The classroom teachers have the assigned days and times that their class will visit the Music class for instruction. Please consult your child's teacher's class and subject schedule for exact times.
The students will perform in 2 formal concerts each year (Winter and Spring) along with a Veteran's Day event. Those performance dates are posted on the BES Calendar.
BES Students will have the opportunity to perform outside of BES with the FEMEA All-State Chorus (December and January), the Lake-Sumter Honor Chorus (end of Feb), and the Sumter County Music Festival (March). The first two events are auditioned events, while the third is not. Details will come home with the students for each of those events on how to participate.If you have any questions, please contact me at BES (793-3501) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.FEMEA All-State Chorus (and Regional Honor Chorus)The auditions will take place in September at BES and are audio recorded. Students should practice at home the following singing exercises. There is money (hotel, meals) involved after the students are selected to participate by the audition committee. Please see the details sent home about that info.Echo singingStudents should play the recording, listen carefully, then try to sing it as an echo. You may have to play the file many times. If it does not play on your device, you may need to "right-click" on it, and choose a different playback mode. If that doesn't work, go into the settings and find a different media player for the "default". I choose "Windows Media Player" and it seems to work for me.Example 1Example 2Example 3Singing in a RoundStudents should sing "Are You Sleeping" as a round with me on the audition. The student will start and I will begin when they reach "Brother John" in the lyrics. We will sing without a piano accompaniment (a cappela).Here is a link to a Youtube Karaoke version of the song.(Start the song with a huge breath)The lyrics of the song are:Are you sleeping?Are you sleeping?Brother John? Brother John?(Huge Breath here)Morning Bells are ringing.Morning Bells are ringing.Ding, Dong, Ding.Ding, Dong, Ding.AmericaThis is the version of America that we will use for future auditions. Students should be well prepared on this piece of music. The student will sing the song by themselves (a cappela) for the audition recording."America"
(Start with a BIG breath)My country 'tis of theesweet land of liberty(take a breath here)of thee I sing(take a BIG breath here)Land where my fathers diedLand of the pilgrim's pride(take a breath here)from ev'ry mountainsidelet freedom ringHere is a good YouTube video to practice with2018-2019CONGRATULATIONS!We had 6 students perform in the Lake-Sumter Honor Choir. They are:Front row:Danielle W.Kaylah K.Lola F.Back row:Joslynn K.Araceli B.Carolina R.Mrs. Goodwin (Our fearless leader!) on the right, and me on the left.The concert was Spectacular! Thanks for Mrs. Goodwin for attending!When I figure out how to rotate this image, I will...until then...sorry for the head turning!
***5th graders***The recorders will be passed out when we start having Music Class in the Fall. Since we are dealing with tighter budgets this year, our Recorder book will be online. You may print a copy of the pages for your convenience at home for home practice. Students will make arrangements with their classroom teacher to take home the recorder for practice. Remember the only places recorders should be heard are in the music room and at home. Please don't play them in other places at school or the bus.Failure to bring their recorder on your Music Class day will result in a "0" for that days work, and will lower your grade for Music. If you forget your recorder 2 or more times in a 9 week grading period, a note will be sent home on a "short form," letting the parents know about the missing recorder. A lost recorder can be replaced for $5.We are following the text "Recorder Karate". Students will earn "Karate Belts" as a measure of progress. The songs will be tested in class.Here are some of the online linksListen and practice with Gently Sleep" (Yellow Belt)(this version plays past the end of the song as written so you will need to stop your player halfway through the song)Students will need to apply their music reading skills to the Black Belt song "Ode to Joy"Star Spangled BannerShould BES be asked in the future to sing the National Anthem, we will use this version for rehearsal and performance:Star Spangled Banner accompaniment version (We will use this version to sing along with)