Sandy Buchner (BF Day’s Vocal Music Teacher) and Tamera Nelson (BF Day’s Art Teacher) are offering an 8 week (10 sessions) after school arts project this fall- open to all grades- The Auunual Yuletiede Mummers skit adapted from Schotter’s THERE’S A DRAGON ABOUT, A WINTER’S REVEL, as well as seasonal and traditional harvesting songs.
This program requires attendance for all dates and memorizing small lines and songs. Tamara will also be creating masks with the cast. A small performance will be given at the end of the class- time and place TBA but usually on the last day of class in the music room.
Mummers’ Plays (also known as mumming) are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors known as mummers or guisers, originally from the British Isles but later in other parts of the world. They are sometimes performed in the street but more usually as house-to-house visits and in public houses. Mummers and “guisers” (performers in disguise) can be traced back at least to the Middle Ages. In the South of England, Mumming had its heyday at the end of the nineteenth century and the earliest years of the 20th century. Most traditional mummers groups (known as “sides”) stopped with the onset of the first world war.
Dates will be 8 Wednesdays and 2 Thursdays , Wednesday classes are: Oct 5, 12, 19, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec 7. The two Thursday classes for making masks will be October 20th and 27th
3:15 to 4:15 in the music room
Fee: $105 includes small snack and materials.