2016 February/March Music Website
All classes are busy preparing for our joint concert with the Frederick Douglass Christian School to celebrate Black History Month. We hope to see you all in the gymnatorium at FDCS on Friday evening, February 26, 2016 at 7 pm.
In kindergarten and first grade we are ready to begin our unit on ear training focusing on the concept of the musical scale. Many songs will be applied to these lessons which will reinforce the children’s knowledge and understanding of the subject.
In second grade we are ready to begin our unit on instruments of the orchestra and how they are grouped into four “families”. This will be helpful to us next fall when we will be attending a youth concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Third grade has just begun a unit on rhythmic notation focusing on learning note values and reading and writing rhythms of music notation. We expand this with activities counting rhythms and playing them on instruments.
In fourth and fifth grades we are beginning to read melodic notation which will prepare us for playing the xylophones and metallophones. We will also continue with our “Composer of the Month” studies as well as building vocal repertoire.
We look forward to seeing you on February 26th for our joint Black History Month Concert!!
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