Anne Gray is our music teacher.

Welcome to Music!! January-April

In Music, students in grade one and two continue to learn new rhythmic patterns (quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, quarter rest) and simple songs for reinforcement.  They are encouraged to use their best singing voices and to match pitch with the teacher and with one another.  Sol feggio syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) will be introduced along with corresponding hand signs.  Grade ones will continue to learn new music and movement games to reinforce concepts taught in class and build singing confidence.

Grade three and four students will be continuing to review the names of the musical lines and spaces and sol feggio notes on the staff.  These students will be writing musical intervals on the staff as well as writing rhythm notation with music sticks.  Many new games and songs will be learned, each with a specific purpose:  a new rhythm, a new interval on the staff, new creative movement opportunities.

Grade five students will be continuing their review of known rhythms and intervals, and will be writing and performing simple and complex melodies and rhythms.  They will move into learning more time signatures  and complex rhythmic patterns.  Musical concepts will be reinforced with music games and the use of percussion instruments such as xylophones and drums.

Grade 3, 4 and 5 students will begin preparation on the Spring musical, "A New Day" . This musical celebrates mindfulness and the joy of living in the moment.  There will be many songs and much choreography to learn and polish as the process unwinds.  The musical is an opportunity for students to synthesize previous learning of musical skills such as group and solo singing, movement and the performance of rhythms and intervals.   Grade 5 students will have the opportunity to audition for spoken parts, sung solos and dance solos.  The musical will debut on April 8, 2020.

Discussion Questions...

What new songs have you learned?  Will you sing the new songs?  Which rhythms can you clap?  How do you show the beat while you are singing a song?  Can you share any new music games?

Choir and Handbells...

The grade 4/5 choir starts up again this month.  The choir will be preparing for Choralfest on March 18.  Choralfest is a non-competitive music festival where choirs are joined by professional choir adjudicators who work with them on tone and musicality.  More details to follow.  

The Second Semester Hand Bell group will begin rehearsals on January 28 and rehearse every Tuesday in preparation for two spring performances.  Details to follow. 


Music

Anne Gray is our music teacher.

Welcome to Music!! January-April

In Music, students in grade one and two continue to learn new rhythmic patterns (quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, quarter rest) and simple songs for reinforcement.  They are encouraged to use their best singing voices and to match pitch with the teacher and with one another.  Sol feggio syllables (do, re, mi, etc.) will be introduced along with corresponding hand signs.  Grade ones will continue to learn new music and movement games to reinforce concepts taught in class and build singing confidence.

Grade three and four students will be continuing to review the names of the musical lines and spaces and sol feggio notes on the staff.  These students will be writing musical intervals on the staff as well as writing rhythm notation with music sticks.  Many new games and songs will be learned, each with a specific purpose:  a new rhythm, a new interval on the staff, new creative movement opportunities.

Grade five students will be continuing their review of known rhythms and intervals, and will be writing and performing simple and complex melodies and rhythms.  They will move into learning more time signatures  and complex rhythmic patterns.  Musical concepts will be reinforced with music games and the use of percussion instruments such as xylophones and drums.

Grade 3, 4 and 5 students will begin preparation on the Spring musical, "A New Day" . This musical celebrates mindfulness and the joy of living in the moment.  There will be many songs and much choreography to learn and polish as the process unwinds.  The musical is an opportunity for students to synthesize previous learning of musical skills such as group and solo singing, movement and the performance of rhythms and intervals.   Grade 5 students will have the opportunity to audition for spoken parts, sung solos and dance solos.  The musical will debut on April 8, 2020.

Discussion Questions...

What new songs have you learned?  Will you sing the new songs?  Which rhythms can you clap?  How do you show the beat while you are singing a song?  Can you share any new music games?

Choir and Handbells...

The grade 4/5 choir starts up again this month.  The choir will be preparing for Choralfest on March 18.  Choralfest is a non-competitive music festival where choirs are joined by professional choir adjudicators who work with them on tone and musicality.  More details to follow.  

The Second Semester Hand Bell group will begin rehearsals on January 28 and rehearse every Tuesday in preparation for two spring performances.  Details to follow. 


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