After four weeks in the Recorder Karate program, seven students have attained their “Black Belt”. This week, Veronica Yu, Heidi Johnson, Maya Okun, Paige Paulsen and Jenny Lee reached the highest honors.
The Fifth grade class began learning to play the recorder two weeks ago. On Wednesday they played their first song together called “Hot Cross Buns.” The students then played it as a duet using with another piece called ” Buns Cross Hot”- a reversal of the original piece. Here is their first class performance. Students will be participating in a Recorder Karate program where they receive a “belt” for each level of performance. At Level Ten, they receive their black belt.
This month students are learning music that highlights Hispanic Heritage Month.
Our Kindergarten students learned to dance the Carnavalito, a dance from Argentina and Bolivia.
Students are enjoying learning about the elements of music. The Fourth grade class learned to sing ” Oh California!” and accompanied themselves on the Orff instruments playing “Oh, California!”
Second graders are learning the notes of the treble clef and practiced writing the treble clef.
Third Graders used their KIDSTIX percussion set-ups to play ” Can Can” by Offenbach.
Our Spring Sing Parent Committee is busy making props for Spring Sing 2019 – The Music In Me! Students are getting excited about all the fun songs they are learning in different musical styles from Pop, Techno, Rock and even Opera! We meet every Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:30 a.m. until the show on May 10th. Join us for a morning of creativity, fun and laughter!
Students are preparing music and dancing for the annual Spring Sing scheduled for May 10th. This year’s theme is ” The Music in Me!”. It will highlight styles of music. Students have been given CDs of the music in Grades K-6. 5th and 6th graders also have all their music on their google classroom sites. In addition, each teacher has also been given the songs that their class needs to learn .electronically. If you need to receive your child’s music electronically, please contact your classroom teacher or Mrs. Goetsch
Parents who are interested in helping with costuming can contact Nada Radic or come to our Wednesday morning weekly work session in the Music Room beginning April We have a lot of labeling, sorting and construction to do before the show.
Here is a short video of the First Graders practicing ” Swinging’ On a Star
Students from Grades 4-6 enjoyed the dress rehearsal of the opera Carmen presented by the San Diego Opera. This sizzling story of romance and tragedy was highlighted by memorable arias and choruses that are now ingrained in each student’s mind. We thank the San Diego Opera for this free opportunity for our students!