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What’s happening in the music room?
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LEVELS 1 – 3
Following the Lower Elementary culture class theme of Cosmic/Solar system, we have been working with, listening and moving to and studying the following pieces of music.
“The Planets” by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
“Rap of the Solar System” by John Riggio
“Mission Control” by Carmino Ravosa
We have been learning about the instruments of the orchestra and also about the great American composer John Philip Sousa.
LEVELS 5 -6
These classes have been playing a song using the Orff instruments called “Chocolate Fudge”. This piece includes improvisation which in turn lead us to begin a study of scat singing and Ella Fitzgerald.
The Middle School students are studying Stevie Wonder and learning how to play an Orff instrument arrangement of his popular piece “I Just Called To say I Love You”. This piece includes the barred instruments, snare drum, bass drum, bongos and cabasa in addition to a vocal line and an improvisation section.
The 6th level Ensemble students are welcome to join the MS Band, Monday mornings at their 7:45 am rehearsals. Also, the MS Band students are welcome to join the Ensemble students at their Wednesday morning 7:45 am rehearsals.