After 3 years of Covid precautions and disruptions, a full music program re-launches!
NAHANT — After three years of indoor singing and trumpets, trombones, flutes and clarinets being restricted from being played, these opportunities are being relaunched at the Johnson School. This October the school hired a choral music teacher and alum of the school, Carol Hanson. Over the past several weeks she has supported a Veteran’s Day concert and has been preparing the students for its first Holiday Concert in several years.
More recently she has been joined by pianist and trombone player Scott Bullock, a musician with experience directing school bands in Medford and with training from the New England Conservatory. Bullock will begin teaching band instruments through the use of the recorder, then quickly move students in Grades 4-6 on to the instrument of their choice.
On Friday, Dec. 23, students in grades K-6 each took a turn on the stage with their classmates. Bullock integrated bells, chimes, and some lighthearted costuming in order to increase the level of engagement with the songs that they selected. Together the instructors brought down the house, leading 125 students to a joyous performance for their classmates and families, as they closed out the 2022 calendar year.