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Warren Librarian: Lynn Trenary

406-324-1605

ltrenary@hsd1.org

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Posted on February 5, 2018

News from Music Class (Second Quarter)

Holiday Performances

Thank you for sharing this quarter’s biggest accomplishment!
Public performances are pretty unique to the Arts- not many other subjects include performing in their state and national standards! Thank you to all who were able to attend our December performance. Preparations kept students at all grade levels busy this quarter. Central’s theme was “A Christmas Wish,” with songs about the presents Santa might bring us as well as our hopes and dreams for the world. Warren’s theme was “Snowflakes in the Air,” featuring songs about winter weather and the holiday season. I think my favorite part of these performances is the way they bring our entire school community together. I was so pleased with the hard work students put into rehearsing and how they overcame any nervousness to put on an excellent concert. Thank you for encouraging our young musicians! (By the way, video downloads are still available at the cost of $5.)

Greetings from the Student Teacher

My name is Brian Rogge. I have played violin for fourteen years, and I am completing my Bachelor of Music Education degree from MSU – Bozeman. I am student teaching with Mrs. Nyhof for seven weeks; then I will be at Helena and Capital High Schools for orchestra with Zach Harris.
After graduating in May, I hope to teach orchestra in a public school and teach violin lessons. My passion is showing students joy and fulfillment through music.

Sing, Say, Dance, Play

We experience music in a multitude of ways!
In lower grades, students focus primarily on three things in music class: singing in tune, keeping a steady beat, and the “art part”. The “art part” is all about expressing themselves creatively and finding the emotion in music.
In upper grades, students continue to master tuneful singing, steady beat, and artful expression while we add music literacy. Music literacy is a focus on reading and writing rhythms and melodies.
In music class, we explore the many aspects of music through singing, speaking, movement, and instrument playing. Ask your child about what they did in music class this week!

Items of Note:

  • Coming Soon: 4th and 5th grade students will tackle the recorder.
  • Music in Our Schools Month: Get ready to celebrate in the month of March!
  • Music Master: I just finished my Masters degree with my friend Miss Skogley from Broadwater!

01.18.18 Music Newsletter 2nd Quarter

Posted on January 31, 2017

Music Class News

Video download instructions have been emailed to all who ordered. If you did not receive this information, please email me or call 406-324-1581. Thank you for your orders- we received enough to cover the cost of hiring the videographer, so I expect to be able to offer this service next year as well. Please let me know if you have any feedback about the download as opposed to a DVD.

Second Quarter Music Newsletter

Learning to Read Music
Just like English Language Arts, music literacy is a process.

At Central and Warren Schools, the formal process of learning to read music notation begins in third grade. We build the foundation in K-2 with strong musical literature and experiences, which helps to establish a musical vocabulary. In third grade and beyond, we turn our focus to rhythm syllables (and eventually pitch syllables) to help us read music notation.

  1. Decode: Students become familiar with rhythm or pitch syllables (think do-re-mi in the Sound of Music) and translate familiar songs.
  2. Read: Students connect their decoding abilities to visual symbols: quarter notes, eighth notes, etc.
  3. Write: Students move from reading rhythms to writing them and composing their own.

Why do we perform?
Performance is actually included in both state and national standards.

I hope you were able to attend our winter concert, despite the freezing cold weather. Performance preparations kept students at all grade levels busy this quarter. Public performances are pretty unique to the Arts- not many other subjects include performing in their national standards! The new national standards for the Arts were recently adapted for the state of Montana and these revisions were officially adopted by OPI last summer.

“#MU:Pr6.1: Perform expressively, with appropriate interpretation and technical accuracy, and in a manner appropriate to the audience and context.”

I was so pleased with the hard work students put into rehearsing and how they overcame any nervousness to put on an excellent concert. Thank you for encouraging our young musicians! (By the way, video downloads are still available at the cost of $5.)

Folk Dancing Fun
Movement is an essential part of music education.

Throughout the year, students will learn several traditional folk dances. Here’s why:

  • It develops physical abilities and coordination.
  • It provides an outlet for active children and kinesthetic learners.
  • It teaches rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.
  • It exposes children to dances and music from different countries as well as historical and social periods while showing connections between cultures, nations, and people. In short, it builds community!

View the entire music class newsletter here.

Posted on December 2, 2016

Check those backpacks!

Watch for notes coming home about the winter concert! There will be a prize for the first class to return 100% of their forms.

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Posted on November 17, 2015

5th Grade “Star Spangled Banner” Words and Music

“Star Spangled Banner” Francis Scott Key

1st verse only

Oh, Say! can you see,
by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed
at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad striped and bright stars,
through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched
were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there.

Oh, say, does that Star Spangled
Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free
and the home of the brave?

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Posted on November 17, 2015

5th Grade “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Words and Music

“I’ll be Home for Christmas” by Kim Gannon

2x I’ll be home for Christmas,
you can plan on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
and presents on the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams.
I’ll be home for Christmas,
if only in my dreams.

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Posted on November 17, 2015

4th Grade “America” Words and Music

“America” Traditional

My country! ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims’ pride,
From ev’ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hill;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet Freedom’s song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

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Posted on November 17, 2015

4th Grade “Simple Gifts” Music and Words

“Simple Gifts” Shaker Song

2X  ‘Tis the gift to be simple,
‘Tis the gift to be free,
‘Tis the gift to come down
Where we ought to be,

and when we find ourselves
in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley
of love and delight

When true simplicity is gained,
to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,
to turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

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Posted on November 17, 2015

3rd Grade “America, the Beautiful” Words and Music

“America, the Beautiful” by Samuel A. Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!

America! America!
Go shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years.
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!

America! America!
Go shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

With Words

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Posted on November 17, 2015

3rd Grade “Knock No More” Words and Music

“Knock No More” by Elizabeth Gilpatrick

I
When Old Man Winter comes knocking at your door,

II
He’ll nip your fingers and freeze you to the core.

III
Knock!  Knock!  Can’t come in!  Knock no more!

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Posted on November 17, 2015

K,1,2,3 Finale “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

“Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

Come they told me
Pa, rum, pum, pum, pum
A new born king to see
Pa, rum, pum, pum, pum,
Our finest gifts we bring
Pa, rum, pum, pum, pum,
rum, pum, pum, pum,
rum, pum, pum, pum

Peace on Earth, Can it be?
Years from now, perhaps we’ll see.
See the day of glory,
see the day, when men of good will,
Live in peace, live in peace, again.
Peace on earth, can it be?

Every child must be made aware.
Every child must be made to care.
Care enough for his fellow man,
to give all the love that he can.

I pray my wish, will come true.
For my child, and your child too.
They’ll see the day of glory.
See the day when men of good will,
Live in peace, live in peace again.
Peace on earth, can it be?
Can it be?

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