For Veterans Day, Hayfield Elementary students (K-5) will be singing a song by Hayfield’s very own composer, Kurt Orning. Kurt lives in the Oslo area and graduated from Hayfield High School. His song, “My Name Is America”, has had almost 1,600,000 views on youtube and in 2012 it was #1 on the IndieWorld Country Charts. Please enjoy this patriotic song by Kurt Orning:
Kurt Orning has recorded two albums of his own music. His most recent album is entitle, “Nothing On Earth” by the O Boys. To listen to more of Kurt’s music, please visit minnesotanicemusic.com
On Friday, October 28th, the Mill City String Quartet visited our elementary music room. They are a group of professional musicians based out of Minneapolis. Minnesota Public Radio graciously sponsered the group and it was a free performance for any public school.
The string quartet consisted of 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The group performed a 45 minute show for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. They told the kids about their instruments and explored how music makes us feel. At the end, our kids asked some very insightful questions. Through these questions we learned how musicians record music for movies, that the cello that was played was made in 1865 and a lot of other interesting facts.