January Music Notes
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
Mark your calendar for the following program dates:
1st Grade Music Program: Thursday, March 8th at 6:30
2nd Grade Music Program: Thursday, March 8th at 7:15
Kindergarten: Kindergarten will continue working on music comparatives like fast/slow, loud/soft, and will be starting to learn about high and low sounds in music. We have been playing lots of singing games, and performing movement to recorded music.
1st Grade: In first grade we are working on steady beat, matching pitch with our singing voices, and we will soon begin preparing for our 1st Grade Music Program, "Seussical Kids," a mini version of the musical, Seussical, which the 7th and 8th graders will be performing later this Spring. That will give our younger students the chance to hear and become familiar with some of the music from the show before the 7th and 8th grade perform the full version.
2nd Grade: Second grade is gearing up for a very busy Spring semester. We have just started a unit on the Instruments of the Orchestra and we will be taking the Diocesan Music Test for 2nd grade on instrument families soon. After that, we will begin preparing for the our 2nd Grade Music Program, "Seussical Kids". Originally, 1st and 2nd graders were going to perform this together on Thursday, March 8th, but we have had such astounding attendance at our concert and we want everyone to be comfortable and have a good opportunity to see their child, so we are splitting up the first and second grade this year. They will perform the same show on the same evening, but first grade will perform at 6:30 and second grade will perform at 7:15.
3rd Grade: In 3rd Grade we are playing singing games that help focus on reading different rhythmic and melodic elements. We will also be preparing Mass music for the following Fridays:
3A - Feb 2, March 2, April 20
3B - Jan 27, March 9, April 27