Thursday, January 10, 2019

Welcome Back!

I hope you had a great Christmas break!

We are back to work in the Music Room.  This week our Word of the Week is Conductor.  A conductor is the person who leads the orchestra, choir, or band.  We are watching these videos in class.

What A Conductor Really Does on Stage

7 Year Old Conductor

Sesame Street - The People In Your Neighborhood - Conductor

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Musical Mateys Christmas Concert!

The Musical Mateys performed their Christmas Concert last week.  The did a SUPER job!!  Check out this video of their performance!

We also traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas and sang at the 
Arkansas State Capitol.

And, ended the day with a trip McDonald's and a little caroling!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Welcome Fall!

October is half way through!  We have had some super fun things going on in Music class!  Here are a few highlights:

Kindergarten Parade to our Song of the Week - You're A Grand Old Flag!

2nd Grade learning about lines and spaces with the app Staff Wars.

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle accompanied by xylophones!

3rd Graders playing the note G on the recorders for the first time!

Sometimes you just have to Floss!  :)  (These guys are sooooo fast!)

There's A Spider on the Floor!

These Kindergartners formed an impromptu conga line during our "Great Behavior Dance Party".

The Chicken Dance - learning about Tempo!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

John Philip Sousa - Musician of the Month

This month we have been learning about John Philip Sousa! 

He is our Musician of the Month.  

Here is the Listening Map we watch for the song Stars & Stripes Forever that he composed!

We have done tons of activities with his music.  This is a cup passing activity to his song El Capitan.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Back to School!

Wow!  The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind!  We have done so much in music class!  Here are some highlights.

That feeling you get when you play the scraper for the first time!

Mrs. Rentfro's class performing a streamer routine to John Philip Sousa's The Liberty Bell March.

4th Grade Musical Mateys

Playing the xylophones for the very first time!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Old MacDonald

This class did SUCH an awesome job playing Old MacDonald on their recorders that we decided to video it!  This is the 5th song in Recorder Karate and it is quite a challenge!  
Great job Mrs. D's class!

(2 of these students earned their black belt today!!!)

Instrument Families

Every March we study Instrument Families!  Here are 2 great videos that my students are watching!

George Visits the Orchestra

The US Army Field Band Instrument Demonstration