Bransford Students Experience Month-long Music Appreciation Program

Bransford Students Experience Month-long Music Appreciation Program
Posted on 03/17/2016


     Music Appreciation month was celebrated at Bransford Early Learning Center throughout the month of February.  A number of talented people from Springfield High School, Crestview Elementary, and the Robertson County community shared their talents for the Bransford pre-k and Head Start children.

    The celebration began with Rev. Harol1d Carter, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, singing some upbeat gospel songs. 

Golden Crown Gospel Singers, a gospel group that has been singing together for 43 years, with members being Pastor George R. Clemons, Henry Gilliam, Ernest Cook, Bobby Northington, Brain Henry, James Clemons, Keith Henry, Annie Cook, Verna Henry, Mary Gilliam, and Beverly Bigsbee entertained the children with lively gospel songs that had the children moving and accompanying their fine singing.

The Crestview Elementary STOMP group showed the children how to use any object to make music. They played rhythmic beats on buckets and let the children play along with them.

2Kelcy Tomlin, a Senior from Springfield High School and an award winning clogger, danced for the children and taught them several steps to get them moving to the country-western music. Another accomplished dancer, Melody Cobb Callis, shared her graceful ballerina dancing as well as jazz dancing to some of the children’s favorite Disney music. Melody shared how she began taking dance at the age of 5 and that it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to be a successful dancer.  Amy Frederick, an accomplished pianist and musician and Joh Lykins, a song writer and musician, traveled from Bowling Green Kentucky to play the guitar,piano, and concertina for the children. 

Anighya Crocker and Dylan May, Juniors  from SHS3 and shared some jazz music and history with the children. They entertained all the children by playing jazz duets as well as letting each child come to the piano and play while they played a song on one end of the piano. Anighya and Dylan are 2 of the most talented young men in Robertson County. They have great talent in playing the piano as well as in vocal soloist. Anighya recently won first place in the Orpheus vocal competition as well as being the music director at the Ebenezer Baptist Church while Dylan will be attending the Governor’s school for the arts in music this summer.


   Nancy Maldonado, Head Start assistant, sang several songs beautifully for the children in the Spanish language.

   On Feb. 29, the children ended their music celebration, by having a Leap Year Parade, which was led by SHS senior Griffin Dove. Griffin serves as the lead percussionist in the Nashville Youth Symphony and has attended Springfield public schools since kindergarten.

     4All the children and staff members at Bransford Early Learning Center would like to give a BIG THANK You to everyone who shared their wonderful talent with our children.  To see so many talented people of all ages was inspiring to our children. We now have children that want to be dancers, singers, and piano players! We can’t wait to see what talents they develop in the coming years.

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