Remington School Students Win Music Video Contest

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fifth-grade students from Remington Middle School in Whitewater won $1,500 in the Kidd Kraddick "Classroom Musical" nationwide contest.

"So much excitement. Those are my main words right there. A lot of excitement," said Noah Cook.

Cook was one of 28 students featured in the music video they wrote, sang, and danced.

"We talked about it as a group and they were like, 'Bring it on.' They were super excited about it right away. We've written lots of our own little songs and we did a little unit this year [where] we did our own commercials. So, we saw that as kind of an extension of what we've been doing," said Tanya Wollenberg, vocal music teacher.

The group brought their creative juices together to brainstorm ideas for songs and catchy rhythms.

"We watched the videos of last year," said Cook. "I just kind of thought of an idea of 'Tick Tock' and we started getting all into it."

They started working on the idea after Easter and in about two weeks they had a finished music video. Today, they got the surprise phone call and were announced the winners on the radio.

"They screamed, jumping up and down, and yelling and shouting. Then we got quiet so we could hear. We just had a great conversation with Kidd Kraddick about how his generosity was going to impact every kid in the school because we all share this room," said Wollenberg.

Cook said the first thing on the wish list is to buy new equipment to replace having sheet music.

To look at their winning entry, click here.

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