When technical difficulties prevented a video of 2nd graders singing Westport’s praises from being shown at last night’s swearing-in of town officials, most of the Town Hall audience probably breathed a sigh of relief.
There’s a thin line between cute and cringe-worthy. Very few of the board, commission and RTM members wanted to test it.
But 1st Selectman Jim Marpe had an ace up his sleeve: Suzanne Sherman Propp, and her Greens Farms Elementary School music students.
The song — which she and the kids wrote, with Cheryl Buck — is catchy and clever. It covers tons of Westport people, places and history. The 2nd graders are not the Vienna Boys’ Choir (for one thing, there are girls), but they carry a tune better than I do.
And the video — produced by Josh Margolis — is first-rate. Newcomers, old-timers and (especially) ex-pats will love the fast-paced photos. (It’s also clever. When the kids sing about famous families and come to “Sherwood,” there’s a shot of the diner.)
So go ahead. Click below. Enjoy the show!