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Midway ISD elementary students star in KIDZ BOP music video

Posted at 10:24 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 23:25:02-05

We have some stars in Central Texas! Several Midway ISD students were selected to be a part of a KIDZ BOP music video.

Due to the stay-at-home order, staff members at Castleman Creek Elementary thought an opportunity to participate with the kids music group had passed. However, KIDZ BOP reached out with a new, virtual way to participate.

Around Halloween, a group of Castleman Creek Elementary students danced and sang to a new Christmas song as part of the music video. The crew wore custom t-shirts and learned choreography from KIDZ BOP kids Alena and Egan via Zoom.

The KIDZ BOP kids also stuck around to answer questions from the group.

The young stars had to keep the music video a secret until the premiere "Christmas Everywhere" on December 4.

Midway ISD says its students are in the video for approximately 37 cumulative seconds, including two moments featuring their singing and cheering.

As of publication, the video has more than 136,000 views and 975 likes on YouTube.

“Joey has been on cloud 9 since seeing it! I’ve shared it in an Apert Syndrome Facebook group and passed this along to Children’s Craniofacial Association as well and it’s blowing up! It’s so important for kids to see themselves represented in things like this. It’s done more than just making our Castleman kids happy!” said parent Shannon Zettlemoyer.

The opportunity was spearheaded by P.E. teacher Jalayne Rinewalt.

“So the video we made in Club Impact (with retirement home seniors) got back to KidzBop because we used their music. They thought it was super cool and loved that we were doing such a cool thing in our community. They wanted to help us do a red carpet premier for the Seniors to come back and see the video. They sent us a few CDs, hats, and some inflatable microphones. On top of that, they wanted our club to take some videos of ourselves dancing and singing to kidzBop music that was going to be played on the HUGE screen behind the world wide KidzBop tour," she said.

To watch the video, click here.