Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Music Makers present "At The Bandstand!"

Final Reminder for Music Makers!                               

 What:    Performances for “At The Bandstand!”
Date:     Monday, May 5th, 2014
Time:     1:30 and 7:00 PM

Parents are welcome at both performances.  Call time for the evening performance is 6:45 PM.  Students should report to the music room and leave personal items with parents.

 Where:                Bluffsview Gymnasium


Music Makers T-Shirt, Jeans (rolled up or capris), Sneakers
            Boys: Sunglasses and hair gel (if allowed)
            Girls: High ponytail if possible or half-ponytail if not

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4th Grade Instrument Project 2014

Fourth Graders recently discussed the science of sound and how it relates to instruments. All instruments can be classified scientifically one of four ways, based on how their sound is produced: Chordophones (vibration of strings), Aerophones (vibration of air), Membranophones (vibration of skin), or Idiophones (vibration of self).

Students have the assignment of constructing an instrument of their own, must be able to identify their instrument's scientific classification, and must complete written directions for the construction of their instrument.
Instruments and Written Directions are due:

Rankin – Monday, April 28th

Wharton – Tuesday, April 29th

Wright – Wednesday, April 30th

Students will be given time in music class to browse information on instrument construction as well as make notes for their ideas. In addition, the following websites have wonderful ideas to assist in this project:
How to make an African Drum
Artists Helping Children
E-How videos on instrument construction
How Stuff Works
Busy Bee Kids Crafts
Making Musical Instruments on
Mudcat Kids
Family Crafts from
Family Fun instrument crafts from Homemade instruments

I hope this list is helpful! AND I can't wait to see what instruments make their way into my room in the next weeks! Good Luck!