Friday, January 30, 2015

Updated Choir Pages & February 2-6 Rehearsal Schedule

I have just updated the Elementary Choir page and the Primary Choir page with the latest songs. On these pages, choir members can access copies of their song lyrics and - in most cases - listen to YouTube videos of other choirs performing their songs. This will allow students to practice at home and memorize their songs quickly, so that during choir rehearsal we can work on refining their performance.

Here is the new rehearsal schedule:

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
February 2
Day 4
Show Band – optional individual practice time

Tuesday,
Febryary 3
Day 5
Primary Choir

Wednesday,
February 4
Day 6


Thursday,
February 5
Day 1
Show Band

Friday,
February 6

Collaborative Team Day – No Classes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule January 19-22

Whoops - sorry for posting this late! I will be out a few afternoons this week, so all rehearsals will be held at 10:20AM instead of their regular 12:10pm time.

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
January 19
Day 3
Elementary Choir

Tuesday,
January 20
Day 4
Show Band – optional individual practice time

Wednesday,
January 21
Day 5
Primary choir

Thursday,
January 22
Day 6


Friday,
January 23
Day 1
Show Band

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"I Knew You Were Treble"

Students in grades 4-6 have been working on various activities to introduce & reinforce reading/playing from the treble clef staff. 

This video is a cute way of reviewing the names of the lines & spaces on the treble clef staff. It is a parody of Taylor Swift's song, "I Knew You Were Trouble." Enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Rehearsal Schedule January 12-16

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
January 12
Day 4
Show Band – pick up new music.

Tuesday,
January 13
Day 5

Primary Choir rehearsal
Wednesday,
January 14
Day 6


Thursday,
January 15
Day 1

Show Band rehearsal
Friday,
January 16
Day 2
Vocal Group
rehearsal

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome Back! January 2015

Hello everyone and happy new year! 

Regular rehearsals for show band, vocal group, and choirs will begin again next week. However, please take note of the following:

* There will be a short meeting on Wednesday, January 7 at 12:10PM in the music room for students in grades 3-6 who are interested in joining the elementary choir. This choir is open to anyone who loves to sing. 

* There will be a short meeting on Friday, January 9 at 12:10PM in the music room for students in grades K-2 who are interested in joining the primary choir. This choir is open to anyone who loves to sing. 

* Show Band and Vocal Group members will remain in the same groups - no re-auditions required. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 2014

Congratulations to Parkside students on two fabulous concerts last week! Your hard work certainly paid off.

This week, students in grades K-6 are learning about the story & music of "The Nutcracker" in various ways. Here are some links to help reinforce this at home:

"The Nutcracker Prince" movie:


The story of the nutcracker in 5 minutes (ballet version):



The story of The Nutcracker for younger children:



The music from "The Nutcracker":


A cover of "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker" by the singing group, "Pentatonix":


The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's take on "The Nutcracker Suite":

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rehearsal Schedule December 8-12

This is our last week of rehearsals for 2014! The Christmas Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 10. Grades K-2 will perform at 1:00PM and Grades 3-6 will perform at 6:00PM. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of each concert. Guests attending the concert should use the rear gym entrance. Students (grades 3-6) entering the school for the 6PM concert should use the main entrance near the office.

Students have been working very hard, and will definitely shine on stage this Wednesday!

Here is the rehearsal schedule for the week:

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
December 8
Day 5
Primary Choir
*ON STAGE
Elementary Choir
*ON STAGE
Tuesday,
December 9
Day 6
Vocal Group
*ON STAGE
Show Band
*ON STAGE
Wednesday,
December 10
Day 1
***CONCERT DAY***
Thursday,
December 11
Day 2

Friday,
December 12
Day 3