It was the last day of school before Spring Break, and students around the school were celebrating in the Easter spirit. Seventh grade relays occupied the soccer field, while buddy time with arts and crafts entertained students in the intermediate grades. All of the students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School were enjoying themselves, but two particular classes were in for an extra special treat: a classroom rock concert.
Mr. Rabuck, the father of Jonah in EC-4, came to the school to perform a private concert for our EC-4 and Kindergarten classes. The students were giddy with excitement as Mr. Rabuck entered the classroom with guitar in hand. When he began to play, students immediately jumped to their feet, bouncing and dancing to the beat.
Mr. Rabuck performed many childhood favorites, but put special spins on many songs. Students sang along to a Florida-version of “Old McDonald had a Farm,” featuring manatees, black panthers, eagles, and black racer snakes. After lively discussion about the types of frogs each student has around their home, the crew sang “Green Speckled Frogs” with commentary and special frog sounds. A fan favorite was the “Alligator” song with gator chomping hand motions accompanied by surprised squeals and giggles.
After the concert, Mr. Rabuck stuck around after the performance for a question-and-answer session from the students and to help everyone “shake they’re sillies out.” Students asked great questions about Mr. Rabuck’s guitar as he explained where the instrument gets its sound and how to use finger positions to creatively change the sound. He told students about how he learned to play the guitar and the importance of music in school.
We at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School are blessed by an actively engaged parent population who so willingly share their gifts and talents. From athletics to music, technology to party planning, our parents always rise to the occasion to empower our school and further the education of our students.