Both the music and choir classes are headed quickly toward the finish line! These students have worked very hard and grown so much as musicians! I am proud that we are approaching performances for both of them. I can barely wait for you to get to share in my joy as you see the amazing work they have completed. Check below for details!
Setting Our Design
The 5th grade classes are finally finished writing and composing for the pop opera performance. I am so pleased and impressed with their creativity, cooperation, leadership and work ethic. Our performance times are listed below. Please plan to attend! All performances are free and open to the public. They will be held in the lunchroom/auditorium of Oakwood. Each performance will run about 30 minutes with a 30 minute reset time before the next performance. Since this is a culmination of the last 8 weeks of classwork, this performance will be a major grade and a requirement. However, there are few assignments that are as much fun as this one!
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30pm- 2nd Period Wednesday, November 29, 5:30pm- 5th Period
Tuesday, November 28, 6:30pm- 6th Period Wednesday, November 29, 6:30pm- 7th Period
Ask Your Kiddo: What period do you have music? What is the name of your pop opera? What did you do to help it come to life? What have you enjoyed about the pop opera?
Winter is Coming
The 6th grade choir classes are heading toward the final performance of the semester! I don't think any of the students would have imagined they could learn as much as they have this semester. They have learned to breathe properly, stand and sit properly, form correct vowels, sing a major scale on solfege syllables with hand signs, read and perform written rhythms and pitches! An incredible feat for any student, but an amazing accomplishment for 6th graders. They have a strong foundation to build on to be successful musicians for a lifetime!
Our Winter Concert will be held at Oakwood on Monday, December 18th, at 6:00pm. Our singing wildcats will be the only ensemble, but the performance will be jam-packed with a wintry good time! There will be performances from the whole ensemble, small groups, pairs/solos, antiphonal music, instrument accompanists, and of course... dancing! Mrs. Korczynski will provide piano accompaniment for us that evening. Our performance will be free and open to the public, so please bring your friends and family members to share in the fun! Plan to see us there!
Ask Your Kiddo: Are you planning on preparing a small group performance for the winter concert? What is your favorite part of choir? What do you find difficult about choir class? Can you sing a solfege scale for me with hand signs?