Photo by Alison Gault.
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Betsy Bell presenting kindergartner Reid Ramsbacher with his trophy for winning The People’s Choice Award.
Cherokee Bend Elementary School rolled out the red carpet on Friday, March 9 for the first ever “The Bend’s Got Talent” show. Teachers, students, parents and family came together to enjoy and celebrate being a part of the CBS community.
The participants performed in front of a sold-out audience at the Mountain Brook High School Fine Arts Building. Principal Betsy Bell and vice-principal Chad Paris emceed the event.
A wide variety of talent was showcased during the evening. There was pogo sticking, jump roping, hula hooping and baton twirling, as well as magic and comedy.
Audience members enjoyed several dance numbers including ballet, hip-hop and jazz. Musical theater acts, soloists and duets added to the excitement. Several classrooms performed together as did the entire sixth-grade class and the CBS faculty.
Athletes at CBS were highlighted too. A black belt in karate performed as did basketball players and gymnasts. There was even a Stars Wars duel.
A sixth- grader performed a monologue about her favorite memories at CBS.
The judges awarded the following Cherokee Benders for their performances:
In the kindergarten- third grade category, first place was awarded to kindergartener Reid Ramsbacher for his dance “Boom Boom Pow;” second place was awarded to first graders Anna Bella Foster and Rachel Lebensburger for their dance “ABC/123;” third place was awarded to third grader Chandler Vargas for his piano piece “Festive Sonatina.”
In the fourth-sixth grade category, first place went to sixth-grader Vann Walthall for his piano piece “Under Shooting Stars;” second place went to sixth graders Grant Freeman (drums) and Haskins Jones (electric guitar and vocals) for “Beast of Burden:” third place was awarded to Julia Baddley for her dance entitled “Cosmic Love.”
The recipient of the People’s Choice Award was Reid Ramsbacher.
PTO president Amy Roberts had the initial vision for the show; Beth Norris and Amy Scofield were committee chairs for it. All proceeds from the show benefit the Cherokee Bend Elementary School PTO. To learn more about this exciting event visit www.thebendsgottalent.com.