American Flag with Chalkboard sign that says "Thank  You, Veterans"

Bradie Shrum Elementary is thrilled to announce its annual Veterans Day programs are open to the public for the first time since 2019. The  music teachers have planned two programs that will include students in grades K-5.

  The first program will be at 9 a.m and will feature the Fifth grade. “We haven't had the community in our building (BSE) to watch students perform since December 2019 and my current fifth grade students have not been on stage since they were in second grade,” said Andrea Gorman, who teaches music to students in grades third through fifth. “This program will be an amazing opportunity for them! We look forward to honoring our veterans with our special program.”

Gorman added there will be approximately 130 fifth grade students featured in the program. There will be singing (whole group and also several duets and trios), choreography in several of the songs, a variety of instrumental pieces featuring special effect bucket drummers, chimes, and Boomwhackers, a plastic patriotic plate routine to “You're a Grand Old Flag”, ribbon streamer dancers on a song and more! 

“The kids and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to present our upcoming Veterans Day Program,”Gorman said. “When schools shut down in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, our school was planning a couple of different spring shows that we never got to present. Unfortunately, the students I had during that time have moved on to middle school and missed performing for a few years. I felt so sad that they weren't able to experience the excitement of presenting a program to their family and friends.”

The lower elementary school music students will have a program in the BSE gym at 1:30 p.m. Bradie Shrum is ecstatic that they finally get to put this program back on. It's been three years since this program was last done and they are finally ready to show their patriotic love and respect for Veterans. 

For more information regarding the 9 a.m. program, contact Andrea Gorman by calling (812) 883-3700 ext. 4300 or emailing