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WELCOME to MUSIC 2017-2018! 

I am the first through sixth grade general music teacher at Meridian Park. I am excited to welcome your children to music class!  In a balanced, varied music curriculum, students participate and grow musically through experiences in singing, games, movement, listening, rhythms, and playing instruments.  At a developmentally appropriate pace, students learn about theory, harmony, form, style, music history, and world music.  Students are encouraged to create music and express their feelings musically through exploring sound, improvising, and composing.

Ms. Blyn Redden will be teaching kindergarten music classes at our big school!  We look forward to the wonderful year ahead, and to sharing the joy of music with your children!

 

MUSIC CLASS RULES       

The school’s philosophy and expectations for student behavior will be followed in the music classroom.  Students will be working for excellent behavior with the following specific goals:

  • Be respectful of the teacher, others, instruments and equipment.
  • Be a responsible music student, always join in, and always learn.
  • Be safe.  Keep yourself, others, and equipment safe.

 

PERFORMANCES

Please put these dates on your family calendar now, as spring calendars fill up fast!  You won’t want to miss them!

            5th Grade sings at the Book Fair Night PTSA Meeting on Tuesday evening December 5, 2017. 

            6th grade will sing at the Winter sing-along at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morningDecember 19, 2017.

            1st/2nd grade combination classes, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes will perform at the

                        Meridian Park Arts Festival, Thursday evening May 24, 2018.

            1st grade classes will sing at the PTSA Meeting on Tuesday evening June 5, 2018.

            6th grade will sing their wonderful moving up program on Thursday morning June 21, 2018. 

            Meridian Park students also sing in several other assemblies and performances, such as Veterans Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

            Both 5th and 6th grade students have instrumental performances here at Meridian Park.  

            6th grade students have additional performances with Honor Choir, Band, and Orchestra festivals.   

 

RECORDERS                       

All 4th and 5th and 6th grade students will play soprano recorder.  Students will bring home a letter with ordering information. 5th and 6th graders who already have their own recorder should bring it back to music class the second week of school.  All 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes will keep their recorders in the music room, but may bring them home over longer vacations.

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC              

5th and 6th grade students study instrumental music in the band and strings programs.  You will receive information about those programs from the instrumental teachers, Mr. Dennis Ashbrook, band teacher, and Mr. Nick Wade, string orchestra teacher.

 

INFORMATION

Throughout the year, look for music highlights, events, and performance updates in the PTSA/school newsletters, and here on the website.

 

Ms. Shari Anderson

General Music Teacher