Wednesdays this Spring: Beatlemania at Buddings!
I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no!
If you spend a lot of time with young children, you can probably empathize with these words, penned by The Beatles in their 1968 song Hello Goodbye.
Did John, Paul, George, and Ringo have toddlers and preschoolers in mind when they came up with lyrics? Probably not, but they sure do ring true!
The Beatles’ catalogue is chock-full of fabulous children’s songs. With Yellow Submarine, Paul McCartney tried in earnest to create rock ’n’ roll with kids in mind.
John Lennon wrote Hey Jude for Paul’s young son Julian, hoping it would help him deal with his parents’ divorce. Dear Prudence begs the childhood refrain, “won’t you come out to play?” The list goes on and on!
As a kid, I was lulled to sleep (albeit reluctantly) to the gentle tune of Yesterday; these days, I stay up late singing Good Day, Sunshine with my dad. The music of The Beatles – it’s poignance, it’s depth, and often its unabashed silliness – is perfect for all ages and stages of life, which is why I am so excited to share it with the Big Kids of Buddings!
On Wednesday afternoons this spring, the Big Kids and I will embark on our very own Magical Mystery Tour, bringing to life kid-friendly Beatles classics like Eight Days a Week, Yellow Submarine, All Together Now, and many more! We’ll be making our own instruments, building our very own Octopus’ Garden, and working on our harmonies in preparation for a celebratory sock-hop at the end of the season.
Band practice is in session on Wednesdays from 1-4pm!