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CCA presents show on Indiana's history
Thursday, May 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Canaan Community Academy fourth through sixth graders, led by academy music teacher Charles Moman, rehearse songs from their upcoming performance of Moman’s “Indiana, That’s Where I Belong” on Wednesday. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
Fourth- through sixth-grade students at the Canaan Community Academy will get a chance to learn about Indiana's history during a performance of "Indiana, That's Where I Belong."
The show serves as a nine-song guide through state history, and touches on topics including Native Americans, the Underground Railroad, Abraham Lincoln and - of course - basketball.
"It touches on major parts of Indiana's history," said Charles Moman, music teacher at the academy.
Moman wrote the show while he was a teacher at the Seymour schools. Former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman attended the first performance of the show in Seymour.
She enjoyed the show so much she brought Moman's students to perform the show before the state Senate.
The show has taken off from there. Moman guesses the show has been performed at more than 300 schools statewide by more than 50,000 students.
"It's been very, very popular," he said.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Canaan Community Academy gym. The show is free and is expected to run about 45 minutes.
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