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Mrs. Dale

Music

 

Music classes are off to a busy start! Preschoolers have been working with 9th graders on Wednesday mornings. They have been focusing on developing listening skills, moving to music, and singing. Their favorite song to sing is Doggie, Doggie Where’s Your Bone, and they are having lots of fun freeze dancing.

Kindergarten- 5th grade are working on developing well-rounded musical skills, as well as preparing to perform in the Veterans Day ceremony. Every class has been singing, learning to read music, and playing instruments. We are especially excited to play our brand new xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels. For Veterans Day K/1 are learning Yankee Doodle with dance moves, 2/3 are learning My Country Tis of Thee with American Sign Language, and 4/5 are learning America the Beautiful in English and Spanish.

6th Grade Beginning Band finally has instruments and have made huge progress in a short time. We have gone from sounding like dying ducks to being able to play 5 notes, all in a week. I am especially proud of the 6th graders for how much practice time they have been doing outside of school. It really shows when they come to class, and allows us to move so much faster!

Junior High Band has hit the ground running. We started playing instruments on the second day of school, and have been working hard on music for the Veterans Day ceremony ever since. The band will be performing three pieces at the ceremony, including the National Anthem. Please remember that if you have a student in band, they are expected to be practicing 50 minutes at home each week to receive an A in class.

7/8 Music has been working on individual instruments. We have groups of students learning piano, guitar, violin, and cello. Every Friday is Shareout Day, where students individually perform their learnings from the week. We’ve made huge progress already! Most piano players are playing with both hands, and our guitar players have been working together to teach each other new music.

 

Important Music Dates!

 

Veterans Day Ceremony: November 11 in the Gym

Christmas Concert: Thursday, December 15 at 6:30pm in the Gym All music students K-9 are required to attend.

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