Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Music Agenda 5/31-6/3

PK McLaughlin-  Gone for the Summer.

Kindergarten- Gone for the Summer

1st grade: Improvising and Creating and a "you pick activity", these are activities that were their favorite throughout the year, it also helps practice previously learned skills. 


2nd grade: Composing and improvising,  "you pick activity", these are activities that were their favorite throughout the year, it also helps practice previously learned skills. 

3rd grade-  composing and improvising, 
 "you pick activity", 
these are activities that were their favorite throughout the year, it also helps practice previously learned skills. 

4th grade- 
Composing and improvising,  "you pick activity", 
these are activities that were their favorite throughout the year, it also helps practice previously learned skills. 

5th grade-  Composing and improvising,  "you pick activity", these are activities that were their favorite throughout the year, it also helps practice previously learned skills. 

Guitar Class-GUITARS!!!!
Graduation Mass tomorrow as well, students will meet in nursery at 6:30.

June 3rd: There is an optional Guitar workshop lead by the Han Leck, the instructor at Guitartown in Irvington. The work shop is completely optional and cost $15 and held at Scecina. Please contact Mrs. Newhart, snadranewhart@yahoo.comfor more information. Please let us know by Wednesday if your child is interested.

June 11th- The guitar group has been invited to play after the 5:30 Mass for Ministry day. This is also optional, but the music director has specifically invited them, so it would be great for them to attend.

Class Choir Class: Creating dance moves in groups and practicing improvising. 

Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-  Graduation Mass tomorrow as well, students will meet in the music room at 6:30 sharp.

Performance Important dates!!! 
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Music Agenda 5/23-5/27



PK McLaughlin-  Little Bo Peep, Hot Cross Buns, ,  Laurie Berkner- Drive my car, The airplane song, Bottle Caps,  A Ram Sam Sam, Frog in the meadow with Guiro, Bling Blang, Keeping the beat #22, ABC song, The Animal Alphaebet, I can wiggle, Freeze dance, Animal Action

Kindergarten- Composer music books Continue

1st grade: Learning about songs from other cultures

2nd grade: Composing and improvising

3rd grade- Instrument families review, composing and improvising

4th grade- Instrument families, voice types and bands and orchestras.

5th grade-  Composition Projects continue

Guitar Class- Graduation Mass is their next performance, it is mandatory if you are not an 8th grader to attend the Mass and play guitar that evening at 7:00, be present 6:30 arrival time.

Class Choir Class: Test on Friday for composers and periods, continued work on  composition projects. We will also work on rhythms and instrument playing.

Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-  What a great show, thank you to all the parents for making sure your kids were present, and helping with costumes.  This week we will be practing for Mass,  Cleaning up, Breakfast Pitch in, Cast Party on May 24th during class.  Some student presentation, we will begin Glee projects, and sight reading in class. Graduation choir requirement. 

Performance Important dates!!! 
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Music Agenda 5/16-5/20



PK McLaughlin-  Little Bo Peep, Hot Cross Buns, ,  Laurie Berkner- Drive my car, The airplane song, Bottle Caps,  A Ram Sam Sam, Frog in the meadow with Guiro, Bling Blang, Keeping the beat #22, ABC song, The Animal Alphaebet, I can wiggle, Freeze dance, Animal Action

Kindergarten- Composer music books Continue

1st grade: Learning about songs from other cultures

2nd grade: Composing and improvising

3rd grade- Instrument families review, composing and improvising

4th grade- Instrument families, voice types and bands and orchestras.

5th grade-  Composition Projects continue

Guitar Class- Graduation Mass is their next performance, it is mandatory if you are not an 8th grader to attend the Mass and play guitar that evening at 7:00, be present 6:30 arrival time.

Class Choir Class: Test on Friday for composers and periods, continued work on  composition projects. We will also work on rhythms and instrument playing.

Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-  What a great show, thank you to all the parents for making sure your kids were present, and helping with costumes.  This week we will be practing for Mass,  Cleaning up, Breakfast Pitch in, Cast Party on May 24th during class.  Some student presentation, we will begin Glee projects, and sight reading in class. Graduation choir requirement. 

Performance Important dates!!! 
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Music Agenda 5/2-5/6

PK McLaughlin-  Mary had a little lamb, Little Bo Peep, Hot Cross Buns, Mary Mary Extra ordinary,  Laurie Berkner- Drive my car, The airplane song,  Bill Grogen's Goat, Johnny had one friend, Grandma Glasses, A Ram Sam Sam, Frog in the meadow with Guiro, Bling Blang, Keeping the beat #22, Jeanie Jenkins, ABC song, The Animal Alphaebet, I can wiggle

Kindergarten- Composer music books

1st grade: We will experience some  earlier musical eras and cultures.

2nd grade: Continued work on "We Come to share God's Special Gift" We will go outside and play "Grizzly Bear"

3rd grade-Instrument unit begins- students will review and learn about the instrument families and identify by sight and sound.  

4th grade- 5th grade will be joining 4th grade students to teach them about their experience with instruments. Students will get a visit from Musican's repair to hear more about the instruments.  Parent Meeting on May 10th at 7:00p.m., please mark your calendars we need all parents at this meeting! 

5th grade-  5th grade will sit side by side with 4th graders to provide insight and advice on instruments.   We will start composing music compositions.

Guitar Class- Graduation Mass is their next performance, it is mandatory if you are not an 8th grader to attend the Mass and play guitar that evening at 7:00, be present 6:30 arrival time.

Class Choir Class: Joining beginning band to work with Garage Band project.


Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-  Practices are still Wed. and Thurs until 4:30.  I am asking students to bring paint clothes to paint. The show takes place in the Baroque period, so the kids will have to have villager costumes.  Mrs. Newhart is picking them up at goodwill, here and there.  So if you want to purchase from her its $3.00, send in the money with your child and she will give them the clothes.     Please review practices dates and times, kids need to be at the entire practice, if they are not, I need to hear from parents.  Kids cannot miss the week of the show.  These are very important practices and we need you children present. 


Performance Important dates!!! 
May 2nd, 4th, 5th (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
May 2nd: Costumes are DUE!!!!- Villager outfit (can purchase for $3), Castle Characters: black shirt(long sleeves) and black pants.
May 3rd: T-shirt orders are due
May 6th: Ads and Dvd forms are due
May 9th-11 (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
AFD show May 12th (7:00 arrival time), call office for ticket details 
AFD show 2: May 13th(6:30 arrival, 7:00 show)$5 admission at the door
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Music Agenda 4/18-4/22

PK McLaughlin-  Mary had a little lamb, Little Bo Peep, Hot Cross Buns, Mary Mary Extra ordinary,  Laurie Berkner- Drive my car, The airplane song,  Bill Grogen's Goat, Johnny had one friend, Grandma Glasses, A Ram Sam Sam, Frog in the meadow with Guiro, Bling Blang, Keeping the beat #22, Jeanie Jenkins, ABC song, The Animal Alphaebet, I can wiggle

Kindergarten-  Station Muffin Man, Singing in pitch, steady beat, and listening is our focus in music. 

1st grade:  we are Sally Go Round the sun, on pitch matching, steady beat, tempo, dynamics, and listening

2nd grade:This lady she wears,  working on pitch matching, steady beat.

3rd grade-Choir Chimes,  students will begin to learn about the instrument and start to play pieces in a group in which they will be responsible for their individual note. We are working on treble clef mastery and counting practice. 


4th grade- Students will be working on the song Ode to Joy to play as a class.  Frere Jaquaca Cannon, Creating music and identifying notes in Bass Clef and treble clef by sight not labeling.  

