January News

It has been a busy month in music here at Chaparral School!

On November 30, the Grade 4-6 Choir Club kicked off the holiday season with a performance at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Fifty-seven students sang beautifully and joyfully in 2-part harmony to a large audience of friends, family, and festive shoppers.

Although we did not win the CBC Music Class Challenge, the effort, creativity, and dedication of the students of the Grade 5/6 Performance Club makes all of us at Chaparral School proud. Our cover of Serena Ryder’s “What I Wouldn’t Do” can be found here:

The Grade 1-3 Winter Concert was on December 13. Students energetically and passionately told the story of “The Little Bell That Could Not Ring” through acting, narration, and song to an auditorium packed with family and friends. The concert ended with an audience sing-a-long, and a collection for the Calgary Food Bank. We were overwhelmed by the generous response! In addition to a full box of non-perishable food items, we also collected $1306.46 of monetary donations! What a wonderful celebration of community through song and generosity!

For the last two full days of classes before Winter Break, students were able to explore form, instrumentation, character, and timbre of music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” through a combined music and PE experience. It was an invigorating collaborative experience that combined curricular outcomes from both subjects. For a more detailed description of our activities, please see the Athletics page.

In addition to all of these exciting events, students continued to build a foundation of skills and understandings in class. We have been working on internalized beat; reading, writing, creating, and  performing rhythms; progressively complex arrangements for voices and instruments; singing with good tone and expression; and working collaboratively as an ensemble.

The students are working hard to acquire strong performance skills and joyful artistic expression. We will
continue to build upon this momentum in the new year.

Looking Ahead

Please stay tuned for more information.

  • Grade 5 recorder
  • Chimes Club for students in Grades 4-6
  • March 14 Grade 4-6 Spring Concert

Music

January News

It has been a busy month in music here at Chaparral School!

On November 30, the Grade 4-6 Choir Club kicked off the holiday season with a performance at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market. Fifty-seven students sang beautifully and joyfully in 2-part harmony to a large audience of friends, family, and festive shoppers.

Although we did not win the CBC Music Class Challenge, the effort, creativity, and dedication of the students of the Grade 5/6 Performance Club makes all of us at Chaparral School proud. Our cover of Serena Ryder’s “What I Wouldn’t Do” can be found here:

The Grade 1-3 Winter Concert was on December 13. Students energetically and passionately told the story of “The Little Bell That Could Not Ring” through acting, narration, and song to an auditorium packed with family and friends. The concert ended with an audience sing-a-long, and a collection for the Calgary Food Bank. We were overwhelmed by the generous response! In addition to a full box of non-perishable food items, we also collected $1306.46 of monetary donations! What a wonderful celebration of community through song and generosity!

For the last two full days of classes before Winter Break, students were able to explore form, instrumentation, character, and timbre of music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” through a combined music and PE experience. It was an invigorating collaborative experience that combined curricular outcomes from both subjects. For a more detailed description of our activities, please see the Athletics page.

In addition to all of these exciting events, students continued to build a foundation of skills and understandings in class. We have been working on internalized beat; reading, writing, creating, and  performing rhythms; progressively complex arrangements for voices and instruments; singing with good tone and expression; and working collaboratively as an ensemble.

The students are working hard to acquire strong performance skills and joyful artistic expression. We will
continue to build upon this momentum in the new year.

Looking Ahead

Please stay tuned for more information.

  • Grade 5 recorder
  • Chimes Club for students in Grades 4-6
  • March 14 Grade 4-6 Spring Concert
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