Hello hello hello! For today’s Ham4Ham show, we are in my elementary school auditorium. I should explain.
Our elementary school music teacher, Barbara Ames, wrote THE BEST Martin Luther King song so that her students would have something to sing in January, in addition to We Shall Overcome.
It’s a crime that the world doesn’t know this song. So I put out a call, and over 50 alums spanning 15 years showed up to sing it with me. Huge thanks to Arthur “The Geniuses” Lewis on piano, Lisa Siegmann and Danny San Germano at Hunter, and Jennifer Raab, president of Hunter, for letting us go back home to make this.
Below is the list of participants. Ms. Ames, know that for every kid on this list, there are 10 more of your students who just couldn’t make it to NY and wanted to be there. We love you so much. Thanks for changing our lives.
Daniel M Torres
Leana Jones Phipps
Lin Manuel Miranda
Meaghan Boyle (Lynch)
Pia Silva Wasterval
Robert Sherman (ES teacher)
Serena Jones Hawerton