23 Reasons Music Class Was Cooler In Elementary School

5th grade graduation requirement: butchering “Hot Cross Buns” on a recorder.

1. Welcome to class! Have a seat on the floor…

2. Check out the inspirational quotes…

3. Lost? Don’t worry, your teacher will write the notes on the chalkboard with one of these.

4. Maybe you’ll get to sing today!

5. Your teacher will play songs on the small upright piano…

6. Sometimes you would sing “50 States in Rhyme” (and giggle at “do it double time”)

7. But the best was when you got to sing “These are the presidents, the mighty mighty presidents.”

8. Every year you’d sing in a recital for your parents…

9. But if you were bad you’d just lip sync.

10. You studied one of these charts…

11. You learned what a timpani was…

12. and you laughed at how the oboe sounded.

13. You secretly thought the triangle was super cool…

14. But everyone knew the funniest instrument was the bassoon.

15. Sometimes you got to play the xylophone…

16. Or the special Floor Xylophones…

17. If your school was really cool, you got to have keyboard day…

18. But nothing could top… RECORDER DAY!!

19. At first you’d all just blow at the top of your lungs and it sounded terrible.

20. Your teacher would try to get you to play real songs…

21. But mostly you played Hot Cross Buns, over and over and over.

22. But either way you enjoyed it, because the next step was…

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