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade Down By the Bayou Kindergarten

Work We’ve Been Doing on “Down By the Bayou”

Highlights from all the classes involved in our play!

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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade Down By the Bayou Kindergarten

Lyrics for the Full Cast!

Want to practice songs with your “Down By the Bayou” cast member?

Here are lyrics for the songs the FULL CAST sings!

1. GONNA TAKE YOU DOWN (scene 4)

FIONA (Maddy) and DIZZY (Charlotte)
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA ALL THE WAY DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA ALL THE WAY!

ALL
GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
TAKIN’ YOU ALL THE WAY!

DIZZY
speaking:
We’ve got a girl, a frog, and a dragonfly! We’ll find that gator in no time! In the meantime-Dance!

FLO (Katie) FIONA and DIZZY
WE ALL GO THROUGH TOGETHER,
DOWN HERE THAT’S HOW WE DO!
ME FOR THEM AND THEM FOR ME,
WE ALL BE THERE FOR YOU!

ALL
WE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA DOWN,
WE’RE GONNA TAKE YA ALL THE WAY DOWN,
WE KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOIN’
AND WE’RE GOIN’ WITH YOU,
TAKIN’ YA ALL THE WAY!

GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
GOIN’ DOWN THE BAYOU,
TAKIN’ YOU ALLLLLL THE WAY!

2. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (scene 8 and 9)
OH WHEN THE SAINTS, GO MARCHING IN,
OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN,
OH HOW I WANNA BE IN THAT NUMBER,
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN!

OH WHEN THE SUN, BEGINS TO RISE,
OH WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE,
OH HOW I WANNA BE IN THAT NUMBER,
WHEN THE SUN BEGINS TO RISE!

OH WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS THAT CALL
OH WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS THAT CALL,
OH HOW I WANNA BE IN THAT NUMBER,
WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS THAT CALL!

OH WHEN THE SAINTS, GO MARCHING IN,
OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN,
OH HOW I WANNA BE IN THAT NUMBER,
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN!

3. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE (scene 9)
GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE!

AND I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE,
I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE,
AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MO-O-ORE-

I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE,
I AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE,
AIN’T GONNA STUDY WAR NO MORE.

GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
GONNA LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE,
DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE!

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT (scene 7)
BELLY BEAVER (SERENITY)
SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
FLO(KATIE) AND BELLY
I LOOKED OVER JORDAN AND WHAT DID I SEE?
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
A BAND OF ANGELS COMIN’ AFTER ME,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
ALL
SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
FIGGY FLAMINGO (MORGAN)
IF YOU GET THERE, BEFORE I DO-
ALL
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME,
FIGGY
TELL ALL MY FRIENDS I’M COMIN’ TOO,
ALL
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.

SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME.
SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT,
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME…
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME HOME…
COMIN’ FOR TO CARRY ME-
FIGGY
HOME…
ALL
HMMMM-MMMM

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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade Down By the Bayou Kindergarten

Let’s Put On A Show! Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Play!

Well it’s a new year and we’re off and running! Our original play, “Down In the Bayou,” has been cast! Our cast is made up of ALL the Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, and Fourth Graders!

Our story is set down in the bayou of Louisiana. Florence loses Alfred, her pet alligator, when he leans too far over a waterfall and falls right down. Alfred dreams of playing in a dixieland band and he adventures through the swamp to find one. Flo goes on a journey to find him and both characters meet all sorts of bizarre friends along the way. Our play will be filled with Dixieland music and a giant parade!

We’ll be having after school rehearsals here and there, and towards the date of our play, MARCH 13TH, we’ll stay after school more frequently.

I’ll be looking for parents volunteers to join us after school during rehearsals, and of course we will needs lots of help with costumes, sets, and props!

Stay tuned for more info, in the meantime, here is a video to give you a taste of our audition process in the third and fourth grades.

First we read the script in both classes to get an idea of the characters.

Then we placed name cards for our top three choices under the character names. If there were a lot of people under one character, we tried to put our name under a different character.

Then we read scenes for our favorite character.

And lastly, some of us had singing auditions for characters that sing solos in the show.

Everyone did a phenomenal job and made my job as director SO HARD when I was casting, but because each actor is so talented and brings so much energy to their part, I know we’re going to have an amazing show. I was so proud of their auditions!

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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade Kindergarten Middle School Chorus Middle School General Music

The Music Room Gets a New Rug!!!

Thanks to INCREDIBLE support from Folsom’s Parent Teacher Organization, the Music Department was able to purchase a brand new, and much needed rug for our classroom. It includes all sort of musical symbols many of which, students, upon seeing the room for the first time, exclaimed, “I know what this means!” pointing to the symbol and plopping themselves down on it.

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In middle school we dove right into placing the notes in the proper places using our new rug. It was an amazing tool in teaching student’s to read music!

Ms. Hoag’s 3rd and 4th Graders helped me open and unroll the rug on Wednesday. Here’s the video they made to thank the PTO!

COME SIT ON OUR RUG!