Marching in like a Lion!!!
Well we are starting March off pretty snowy and busy like a Lion! Hopefully we will go out like a lamb!
Liturgy music has really picked up as we have learned all new mass parts: the Holy, Holy, Holy, When we eat this bread, Great Amen, and Lamb of God. We also are learning new Lenten songs to be sung at Ash Wednesday Mass and throughout Lent. We will work on Stations of the Cross songs as well in the coming weeks.
In Music for the month of March we will continue to study World music and all the music families. I have found that the students really love playing the DRUMS! I’ve always known this, but bringing them out has really let the students grasp something they like to learn more about how to play, where it came from, and how they can even write their own rhythms to play.
All preschool classes are learning instrument families, pretending to play them, or actually playing the the rhythm instruments I have. We are also working on body percussion.
Kindergarten will continue to play drums, creating rhythms and using their dynamics to play on the drum. We are working our way to play the xylophone, by reading the notes on the staff as well.
In 1-2nd grade they are wrapping up a unit on reading rhythms by using the story “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. They will continue to use rhythm instruments and start to compose their own ostinato-repeating patterns.
In 3rd-4th grade they will continue with World music studies listen, play, and analyze music of different cultures. They are also learning a circle game called “Take 5” using a bean bag, making their own pattern, and team work to keep the rhythm steady and going.
In 5th they will continue bucket drumming! They have really picked up this skill! Steady beat, and drumming!
I’m very excited for this month as it is busy, but the fun never stops in music!
Still offering***Choir- 4th and 5th grade every Tuesday from 3-4 PM in music room. $10 a session.
All the best,