We are off to a great start in the music room! This nine weeks we are learning where our patriotic songs came from. “God Bless America” was written by Irving Berlin, a wonderful composer who was not even from America! He appreciated the freedoms that he found in our country so much that he was inspired to write one of our most famous songs! What country was he from? Our 2nd-5th graders will be able to tell you! Katherine Lee Bates didn’t set out to be a composer, but she wrote “America the Beautiful” after climbing Pike’s Peak. She was in awe of the beauty that she saw and wrote a poem that Samuel A Ward set to music. Up next is “The Star Spangled Banner” and “America.”
Third through 5th graders will also become experts on the music of John Phillip Sousa, one of America’s most iconic composers.
Kindergarten and first grade are hard at work studying steady beat and learning new rhythms! We are certainly making a joyful noise!
Just a reminder to 3rd. 4th, &5th grade: Choir starts September 19th (5th grade), September 22nd (3rd grade), and September 21st (4th grade). Choir permission slips will not be accepted after the first rehearsal for each group.
Fifth graders will be performing “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Thursday, October 26th, at 6:00. We have been channeling our inner cartoon characters getting ready to share this fairy tale with our school and family. Be looking for more information in Tuesday folders over the next few weeks!
This is a link to Quaver Music. All classes have been experimenting with this newer website. There are music games, composing opportunities, and silly videos. Best part--it's free! Have fun!
I'm so proud of how talented our students are!!
This classroom is truly full of JOYFUL NOISE!