Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Update

Welcome back to school! We’ve gotten off to a great start this year, and I am excited for what’s to come. Fourth Graders are about to start learning how to play recorder, First Graders are learning to read music notes, Fifth and Sixth Graders are playing and singing more challenging music, Third and Second Graders are improving instrument playing skills and folk dancing skills, and Kindergarteners are learning how to sing and move to music. There’s so much going on in the music room already, and it’s not quite OCTOBER!


It’s time to join The Music Makers… If you have a child in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade who loves to sing, please encourage him/her to join our school choir, The Bluffsview Music Makers. Students rehearse one day a week throughout the school year (or more as concerts approach) during lunch recess time. Participation in our school choir is a wonderful way to extend what we learn in the classroom and apply it in a performance setting. Plus, it’s fun! Last year, The Bluffsview Music Makers performed at the Veteran’s Day Assembly, sang holiday carols at a local senior living facility, and gave their own concert in the spring. Similar activities are in the works for this year as well. Interested students should check the announcements outside the music room or see Mrs. Daubney for more information.

Concert Dates are set for the year. Don’t miss these great performances:

          o Wednesday, February 6th – 5th Grade Music Program, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

          o Wednesday, March 20th – 3rd Grade Music Program, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

          o Monday, May 6th – Music Makers Spring Concert, 1:30 and 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fourth Graders Learn About The Treble Clef!

Fourth Graders are learning about the Treble Clef in preparation for beginning recorder study later this month.  These fun songs help them remember the names of the notes in the lines and spaces - the MOST IMPORTANT thing they will learn in 4th grade music!

EGBDF: These are the notes on the lines of the Treble Clef.

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FACE: These are note on the spaces of the Treble Clef.

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Enjoy!  :)