Every March, Heronfield’s sixth grade community comes together for HA’s annual Arts Night—a celebration of music, visual arts, dramatic readings, and poetry. Hosted in Heronfield’s Schoolhouse, this year’s Arts Night opened with a gallery showing of student artwork. Parents, siblings, and students alike enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and sparkling cider as they admired the one-point perspective drawings, blackout poetry, alebrijes, and knitting projects completed by the sixth graders.
The community was also treated to a compilation of musical and original dramatic performances from the sixth-grade class, showcasing much of what the students have learned so far this year. Musical performances included everything from a full-band performance of “Ode to Joy” to a flautist’s solo of the Star Wars theme. Each student also performed an original work written in their English class. Poetry pieces included selections of haiku, renga, and odes, while their dramatic monologues ran the gamut from serious to silly. No matter the piece, each student gave a performance to be proud of.
The evening culminated with the students performing the Peter Gunn theme as a sixth-grade band, wearing the hats they had knit in their visual arts class.