Dicken fourth graders perform ‘Let’s Hear it for America’ by Carmino Rovosa

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By Tara Cavanaugh

Fourth graders from Ms. Thomas, Mrs. Bankey, Mr. Michelson and Mr. Klein’s fourth grade classes performed a rousing tribute to America this week.

Carmino Rovosa’s half hour musical “Let’s Hear it for America,” which celebrates America’s history and diversity, was performed Tuesday and Wednesday at Dicken Elementary.

“What we have to understand is that America is made up of different ethnicities and different backgrounds, so we all contribute,” said music teacher John Hudson. “We all add something very important to this country, and that’s what really makes this country great.” 

The performance featured traditional American songs, such as “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” songs that celebrated diversity, such as “All of Us,” and songs that inspired students, such as “Grow Up to be President” and “You Are What Makes America Great.”

In between songs, students gave monologues from memory.

Listen to musical clips from eight songs in the audio slideshow above.

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