Happy Thanksgiving from Room 208!
Here is a really cool tribute to the composer John Williams (a Pine Glen favorite) in anticipation of the new Star Wars movie. It’s an a cappella (no accompaniment) performance at the American Music Awards by Pentatonix that is then joined by an orchestra. Pretty cool and fun! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
The Winter Concert is on its way! Here are the lyrics for all of the songs from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade concert. Click on the link below to open the file. Happy Practicing!
As concert time draws near, all 4th and 5th graders are beginning to memorize the lyrics to all of our concert selections. Just click on the link below to open the file. Happy Practicing!
The 4th grade began this project last week by exploring our the piece Variations on Simple Gifts by composer of the month Aaron Copland. We discussed the many ways he created musical variations on his theme, as well as brainstormed new ideas. This week, each class chose a song that they could play on recorder to be the theme. In groups they created a variation to perform. In the end we created one large Theme and Variations piece by stringing them all together. Here are some of the results:
During the past two lessons the 5th grade classes have been working on the folk dance Alabama Gal. It is a very popular dance often done during harvest celebrations at this time of year. After mastering the original dance, the students were the challenged to create their own dance sequence using the movements they had learned, as well as adding their own special creative touches. Here are some of the results: