3-5 Music Update

Students in grades 3-5 have been exploring different ways to compose music.  We have studied ways to compose using symbolic notation, description, stick notation and standard notation.  I have encouraged the students to come up with compositional ideas of their own.  We will continue to work on this concept as well as improvisation.

Fifth grade has begun work on a song with Mrs. Barksdale.  I look forward to hearing a bit of the song during music class each week as the students progress.  Students who would like to practice at home can click on this link to Glorious

Children in grades 3-5 who take music lessons are invited to perform a piece that they prepare at home at the end of each music class over the next few weeks.  I have enjoyed hearing students on their instruments.  Children who bring an instrument to school for this purpose may leave their instrument in the music room during the school day.


Music Update

The concert recordings are ready for pre-order! Please check my last update on ordering information.  If your child missed the concert I am currently scheduling time for them to come and sing the concert material with me after school.  I encourage parents to come and listen.  Please remember that the concert is mandatory.  It is an easy way to get a good grade if the kids show up with a good attitude and have put effort into the material.  Illness and unexpected obstacles occur, but I would like all of the kids to demonstrate their learning.

Our composers of the month are:

3rd grade-Rachmaninoff

4th grade-Prokofiev

5th grade-Stravinsky

Starting this week, during music class students are invited to demonstrate pieces that they have learned through music lessons outside of school.  Please contact me if you have any questions.


Concert Logistics Update

Here are the updated logistics for the Spring Concert this Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 East Pecos Road, Gilbert, 85295
-3-5 students will check in at Portal G (enter from outside and go to the right in the lobby)
-3rd grade pick up: from the Little Theater (coming out of the auditorium into the lobby it is to the right)
-4th grade pick up: from Portal G (coming out of the auditorium into the lobby it is to the left)
– 5th will be dismissed from the auditorium stage

There will be signs and faculty present to direct the flow of traffic to and from these locations.

There will be many people leaving and arriving before the start of the 3-5 concert.  Consider carpooling!

Attire: white on top, black on the bottom

Here is the April 2018_3-5 concert program

See you on Thursday night!

The concert is next Thursday!

I can’t believe it! The concert is next week at 7PM at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts.  Concert dress is “white on top”, “black on the bottom”.  The concert is an important part of the music grade.  Please contact me if you have questions or concerns.  I look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Concert update

Welcome back from spring break! We had a wonderful dress rehearsal for 3-5 music today.  The students had the opportunity to work with our piano accompanist and hear how all of the parts come together.  I look forward to hearing the students at the dress rehearsal next week!  Information about the April 5th concert will be distributed by your child’s teacher and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers will be posting information to their blogs. Please contact me if you have any questions.