Friday, April 30, 2010

Music Makers Present, "Rock and Roll Forever"

Next week is a big week for our Bluffsview Music Makers. Students will be performing their spring show, "Rock and Roll Forever" three times next week. Don't miss these performances:

Thursday, May 6th at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM in the Bluffsview Gymnasium. Students should report to the music room by 6:45 PM for the evening performance.

Saturday, May 8th at 10:30 AM at the Griswold Center in Downtown Worthington for the Kiwanis Scholarship Pancake Breakfast. Students should arrive at the Griswold Center by 10:15 AM. Street address is 777 North High Street, just north of the Presbyterian Church.

Please invite family and friends to attend the show at the Griswold Center. It's a great opportunity to have a nice pancake breakfast while enjoying the show, with all proceeds from the breakfast going to the Kiwanis Scholarship program for high school seniors. Breakfast tickets are $5.00, and children under 8 eat for free with a paying adult. Performers will receieve a ticket to eat for free.

Be there or be square!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vivaldi's "Spring"

Kindergarten students listened to the first movement of the "Spring" concerto by Antonio Vivaldi, and created these drawings. This piece of music was revolutionary when it was written in the late 1700's in the sense that Vivaldi wanted his audience to think of specific things when they listened to the music. Vivaldi even went as far as to write notes in the margins of the music indicating things like the chirping of birds and buzzing of bees, the gentle breezes and calm babbling brooks, the violence of a thunderstorm, and the rising of the sun. After listening and discussing these elements, Kindergarten students used creative movement and then finally artwork to further connect to the music. This is just a sample of some of the artwork created.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Make Your Own Instrument" 2010

Here is a slide show with a few examples of some of the instruments created by the 4th grade students this year.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hot Cross Buns with Orff Accompaniment

Listen to the Fourth Graders playing "Hot Cross Buns" on the recorder with Orff Accompaniment.