Denise Baumert students hold recital
Friday evening, Feb. 26th, a music recital was held for the guitar and piano students of Denise Baumert. The program for the night, entitled “Super-Awesome Music Recital” was a true statement. All kinds of music, in many different styles, were performed by the students and teacher. We had music from 5 year old John Taylor of “Old McDonald” on piano, to rockin’ out on guitar with Samantha Todd’s intro. To “Wanted Dead or Alive”. Classical piece “Fur Elise” by Lea Baumert, to country’s “Grandma’s Featherbed” by Kali Dennis, and to Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” on guitar by Julie Patton.
Some students have been with Denise for years, and some just started with her right before Christmas of last year. All the students did a fantastic job, and their hard work really showed in their performances! During the recital, Denise would ask “musical” questions to the whole group, such as, “What are two of the musical clefs called?” (treble, bass), to silly questions like, “What color were Elvis’ blue suede shoes?” (Blue, of course--which, “Love me Tender” performer, Julie Patton got the answer to!). People with correct answers would receive a piece of candy from the “Pass-off-music candy bowl”, which, during a lesson, when students pass off their practiced pieces, they get to choose a piece of candy as a reward.
After the recital, there were lots of great refreshments and good visiting, laughter, and fun. It was a successful evening for all involved. Dalhart has more musicians on the way!
Kali Dennis--Star Spangled Banner, Grandma’s Feather Bed, Claudia Taylor-- Ten Little Indians, The Chimes, John Taylor--Old McDonald, Samantha Todd--Wasted Years Intro, Wanted Dead or Alive Intro, When you Say Nothing At All, Jonathan Baumert--Sweet Hour of Prayer, Kenzi Dennis--I’d like to teach the world to sing, Princess Waltz, Caleb Baumert--Little Indian Lance, Linus & Lucy, Julie Patton--Red River Valley, Love Me Tender, Lea Baumert--Fur Elise, Wade in the Water, Denise Baumert--piano „Hymn Medly”, Canon in D on harp, with husband Peter, accompanying on guitar. Guitar student, Pamela Yoder, was unable to attend the night’s recital.