Attention 5th graders! As your Music Teacher, I am overjoyed that you want to study so much for your soundtrack melody quiz next Wed., March 27th. I apologize that our quiz has been postponed due to my injury, but we'll catch up next week. Please find these music titles on itunes, cd's, DVD's and on youtube searches.
5th graders are responsible for learning the melodies/songs from "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific", both by the famed duo Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Please learn, from "Oklahoma":
1.) Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
2.) Surrey With A Fringe On Top
3.) People Will Say We're In Love
Please also learn, from "South Pacific"
1.) There is Nothin' Like A Dame
2.) Bloody Mary
3.) I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
Thank you again for all of your hard work. Have fun learning about the beauty and comedy of Rodgers and Hammerstein and email me with any questions!
Many congratulations to our "O Happy Day" ensemble soloists who will lead all of the OSLS/OSLC kids in "O Happy Day" for the Easter service, 9:30 am. (please be at church that day at 9:15 am. to rehearse). The ensemble soloists are as follows: 3rd grade-Colin, Catherine, Austin, Savannah and Aaron, 4th grade-Sabine, Elizabeth, Faeth, 5th grade-Davis, Abby, Bethany and Julia. Please copy and paste this link into your browser so that you can practice "O Happy Day"! Thanks!
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February 7, 2013
Our K-2 grade program is going to be a big celebration of American poets and composers that have made our country a beautiful place to be. Specifically, the 2nd graders will be auditioning (if so desired) to recite poems for our shows as they are the “big kids” of the lower grades. We won’t be reciting these all in completely traditional forms, but will turn these into mini-vignettes that your kids can be a part of even if they do not want to have a speaking part, but still want to be onstage as a “background extra”. I will be giving them poetry audition packets this Friday that they can work on for a week, and then audition the week of Mon., Feb. 18th. On the audition forms, there will be places to mark whether or not your child wants a spoken part, or if they would prefer a “background extra” part, or none of the above. If you have a K or 1st grade student, rest assured that they will get plenty of stage time as well, with extra songs and dancing for all to enjoy. All lower grades will be singing their hearts out at one point or another in the show.
Our 3-5 grade program is our Patriotic concert, where the 5th graders have created some of their own spoken pieces which we will intersperse with 3-5th graders singing some of the best pieces ever written in our country’s history. It will be quite the moving experience, I’m sure, and a great educational program for all of the students.
We have been busy in music class since we came back from Winter Break, doing music reports and presentations on all of the many instruments of the orchestra. It was really terrific to see all of the students get so into the project that they actually wanted to do out of class research. Now, we are focusing on learning all about rhythm, counting and rhythm instruments. Even the smallest of our kids are learning about notes, and how to count out and create a rhythm of their very own! It’s an exciting time for us in Music at Our Savior’s!
February 6, 2013
COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS JULIA"S VIDEO.
October 15, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians of Our Savior’s K-2 graders,
Thank you for helping your children to prepare for this week’s character auditions for their Christmas Musical “A Rockin’ Royal Christmas”. This is going to be such a fantastic show and everyone is going to learn much from this incredible experience. To help in this endeavor, I would greatly appreciate it if all parents and guardians would take a few moments to download the music files for the show, either onto a cd, computer, ipod, or the like, so that your children may listen and learn the music during time outside of class. For instance, I am a big believer of listening to songs and learning them while driving to soccer practice, to get groceries, etc. in the car. Kids don’t even realize they are practicing their music but it goes miles to ensure that we have a good show and that everyone feels confident “on stage”.
I would aim to have them listen to this music at least 20 minutes a day, and if the adults learn these songs, too, all the more fun for the whole family. Getting the music is easy. Please click on the download link for the zip file of the music and you are on your way to enjoying this learning experience with your children.
Here is the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0zaturdnyconz2c/Rockin%20Royal.zip You can, like I mentioned, either put these files on a cd or straight onto a computer or ipod. If anyone has any questions, or is in the least confused about the process, please do contact me and I will make sure to help you with this. I truly am grateful for your help with this and know that your kids will thank you in spades with their smiles after the show.
With many thanks,
Music Director, OSLS
Below is the dropbox URL to the Aloha Christmas tracks for 3-5 graders. Simply copy and paste this link into a URL and download away.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE EXTRA ADDED REHEARSALS. :-)
November 1, 2012
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