My school, Brunswick Acres is competing for the $5000 Kris Wine and Americans for the Arts grant. Please VOTE for Brunswick Acres.

How To Vote:

*Click this link and "Like" the Kris Wine Facebook page facebook.com/kriswines/app_277727432252070
*Type Brunswick Acres in the search box
*Click the red pushpin
*Check the box
*Vote daily until October 31st

The winner is based on the total number of Facebook votes for the top school. We are currently in 1st place, but noticed that another school advanced 600 votes in one day on Friday. Our school has been averaging 110 votes per day, so we are hoping that our music video will inspire others to vote for us to keep us in the lead. We felt it was important to approach this as a creative project instead of just soliciting votes, because we want to prove that we are worthy recipients to receive an arts grant.

If we win, we will use the money to purchase art supplies. The cost of supplies continues to rise while our art budget get lower and lower each year. My students are very respectful with materials. This grant money would last us for years to come.

Vote B.A. Oh Yeah! Thank You!!!

Some people have been asking to know more about how our song came to be. I wrote the lyrics and sang the new words on the karaoke version of Call Me Maybe. I used Garage Band on my Mac to record myself singing the lead and harmony vocals. The end of our video features students from our 4th and 5th grade Chorus singing on a separate track. Students learned our lyrics by practicing at home using a karaoke style version of this song that I embedded to my B.A. Art Blog. We saved a little time at the end of most art classes to film clips for our video. The entire school assembled outside to film our final scene, which was a fun and spirited grand finale to our video project.

Hi Carly Rae Jepsen! We hope you like our parody :) Thanks for writing such an awesome song! Students in every grade (K-5) knew Call Me Maybe, so creating a parody they could sing along to was so much fun for them!

All the Best,

~Suzanne Tiedemann
Art Teacher
Brunswick Acres Elementary School

FYI: We used two apps to create this video: Video Star and Video FX Live.

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