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Keeping the Beat!

December 7, 2016

DIAMOND BAR, CA--Evergreen Elementary 2nd graders presented the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” during an assembly for parents on Wednesday morning.

The 24 costumed children showed off their skills marching in formation and keeping the beat to the classic Tchaikovsky song written for the The Nutcracker ballet in 1892.

“This is one of my favorites!” exclaimed teacher Alice Oldag, who said she was impressed with the students’ ability to perform the precision march.

The class had been practicing the synchronized movements on the playground for the past several weeks before taking the stage on December 7.

“I felt excited because I knew we would do awesome!” Jeremiah Tung shared.

“It was fun to do it and make everyone happy and see them smile!” said Jenna Lewis after the performance.

“I felt proud because I did a lot of work!” added Ava Furumoto.

Students also presented two holiday classic songs “Winter Wonderland” and Must Be Santa,” and recited the “Our Snowman” poem.

“My favorite part was marching because it just felt good!” said Isaac Macedo.

“This great performance by Mrs. Oldag’s class is another fabulous example of all our teachers and students do here at Evergreen to share holiday joy with others!” said Principal Caroline Wills.


Welcome to the show! Evergreen 2nd graders Kayden Siglar and Ava Furumoto welcome Principal Carolyn Wills to the performance of “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” on December 7. 

Evergreen teacher Alice Oldag introduces “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” program for parents. 

Evergreen Elementary 2nd graders perform a march, poem, and holiday songs during “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”