April Music Notes
Great job 1st and 2nd graders on your performances of Welcome to the Jungle! I am so proud of each of you!
Here's what's coming up in April and May in music:
Kindergarten Music Programs
- Tuesday, May 14th at 12:15 PM in Mother Seton Hall - Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Held's classes will give a Kindergarten music "informance", "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" during the school day. Cookie and punch reception to follow.
Second Grade Diocesan Music Assessment
- 2nd Graders are currently preparing for their first Diocesan Music Assessment. This same assessment is given to all 2nd grade students in the Diocese of Wichita. This year the test will be in an online format through a Google form. It will test over concepts we hope students will have mastered by the time the leave 2nd grade such as instrument families, musical comparatives (loud/soft, high/low, fast/slow), as well beginning rhythms and and musical symbols. New listening components have been added for this year so that we are not assessing their knowledge of music symbols, but their musical literacy as well (their ability to hear the music that they are seeing inside their head and know what it sounds like).
- Dates for the assessment are as follows:
- Friday, April 26 - 2A
- Friday, May 3 - 2B
Second Grade Friday Mass Dates:
- Friday, May 3rd - 2B
- Friday, May 10th - 2A
- Each class will sit in the choir loft and help lead the school in the opening, offertory, communion, and closing songs at Mass. We will have some middle school students to help cantor.
Third Grade Rhythm Centers
- Third Grade has been working in small groups to practice rhythms in many different ways: playing on instruments, reading and writing these rhythm patterns, composing, decoding rhythms from songs to put them in order, and more. It is exciting to walk around the room and see how much their skill have improved in this area just in the last few months.
- First Graders are making exciting gains in music! They are able to sight sing patterns with rhythms and melodies on the staff. We are continuing to work on known and new patterns of rhythm and melody and then putting the two together!