Welcome to a new year of music at Olympic Heights School! My name is Ms. Tran, and I am extremely excited to be teaching music at Olympic Heights this year. We started off September with a focus on rhythm. Kindergarten and Grade One students worked on keeping a beat and following rhythms through a variety of songs, movement activities, and instrument exploration. Students in Grades Two to Six explored different elements of rhythm through djembe drumming. They were able to apply these skills to create their own compositions. In addition, students in Grade Six learned several traditional polyrhythms from Guinea, West Africa and had the opportunity to work with a professional djembe drummer!

In October, we will be moving towards a focus on melody and singing. Students will learn a variety of songs, explore different elements of melody, and further develop their skills in reading and writing music. Division two students will also begin to work with Orff instruments to accompany their songs.

Choir News

All choir students will be performing in the Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 AM. Families are invited to attend this important assembly. We are also preparing for our Winter concerts in December, which will be in the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 PM and in the evening of Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 PM. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Thank you!

Ms. Tran

Music

Welcome to a new year of music at Olympic Heights School! My name is Ms. Tran, and I am extremely excited to be teaching music at Olympic Heights this year. We started off September with a focus on rhythm. Kindergarten and Grade One students worked on keeping a beat and following rhythms through a variety of songs, movement activities, and instrument exploration. Students in Grades Two to Six explored different elements of rhythm through djembe drumming. They were able to apply these skills to create their own compositions. In addition, students in Grade Six learned several traditional polyrhythms from Guinea, West Africa and had the opportunity to work with a professional djembe drummer!

In October, we will be moving towards a focus on melody and singing. Students will learn a variety of songs, explore different elements of melody, and further develop their skills in reading and writing music. Division two students will also begin to work with Orff instruments to accompany their songs.

Choir News

All choir students will be performing in the Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 AM. Families are invited to attend this important assembly. We are also preparing for our Winter concerts in December, which will be in the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 PM and in the evening of Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 PM. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Thank you!

Ms. Tran

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