5th grade-  We will continue to work on Treble and Bass Clef reading, counting mastery.  Students need to start thinking of what their music choice will be for middle school. They can be in Class Choir, this is singing only in class; Performance Choir, this is our Mass choir and they have concerts and field trips.  Guitars is an option, students must take private lessons elsewhere to be apart of this group.  Band is the other option.  If they wish to do band and choir, we can help them with going to each class 2 days a week.  

Guitar Class- Graduation Mass is their next performance, it is mandatory if you are not an 8th grader to attend the Mass and play guitar that evening at 7:00, be present 6:30 arrival time.

Class Choir Class: Stations: Composers, reading, instrument playing, looking at new App and start composing music.

Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-  Practices are still Wed. and Thurs until 4:30.  I am asking students to bring paint clothes to paint. The show takes place in the Baroque period, so the kids will have to have villager costumes.  Mrs. Newhart is picking them up at goodwill, here and there.  So if you want to purchase from her its $3.00, send in the money with your child and she will give them the clothes.   


Performance Important dates!!!
AFD practice for Beauty and the Beast Jr. March we all have Wed, Thurs practice after school from 3:00-4:30.  
May 2nd, 4th, 5th (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
May 9th-11 (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
AFD show May 12th (7:00 arrival time)and May 13th(6:30 arrival, 7:00 show)
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Music Agenda 4/11-4/15

PK McLaughlin-  Mary had a little lamb, Little Bo Peep, Hot Cross Buns, Mary Mary Extra ordinary,  Laurie Berkner- Drive my car, The airplane song,  Bill Grogen's Goat, Johnny had one friend, Grandma Glasses, A Ram Sam Sam, Frog in the meadow with Guiro, Bling Blang, Keeping the beat #22, Jeanie Jenkins, ABC song, The Animal Alphaebet, I can wiggle

Kindergarten-  Here is the Beehive, Muffin Man, Singing in pitch, steady beat, and listening is our focus in music. 

1st grade: The Farmer and the Dell, we are working on pitch matching, steady beat, tempo, dynamics, and listening


2nd grade:  Brown Bread and Butter, working on pitch matching, steady beat.

3rd grade-Choir Chimes,  students will begin to learn about the instrument and start to play pieces in a group in which they will be responsible for their individual note. We are working on treble clef mastery and counting practice.  When we come back from Spring Break, I want them to perform their chime pieces at Mass.


4th grade- Improvising and Creating with Recorders, we are working on improvising and creating, mastery of Treble Clef and Mastery of counting rhythms.  Our fourth graders will be in the 5th grade band next year.  They are going to start later in the month trying instruments out to see what they think will fit best for them.  Please talk with your children, if there is an instrument you would like them to try.  If you have someone in your family who has an instrument collecting dust, it would be great to pull that out and if nothing else have someone else in the band use it.  We will be planning a parent meeting in May so that all parents are informed of expectations and plans for the upcoming year.   

5th grade-  Preparing for our concert on April 14th, We will continue to work on Treble and Bass Clef reading, counting mastery.  Students need to start thinking of what their music choice will be for middle school. They can be in Class Choir, this is singing only in class; Performance Choir, this is our Mass choir and they have concerts and field trips.  Guitars is an option, students must take private lessons elsewhere to be apart of this group.  Band is the other option.  If they wish to do band and choir, we can help them with going to each class 2 days a week.  

Guitar Class- Continued work for their concert on April 14th at 9:00 A.M.

Class Choir Class- Our focus is on composers in music, rhythms, and singing

Performance Choir Class is now the Annual Fund Dinner Class-   We are going to try and have a practice on Wed. March 30th.  We will eat at 12:00 and then practice until 2:00, if students have conferences they can leave when needed.  


Performance Important dates!!!
AFD practice for Beauty and the Beast Jr. March we all have Wed, Thurs practice after school from 3:00-4:30.  
May 2nd, 4th, 5th (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
May 9th-11 (rehearsals for the show 3:00-5:00)
AFD show May 12th and May 13th
Graduation Mass- June 1st(Performance Choir Requirement, excluding 8th grade)