St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Happy 2018

 SEAS Select:  Diocesan Middle School Choral Clinic, Monday, January 29, at Kapaun Mt. Carmel.  We will rehearse all afternoon followed by a concert that evening at 7:30.  Students will wear their school uniforms.  Seussical cast was announced prior to Christmas break.  We'll begin work on it after the Choral Clinic.  You'll see along the sidebar a copy of the SEUSSICAL Schedule.  Click for a detailed rehearsal schedule.

7th/8th General Music:  Christmas Carols presentations, Music Talks activities, Anatomy of a Song, Star Spangled Banner unit.

6th grade:  Details are coming together for our Traveling Concert on Wednesday, January 31.  Field trip forms will be coming home at the end of this week!

5th Grade:  CONGRATULATIONS on a beautiful Christmas Concert!!  5A will be the choir for this Friday's, Jan. 5, Mass and 5B will be the choir of the January 12 Mass.  Also working on music symbols.

4th Grade:  Reviewing treble clef notes and beginning bass clef notes.

December 2017

December is always a busy time in the Music Classroom!  Take a look at what's going on:

SEAS Select:  Christmas Concert, Thursday, December 14, 7:15 p.m. in Mother Seton Hall.  Meet in my classroom at 7:00.  Concert dress is required, which includes black pants and white, button down shirt for boys and black dresses or black skirts/white blouse, for the girls.  SEUSSICAL auditions for the entire cast will be prior to Christmas break on Friday, December 15, 3:30-5:00 and Tuesday, December 19, 3:30-5:00. All SEAS Select members will be involved in the auditions and the musical.  An audition schedule will be available the week of December 4.

5th Grade:  "Jesus, Light of the World" will be presented on Thursday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Mother Seton Hall.  Students should meet in my classroom at 6:15 p.m.  Those who are narrators and instrumentalists should wear dress up clothes.  Those who are playing Biblical characters will have a costume provided.  

6th Grade:  Preparations have begun for our Traveling Concert on Tuesday, January 30.  More details will be available soon!

4th Grade:  CONGRATULATIONS on your "America Is...." performance!!  We are currently working on our Music Theory Note Names Unit.

7th/8th General Music:  Christmas Carols Unit, Music Theory Notes Names, Orff instrument playing.

6th grade Composer Books

Just a reminder.....

6A Composer Books are due MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

6B Composer Books are due TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

November Music News

SEAS Select:  We're busy preparing for our December 14 concert!  Mark your calendars...

December 14:  SEAS Select Concert, 7:15 p.m. in MSH.  Meet in my classroom at 7:00

January 29: Middle School Choir Festival at Kapaun Mt. Carmel

April 26 and 29:  SEUSSICAL

7th/8th General Music:  We just finished up writing our Composer/Music History essays and will spend the next few weeks having each student present their paper accompanied by their slideshow.

6th Grade:  We just started working on our Composer Chapter Books.  Students have access to the assignment via Google Classroom.  All information can be found in our Classroom page.

5th Grade:  We have started work on our Christmas program, "Light of the World".  Mark your calendars...Our program will be December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in MSH.

4th Grade:  "America Is..." will be presented on November 9 at 6:30 p.m. in MSH.  Students should be in my classroom at 6:15.  If you arrive prior to 6:15, please keep your child with you in MSH until that time.  Students should wear blue jeans and a solid or patriotic red, white or blue shirt.

October Music News

All classes have finished up their Rhythm Unit.  7th and 8th grade general music classes will be starting their music history/composer unit.  Students will be working on a Powerpoint presentation during class time beginning the second week of October.

4th graders are busy preparing for "America Is...", which will be presented on November 9, 6:30 p.m., in Mother Seton Hall.  Students should wear blue jeans with a SOLID red, white or blue shirt.  Students need to arrive in Mrs. Jervis' classroom at 6:15 p.m.  All jackets should be left with a family member in MSH.  If you would like to arrive prior to 6:15, please have your child stay WITH YOU in Mother Seton Hall until 6:15.  Please do not send them out of MSH prior to 6:15.

5th graders have started work on their Christmas program music.  Mark your calendars for December 14, 6:30 p.m.  Our program will be presented in Mother Seton Hall.

6th graders will soon be starting work on writing a children's book.  Their topic will be a composer, as well as the time period during which they lived.  More information will be published about this SOON!

SEAS Select is VERY BUSY preparing for our Christmas program, which is December 14, at 7:15 in Mother Seton Hall.  We are very thankful to have Mrs. Degraffenreid as our accompanist and Mrs. Valerie Pfeifer as our choreographer.  We're also becoming familiar with the music and characters from "Seussical". Mark your calendars: Diocesan Middle School Choir Clinic at KMC: January 29; SEUSSICAL: April 26 7:00 and April 29 3:00

 

September Notes

September has gotten off to a great start!  Here's what's been going on in our music classroom:

SEAS Select:  What a GREAT sounding group!! Learning music for our December program and working a lot in sectionals.  Also, getting familiar with the music from "SEUSSICAL".

7th/8th General Music:  Rhythm books and rhythm activities, Orff instrument playing, "Isle of Tune" and "Incredibox" on the Chrome Books.  Our first Diocesan Music Assessment, over rhythm, will be October 11 or 12.

6th:  6A did a FABULOUS job being the choir for 9/15 Mass.  I received many compliments on their behalf.  We continue work in our rhythm workbooks and will take a Diocesan Assessment over this material October 11 or 12.  Next up....Music History/Composer Children's Book unit.

5th:  5B will be the choir for the 9/22 Mass.  We're continuing work in our Rhythm Workbooks and will be wrapping up that unit mid-October.  Next up:  Christmas program music!!

4th Grade:  We'll be putting our Rhythm Unit on hold, as work is beginning for our program, "America Is....", which will be held on November 9, 6:30.

Kindergarten:  I'm thrilled to be team teaching Ms. Johnson's and Mrs. Held's music classes with Mrs. Lindsay Jervis.  Mrs. Jervis has brought some wonderful Kodaly lessons with her and the children are already learning many skills that they will use in the music classroom throughout the year.  They've already had a little assessment on our four different voices and they did a WONDERFUL job on it! We're so glad you are with us, Mrs. Jervis!!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

Hello Parents and Students!  

My name is Mary Jo Evans and I am starting my 12th year of teaching music at SEAS.  My fellow partners are Monica Degraffenreid and Lindsay Jervis.

I teach all 4th and 5th grade students, 6A, 6B, one 7th grade general music class, two 8th grade general music classes and am the choir director for SEAS Select, our audition-only choir available to 7th and 8th grade students.

Please mark your calendars for this year's music programs:

November 9th:  3rd and 4th Grades

December 14:  6:30 5th Grade Christmas Concert

                          7:15 SEAS Select Concert

January 30:  6th Grade Traveling Concert

April 26, 7:00 p.m.:  SEAS Select presents, "SEUSSICAL Jr."

April 29, 3:00 p.m.:  SEAS Select presents, "SEUSSICAL Jr."

 

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