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Holiday Cheer in Music!

All of the students have been working so hard in Music for our upcoming Holiday Concert which is on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00am at Mary Miller Hall. (Please let Ms. Ali know if your child will not be able to attend).

The Toddlers have been working hard on their Holiday piece, as well as learning about the drums! Please see photos below of the students playing drums!

The Casa students have been learning about the different voices that they have (singing, whisper, high, low). Please see the photos below of the Half-Day Music students singing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Band’.

In Lower Elementary, in addition to our Holiday songs, we’ve also been learning more rhythmic dictation (continuing what we learned at Halloween) as well as notes on the musical staff. We have also been practicing composing rhythms on hand drums, please see the photos below of the Grade 2’s with their drums.

In the Upper Elementary classroom, some students have been learning about the solar system. This was a great oppourtinuty to introduce them to ‘The Planets’ suite written by Gustav Holst in 1912-1914. We listened to all 7 movements and now have a different perspective on the solar system (Mars is the Bringer of War, Jupiter is Jollity, etc). The students have also had great progress on their recorder piece. Please see the photos below of the students working with each other in small groups.

The MYP students are working on their ‘Silent Videos’ which are due December 15. I look forward to seeing them completed, as they have been a blast to film!

 

Ms Ali

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue” – Plato

 

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