Sunset Elementary School choir to perform at national conference
March 20, 2012
Sunset Elementary School’s student chorus, the Sunset Singers, was tabbed to perform March 24 in front of educators from around the country at the National Association of Elementary School Principals National Conference, to be held in Seattle.
Sunset Singers is the only elementary school group invited to sing at the event.
A board member for the Association of Washington School Principals, Wayne Hamasaki helped arrange for his students’ appearance at the convention.
Comprised of close to 100 fourth- and-fifth graders, the Sunset Singers represent the largest extracurricular group at his school. About 70 students will make the trip to downtown Seattle for the conference.
Under the direction of music specialist Marie Bean, the singers will perform five songs in a roughly 25-minute session. They will be in front of 1,500 to 2,000 people waiting for the conference’s scheduled keynote speaker.
For the upcoming performance, Hamasaki said the school decided to rent two buses to take the singers and their parents to the event at the Washington State Convention Center.