2012 Sagewood Stars – 5th Grade Alma Mater Project
“All the way to recess IS recess”
The Sagewood 5th Grade in Casper WY collaborated with Inda to create, develop and record a song in the spirit of a school song or alma mater. After initial discussion, the vision was to create an enduring melody/lyrics with possible pop elements that reflect the music taste of the current 5th grade in 2012.
Working in five groups of ten - students worked on lyrics, rhyme scheme, meter, context, vocabulary, song structure, basic melody, performance, recording, editing and mixing. To get basic notes, chords and beats, we also worked in music sectionals designed around the existing music classes for strings, band and choir.
We had a great time creating together. The fact that we ended up with this song is icing on the cake. Kudos and gratitude to the Sagewood family!