Those musical teachers are back at it again with another COVID-19 song to get your feet tapping.
While School District 43 gears up for a return to school June 1 for thousands of students, these enterprising educators found a few minutes to write and sing their own version of the Journey song “Don’t Stop Believing.”
It’s the second song SD43 teachers have posted to YouTube in as many months.
Rob Heinrichs, who got the ball rolling on the music video, said it was a way to bring together community in these challenging times.
“After doing the first video, I had many people respond by saying they wished they could have been involved and to let them know if I were to do another one,” he said.
“That thought stayed with me.”
He put out a request for participants and was overwhelmed by the response.
Eventually, two dozen teachers, and an assistant superintendent (Rob Zambrano), chimed in from their respective homes, some with musical instruments, others with just their voices.
The result is a synchronized yet still tuneful version of the song with many people involved.
The teachers involved (from left to right, top to bottom) are: Heather McClelland, Simon Kwok, Charlotte Hasebe, Elaan Bauder, Gord Johnson , Lauren Rotzien and her son Colby. Nicole Cruz, Shannon Messam, Rob Heinrichs, Patrick Ingelman, Bryan MacMaster, Michelle Lueck, Sinead Joy, Rob Zambrano, Jesse Dramer, Dario Demetlika, Mike Balser, Natalie Malakoff. Victor Toth, Andrew Graham, Camy Ng, Trish Quan, Glenda Speight, and Lorne Lamber.
“Even during this difficult and stressful time, people are looking for ways to work together to bring joy to others,” Heinrichs told the Tri-City News.
In April, teachers joined Bon Jovi in a song. Find out more about it here.