Drama Club is rocking and rolling, preparing their musical “Pirates! 2: The Hidden Treasure!” Be sure to save the date for their pirate-perforamnce on November 22 & 23!
Kindergarten is off to a great start this year! We are moving, singing, dancing, patting, tapping and playing instruments! Kindergarten students are learning how to keep a steady beat and sing in their head voices.
Sometimes, we even get special visitors in music class!
Grade 1 is beginning a unit of “Traditional Singing Games” and “Play Parties.” Students will be focusing on developing singing voice, learning more advanced repertoire and continuing to set the foundation for music literacy.
Grade 2 students are working on a traditional play party, and honing listening skills. They are beginning a collaboration between art and music class based on “Carnival of the Animals.” “Carnival of the Animals” is an orchestral piece written by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Grade 3 students are working on developing independent musicianship skills through instrument use. In this photograph, 3rd grade students are performing “The King’s Land” on alto xylophones and bass xylophones. They are also playing an eight beat ostinato pattern on drums.
Fourth Graders are learning a new rhythm- syn-co-pa! They are learning through a Maori folk song containing this new rhythm. They’re also performing a four part canon with body percussion! Way to go, fourth graders!
Fifth grade students are beginning their first official unit of their music year- body percussion! They’ll be snapping, patting, clapping and stomping to work on rhythmic literacy and decoding skills.
Our young performers have an exciting year ahead at SIS!