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March 2020 - Grades Pre-K 4 - Grade 3

This month, 1st-3rd graders are working on reading, performing, composing and improvising 4 beat rhythm patterns. We recently acquired some new non-pitched instruments on which to perform our compositions. 

Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are working on recognizing opposites: loud/soft, high/low, fast/slow and short/long. All of this is done through play! Play is a child's work!

Mrs. Kathleen Bassett


Students will review music theory in context of the vocal and handbell pieces that they are preparing.

Grades 4-6 will work on vocal arrangements for the Wednesday, May 6 evening spring concert. The theme is For the Beauty of the Earth:

Riversong (Beck)

In Terra Pax (Estes)

Heal the World (Jackson)

For the Beauty of the Earth (Hymn)

Earth and All Stars (Hymn)

This Is My Father’s World (Hymn)

All Creatures of our God and King (Hymn) 

Grades 4-6 will also work on bell repertoire for the spring concert:

                4th: This Is My Father’s World (Eithun)

5th: Shenandoah (Krug)

                6th: For the Beauty of the Earth (Dix) 

Grade 7 will do more advanced bell reading:  Earth and All Stars (Eithun). And they will gather poems on the theme For the Beauty of the Earth for recitation at the spring concert.

Grade 8 will rehearse their bell repertoire (Celtic Farewell), prepare one song (We’re All in This Together) and continue a project involving researching and reporting on famous composers. 

Afterschool  Bell Choir will begin repertoire for the Spring concert:

All Creatures of Our God and King (McKleevan)

What a Wonderful World (Eithun)


Mission statement:

The goal of the general Music curriculum is to provide students with the skills they need to be active participants in music. Students will learn the fundamentals of music, basic music theory and history through an interactive program. Through the use of games, songs and movement activities, students will learn the skills they need to create their own music. Students will be encouraged to create their own music by contributing ideas for class vocal and instrumental pieces. Students will also learn the vocabulary needed to critique music from many different genres, cultures, and time periods. It is our hope to instill an appreciation and enjoyment for music that students will carry with them through all of elementary school, junior high and beyond

Mr. Tim Socha 4 - 8, Mrs. Kathleen Bassett Pre-K - 3 - Music