The 1st grade musicians are excellent pointers of melodic contour! Here is Lucas of Mrs. Liebau's Class pointing to "Down by the Bay"
Our 4th and 5th grade choir has been working very diligently on singing in harmony. Ah Poor Bird! is a difficult round that takes a lot of breath support and a good ear to make sound good. We tried it in a 3 part round and I was very impressed by the way we sound!
2nd Grade musicians figured out which part of the puzzle was the Beat and which part was the rhythm. Students then took turns in partners singing the rhythm and speaking the beat. To take our understanding further, students used a boom whacker to show the beat and sung the rhythm. Some students perform for the class. Below you will see 2 groups performing their Rhythm and Beat patterns.
Our fantastic 1st grade musicians are starting to learn some songs for their 1st grade informance in February. Above is Lucas from Mrs. Libeau's class pointing to the iconic notation for Yonder Come Day. Notice how precise Lucas is pointing to the musical symbols to represent the sound of the song. Mrs. Libeau's class sounds great considering this is the 1st day learning this piece. I can't wait to hear how it will sound at our concert!
The 4th grade musicians have been working on thinking like Mozart by creating their own variations on the theme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Below are a few examples of these creative compositions. Can you hear the theme and what these students did to make it a variation?
Mrs. Rowley's kindergarten musicians are well on their way to becomming fantastic singers! Here they are singing a part of "Going to the Zoo."
The 3rd grade musicians did an extensive unit on Ostinato. An Ostinato is a repeated pattern in a piece of music. To show their final understanding of Ostinato, the 3rd graders had to compose their own piece of music containing a featured ostinato instrument. Below you will find Mrs. Murphy's class's compositions.