Kindergarten are learning solfege hand signs to many simple folk songs and learning to improvise on the Orff instruments.
First Grade are learning and reviewing solfege hand signs to the musical scale. They are learning many folk songs using choreography.
Second Grade are learning to follow a musical score with a variety of songs in the Music Express magazines. They are learning to sing songs from the Broadway stage and several multi-cultural songs. They are also learning to sing the National Anthem and "God Bless America".
The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade have learned to sing "O Salutaris" and "Tantum Ergo" in Latin. They sang "Tantum Ergo" for the October First Friday Benediction on Oct. 5th.
Third Grade are learning to play the recorder. Fourth Grade are continuing to work on their recorder skills. Fifth Grade Band and Strings are off to a good start.
Advanced Band Students are preparing music for the Holiday Tea at VA in December and the Advent Program
"The Christmas Chronicles" will be a large part of our Advent Program (Dec. 18th). This musical will be presented by the Drama Elective Middle-School Students. The Fifth Grade will represent the manger scene with various animals. All students will participate in singing the songs.