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Friday, May 13, 2016

Weekly Review 5/9-5/13

It was a busy week in music! Congratulations to our talented 4th and 5th grade students for putting on a wonderful spring concert! Mrs. Rzasa and I are so proud of your hard work!

This week, the first graders watched an excellent video all about the symphony orchestra!  They learned about what things are like for children who are in the Julliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra, a highly competitive group for talented young musicians.  They have a lot of fun, but also spend time practicing their instruments in order to get better.  The video also visited adult professional musicians who perform in a group called Stomp.  They make music with unconventional musicians- ask your child what some of those instruments were!

Our second grade students continued rehearsing their songs for the the Memorial Day Concert on Wednesday, May 25th at 10am. All parents are invited to attend the event. Congratulations to our 6 soloist and 12 speakers! We will be rehearsing those parts next week and going onto the stage to rehearse our songs and dance moves. We would also like to share with you compositions from our second grade students- Music Compositions. Mrs. Farrand's students have not performed yet so we will add those videos on Monday afternoon.

Third grade students are also busy preparing for their recorder/violin concert on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:30am. All parents should have received a yellow letter inviting them to the performance. We learned the drum part for Juba Jive and learned a fun song called, "Music of the Droid." Here is a picture of two students performing the drum part on the tubano while the rest of the class rehearses Juba Jive.

Mrs. Rzasa and I could not have been more happy and proud of our 4th and 5th grade students. Thank you all for giving the school and the community a wonderful performance. At the same time, we are also sad that this will be the 5th graders last elementary choral performance. We hope many of you continue to play and instrument or be part of a musical ensemble at the middle school. Here are more fun pictures from the spring concert.

We hope you enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

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