PS 22 Chorus - Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon Cover
How can you not just love what Mr. B. and his students create? Every song leaves my jaw hanging. From their youtube page:
PS22 Chorus was formed in the year 2000. We are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in Staten Island, New York. PS22 is NOT a school for the arts,. and the chorus is not a magnet program. PS22 Chorus just features ordinary children achieving extraordinary accomplishments — musically and otherwise.
PS22 Chorus has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, MTV, Sesame Street, and, perhaps most notably, at the 2011 Academy Awards, closing the show with a stunning rendition of “Somewhere of Over The Rainbow!”
The chorus has performed for President Obama, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Stevie Nicks and a host of others. The kids have sung with Katy Perry, Queen Latifah, Tori Amos, Kylie Minogue, Celtic Woman, Crowded House, Freelance Whales, Little Dragon, V V Brown, and many more amazing artists! They even sang backup vocals on the critically acclaimed album Manners from Passion Pit!
I am so inspired by Mr. B. I can see how the Arts (although not something I am strong in) can transform education.
[Edit: I’ve been following them for so long I notice all of the changes in Mr. B.’s hair over time. Is that weird?]