• School AnthemCOLLEGE BOUND LISTEN  LISTEN

    Composers Notes:

    The instrumentation, melody and the harmonies were inspired by the mix of professional musicians we have at school and the desire to represent my students in the music.  

    The score was a collaborative effort between the music staff at Howe. After I composed the melody, Alex Sanchez drafted an arrangement. Reed Davis, Mohammad Hassani, Alex Sanchez and I then met to make final changes. "College Bound" truly represents the creativity of inspired educators.

    I've chosen to dedicate the anthem to Rosina Ruano who worked at Howe Avenue Elementary for many years and passed away a year ago.  She represents the heart and soul of Howe Avenue School. I hope that our music does, too, and that everyone hears a little piece of themselves somewhere in the anthem.

    From my heart to yours,

    Gayle Winney

     

    Lyrics

     

    Where Dolphins swim,

    and music sounds,

    Live Howe Avenue Dolphins.

     

    Best school ever,

    safe and sound,

    Howe Avenue

    college bound

     

    No excuses is how we do it,

    ev’ry day building character.

    We have goals, we dream big,

    we know who we are and want to be.

     

    We have confidence, we have courage,

    Doing our best, we never slack.

    We have goals, we dream big,

    With teachers and staff who have our backs.

     

    Where Dolphins swim,

    and music sounds,

    Live Howe Avenue Dolphins.

     

    Best school ever,

    safe and sound,

    Howe Avenue

    college bound

     

    Best school ever,

    safe and sound,

    Howe Avenue

    college bound

     

     

    Our music staff at Howe Avenue includes:

    Reed Davis, Piano

    Alex Jenkins, Percussionist

    Gay Currier, Violist

    Alex Sanchez, Third Grade Teacher, Arranger

    Gayle Winney, Director, Composer and Arranger

    Mohammad Hassani, Trumpet

    Hector Lange-Sanchez, Student Teacher and Trumpet

    Supporting Professional Artists

    Julian Dixon, Principal Tubist, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

    Carrie Hennessey, Soprano

     

Last Modified on April 15, 2019