The Barton Hills Choir performed at a special “Fuel Up To Play 60″ celebration at the school on September 14. Sixth graders performed “This Land Is Your Land” while second, third, and fourth graders led the audience in accompanying moves. Photos above were taken by Mark Matson.
The event was attended by AISD School Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Representative Mark Strama, and additional dignitaries representing Texas dairy farmers, the USDA, and the University of Texas School of Public Health. Former NFL players Mike Rosenthal (Minnesota Vikings) and Dan Neil (Denver Broncos) also enjoyed the activities.
The event celebrated all schools in the “Fuel Up to Play 60″ Active Play Project which addresses five of the eight Coordinated School Health requirements. Permanent playground stencils were painted on all 80 school campuses to encourage physical activity, nutrition education and curriculum integration. Dairy MAX awarded 80 Austin Independent School District Elementary Schools $4,000 each for a total of $320,000 for a district-wide implementation.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, Dairy MAX and the National Football League in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture.
The Barton Hills Choir invites you to their 2012 Sock Hop Show, Thursday, September 27, in the school cafeteria. 5th and 6th grade choir members will be performing your favorite songs from the 50′s, including hits like:
- Yakety Yak
- Big Girls Don’t Cry
- Donna/Earth Angel
- Johnny B. Goode
- and more!
The show is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wear sock hop attire (children must be accompanied by an adult) so mark your calendar, call your family and friends, and get your poodle skirt and saddle shoes ready for a swinging evening with the Barton Hills Choir At the Hop!
Mark your calendars for a very special event that’s just a few weeks away: the lighting of the Zilker Holiday Tree. An annual tradition in Austin since 1965, the Barton Hills Choir has performed at the event each year since their inception in 2009.
The show is scheduled to start at 6 PM but come early to get a seat up close to see the Barton Hills Choir perform holiday favorites, including:
Jingle Bell Rock
Parking is free, but bring funds for hot chocolate, kettle corn, and other goodies that will be available. It’s a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit and is sure to be a night to remember.
Barton Hills Choir 4th and 5th graders will perform their annual Halloween show at Ruta Maya Coffee House from 2-3 PM on Saturday, October 29th. The set will consist of pop songs from the late 50′s to early 70′s. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Ruta Maya is conveniently located at 3601 South Congress Avenue, and has been named one of the top 10 coffee spots in the country! Be sure to mark your calendar now for a great show at a uniquely Austin venue.
BHC poses after their sound check at the Frank Erwin Center (click to enlarge)
Fourth and fifth grade members of the Barton Hills Choir will be performing a special 8 minute set Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center before the Davis Cup Quarterfinal tennis matches begin. Immediately prior to the national anthem the choir will sing the patriotic favorite This Land Is Your Land, followed by sock hop hits Help Me Rhonda/Tossin’ and Turnin’, Love Potion Number Nine, and Splish Splash.
Gavin Tabone will direct and accompany the choir on keyboards, accompanied by Aaron “Hair Doctor” Dembe on electric guitar and Jake “Mr. Bubbles” Perlman on drums. The choir and musicians rehearsed at a sound check in the Erwin Center Thursday. You can view photos by Lynn Williamson and Alec Harris in this Flickr photoset.
This will be the largest indoor arena the choir has ever performed in, and since tickets to the event are sold out the expected crowd of 15,000 will be the largest audience to see them live. Watch this web site for photos and video of their performance coming soon!