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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rehearsal Schedule December 1-4

Hello everyone! Our concert is only a week and a half away! Here is this week's rehearsal schedule:

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
December 1
Day 1
5A 6A instrument players for “Feliz Navidad”
Show Band
Tuesday,
December 2
Day 2
Vocal Group
3F & 4F  “Noel Rock”
instrument players  & Jingle Bell Jukebox Dancers
Wednesday,
December 3
Day 3
Primary Choir
Elementary Choir
Thursday,
December 4
Day 4
Grade 4X/5X “I Love Christmas” instrument players
5F & 6F instrument players for  “Christmas Soul” & “Danser Autour du Sapin”

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UPDATED Rehearsal Schedule November 24-28


Here is the rehearsal schedule for November 24-28. I will update the "To Be Announced (TBA)" sections early in the week.

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
November 24
Day 3
Vocal Group
Elementary Choir
Tuesday,
November 25
Day 4
4X 5X tryouts:
Solos – I Love Christmas
3F 4F tryouts: instruments – Noël Rock
Wednesday, November 26
Day 5
3F 4F tryouts:
Solos – Noel Rock
Primary Choir
Thursday,
November 27

STORM DAY 
STORM DAY 
Friday, November 28
Day 6
5F 6F tryouts - solos - both songs
Show Band

Friday, November 14, 2014

Show Band, Concert, & Nov 17-20 Rehearsal Schedule

CONGRATULATIONS SHOW BAND
Parkside's show band performed "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Down on the Corner" in the SIS school day concert yesterday. The band represented Parkside very well and put on an excellent performance! Way to go!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
A reminder that the Christmas Concert page is up and running. This page has song lyrics and recordings/video links so that students can practice their music from home. Primary Choir, Elementary Choir, and Show Band students will find their music on their own pages. 

Christmas Concert Page
Primary Choir Page
Elementary Choir Page
Show Band Page


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: NOVEMBER 17-20
Now that we are nearing our Christmas Concert, there will be additional rehearsals & tryouts for solos and instruments. Students are encouraged to check the posted schedules often so that they are aware of practice and tryout times. 

Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
November 17
Day 5
5A 6A tryouts: “Feliz Navidad” Instruments
Primary Choir
Tuesday,
November 18
Day 6
4X 5X tryouts:
 “I Love Christmas” Instruments
Elementary Choir
Wednesday, November 19
Day 1
3F 4F Tryouts: "Jingle Bell Jukebox" Dancers
Show Band
Thursday,
November 20
Day 2
Vocal group
5F 6F tryouts: Instruments (both songs)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Concert Page, Show Band Concert, & Rehearsal Schedule November 10-14

Christmas Concert 2014
The Christmas Concert page has been updated! I have added song lyrics for all classes, as well as links to recordings for at-home practice. Any missing recordings (i.e. kindergarten songs) will be added over the weekend. 

Show Band Concert @ SIS
Students in grades 4-6 will be attending the SIS feeder school Show Band concert on Thursday morning, November 13. There is no admission for this concert, but the SIS band students are doing a food drive for the Summerside Food Band. If possible, please have your child bring in a non-perishable food item on Thursday. 

Here is the rehearsal schedule for November 10-14:
***Show band will have rehearsals on Monday AND Wednesday this week as they will be performing at the SIS feeder school Show Band concert on the morning of Thursday, November 13. 
Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday,
November 10
Day 1

Show Band
Tuesday,
November 11

Remembrance Day – No School
Wednesday, November 12
Day 2
Vocal Group
***Show Band

Thursday,
November 13
Day 3

Elementary Choir
Friday,
November 14
Day 4


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rehearsal Schedule November 3-6


Day
10:20AM
12:10PM
Monday, November 3
Day 3

Elementary Choir
Tuesday, November 4
Day 4

Show Band***

Wednesday, November 5
Day 5

Primary Choir
Thursday, November 6
Day 6




***Show Band has been invited to play at SIS's Show Band concert on Thursday, November 13. This is a concert for the 3 elementary schools that feed into SIS. We will have some extra practices to ensure that we are prepared to perform.