2/18/20 Most classes are celebrating Music Fun Days this week for following the music rules throughout the last 10 weeks. Students are also reviewing games and instrument playing skills they have been working on all year long.
2/11/20 "A Tisket, A Tasket, a green and yellow basket." We are still exploring the contributions of African American musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald's jazzy scat singing, and Harry Belafonte's calypso songs. Check out the links below for more examples.
2/4/2020 February is Black History Month and students in all grades have been learning about Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Check out the links below for more information about this legendary jazz singer, trumpet player and band leader.
1/21/2020 Students in 5th grade are busy creating their "Pizza Jingles" project using the Garage Band app on iPads. Students in 4th grade are learning about Sergei Prokofiev and his musical tale of "Peter and the Wolf." Third graders are busy reading and playing lots of different rhythms on their recorders. Second grade are composing body percussion to accompany the rap "A Kid LIke Me," which is about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And 1st grade and Kindergarten are learning about FORM in music by learning the call and response pattern of "Sing About Martin." Check out the links below for examples.
1/7/2020 Students have been discussing and exploring the many different ways people tell stories. Kindergarten and 1st grade are creating a sound story with pictures titled "The Elephant and the Waterfall". Students in 2nd grade learned about the different ways we tell stories with music, using words, movements like in a ballet, or just changing the musical instruments and also writing about the piece "Troika" by Sergei Prokofiev and trying to guess what story the music could be telling. See the link below to hear and decide for yourself. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have been exploring melody and using the YouTube channel "Musication" to help us play some winter songs.
12/17/19 Kindergarten through 5th grade are having Sweets and Treats Performances this week. Please check the schedule below for your student's time:
Wednesday, December 18
4th grade Performance and Awards Day--9 am
5th grade Performance and Awards Day--11 am
3rd grade Performance--- 1 pm
Thursday, December 19
Kindergarten Performance---8:30 am
2nd grade Performance---10 am
1st grade Performance---1 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
12/10/19 Concert Tonight!!!! Join the YSCP Concert Band and Choir for our Winter Concert at 7 PM in the MPR. Hope to see you there!