The Woody Guthrie Project

May 1, 2007


Presented by the Students of Onekama Elementary

Special Guests – Spirit of the Woods Musicians

Woody Guthrie wrote more than a thousand folk songs, ballads, and children’s songs.  His homespun humor and earthy, activist songwriting set the stage for the folk music explosion of the 1960’s and influenced countless popular recording artists.  His musical legacy endures as musicians, activists, teachers, and families continue to discover and sing his songs. 

“I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world.”

W. Guthrie (1912-1967)

Kindergarten and First Grades

Riding in my car

Mail myself to you

Don’t you push me down

Second and Third Grades

Roll on Columbia

All Work Together

So Long it’s been good to know you

Fourth Grade


Ramblin’ Round

Grand Coulee Dam

Great Historical Bum


Finale – All

This Land is Your Land


The students of Onekama Elementary have begun preparations for the Woody Guthrie Project. This project will culminate into a program of Guthrie songs, which will be presented to the Onekama school community on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 7:00 PM. 

It has been suggested that the students wear denim for the performance.


Musicians from the Spirit of the Woods Music Association will be accompanying the students on folk string instruments.  They have graciously volunteered their time to this project and we are fortunate to have them work with our students.


The program will take place on the Onekama hillside, overlooking Portage Lake.  Families will be encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, blankets, lawn chairs, and arrive one hour before the show. The Onekama Lions Club will be serving hot dogs and soda prior to the program.   


The school gymnasium will be the inclement weather location.  In the event of inclement weather, the picnic dinner will not take place. 


Curriculum connections abound with Woody Guthrie, so please take a look at the following  website: www.woodyguthrie,org/curriculum/curmission/htm

Thank you for your assistance in this program. 




 Gretchen Eichberger-Kudlack
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