• Join us!

    The 4th and 5th grade Music Program of "Heartland Hoedown - A Missouri Musical" will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 6:00 PM. Students need to report to the Music Room at 5:30 to get lined up and warmed up for the performance.

    The song links below will help your student be successful during their performance. Students need to PRACTICE at HOME for the program. All words and music must be memorized. A vital part of learning is PRACTICING - it is part of the learning process. Please click on the links below to go to a practice page for each song. Students will be able to see the music, lyrics and hear their part being sung.

    Friendly suggestion:  BOOKMARK this page so you and your singer can get back to it easily to practice.

    Please make sure that your performer practices at home, so they are ready to be successful for their performance. Questions? Please email Ms. Kniffin at the following email address:  bjkniffin@spsmail.org   

    The audition parts for you to practice are at the bottom of this page. Scroll down!

    Click HERE to go to the Singers and lyrics versions of the recordings.

    Click HERE to go to the Cast Script rehearsal recordings.

    4th and 5th grade AUDITION PAGE:

    To audition for a part, find the part that you want the MOST and learn and memorize the line for just that part below. Remember to use expression and inflection in your voice to make us believe you are that character. Make sure that you have the line MEMORIZED for your audition. Remember to pause when you come to punctuation.


    Questions? Talk to Ms. Kniffin



    Jessica:       Knowing grandma – she’s liable to do anything! She’s still got that competitive spirit. I sure bet she will think of a way to win.


    Krista:          I’m sure it will be any time. It took a little prodding to convince her to come. She wasn’t sure a Missouri hoedown would be very interesting. We’ll show her, won’t we?


    Mark:           This is gonna be great. Having a hoedown in our own home state was a super idea! What a wonderful way to let everyone know about our great state, Missouri.


    Boone:         Hello kids. I’m Daniel Boone and these are Osage Indians, one of the first inhabitants of Missouri. Actually I was born in Pennsylvania, but later on in my life I moved right outside of Defiance. You can see the home I built still to this day.


    Lewis:          Would you like to hear about our adventures? Hit it!


    Carson:        I’d love to talk to Granny. Granny, this is Missourian Kit Carson. Missouri is known as the “Gateway to the West.” I bet you don’t know why, do you? I didn’t think you did. Missouri was the starting point for the three great trails that led to our Westward Expansion. (Pause) An old trail-blazer like me can explain, so hop in the saddle.


    Blow:           (steps forward) I believe I can help. I’m Suzanne Elizabeth Blow, and I started the first kindergarten in Missouri. Listen closely and I’ll teach you Missouri’s eight border-states.


    Wilder:         Yes, I lived in a beautiful part of Missouri, the Ozarks. But my books also contained stories about Missouri’s two plain regions. Missouri is such a scenic place in which to live. From the hills to the lowlands you can hear Missouri’s song.


    Grandma:    Like I’ve always said, If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!