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.If you have any questions, please contact me at BES (793-3501) or email at email@example.com.CONGRATULATIONS!Kaylah K. auditioned and was selected to participate with the FEMEA All-State Elementary Choir! Nice job!Winter ConcertsThis winter concert events will be split by grade level. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be on Tuesday, December 18. 2nd and 3rd grade will be on Wednesday, December 19. 4th and 5th grade will be on Friday, December 20.The music files are below. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will perform: "Reindeer and Puppies And Santa...Oh My!" 4th and 5th grade will perform: "Gifts".Below is the K-3 Powerpoint that will automatically change from slide to slide AND has the singers on the practice recordingReindeer and Puppies and Santa...Oh My!Below is the Powerpoint Slides that the students will use in the concert to remember the lyrics.GiftsBelow is the Powerpoint lyrics the students will use to remember the lyricsThere will be opportunities for Extra Music Participation outside of the BES area. These include:
All-State Chorus (January)Regional Honor Chorus (October)Christmas Caroling (Student Council members in December)Sumter County Music Festival (Usually March)Lake-Sumter Honor Chorus (Usually March)More info on these events will come forth...These Extra Music Participation opportunities are over and above our Concerts in the Winter and Spring, and our performance at our Veterans Day Celebration on campus at BES. At the Concerts, ALL students will perform and for the Veterans Day event, only the 4th and 5th graders will be performing.All-State Chorus and Regional Honor ChorusThe audition results for the All-State Choir have been announced and our own Kaylah K. (4th grade) was selected! Congratulations!Students should be able to sing "Are You Sleeping", "America", and do some prepared echo singing. The echo singing exercises will be posted here shortly.This is the version of America that we will use for future auditions. Students should be well prepared on this piece of music."America"
(Start with a big breath)My country 'tis of theesweet land of liberty(take a breath here)of thee I sing(take a 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 withECHO SINGINGStudents should play the recording, listen carefully, then try to sing it as an echo. You may have to play the file many times. I made these as .wav files and used Internet Explorer and Windows MEdia Player to check the examples. So far they work! (for me at least) If you are having troubles, drop me an email and I will try to makes them into mp3 files.SINGING 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.Here is a link to a Youtube Karaoke version of the song.Veterans DayThe 4th and 5th grade students will be singing 2 songs in the BES Veterans Day event on campus on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 9am. Please feel invited to visit the campus that morning to enjoy the event honoring our Veterans that are part of our BES family.The songs are "Thank You To Our Veterans" and "A Grateful Nation". Below are links to the lyrics and mp3s to practice with at home.***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)Students will need to apply their music reading skills to the Black Belt song "Ode to Joy"Here are some leftover 2017-2018 news items:5th grade promotion songHere are links for home practice of the 5th grader's promotion song that will be sung at the ceremony by the 5th graders.Spring Concert at BES!The concerts were a huge success! Great job by all! AND we even added a page to our manuals of how to handle a Fire Alarm in the middle of a rainstorm! Haha!4th and 5th Graders
The Sumter County Music Festival was a great success! A packed house enjoyed the music making of not only our students, but Elementary students at WES, WWES, and LPES, along with the student musicians from SSMS, WMHS, and SSHS. Thanks and congratulations to the following performers:
4th graders:Araceli B.Bailee M.Danielle W.Joslyn K.Kameron M.Cole C.Shelby J.Westin G.5th Graders:Rayne J.Gunnar C.Gabby T.Andrea T.Sky W.Kaitlynn R.Lake-Sumter Honor Chorus
Araceli B.Bailee M.Danielle W.James L.Rayne J.Taylor C.Tristen F.Gunnar C.What a performance it was! AND Mrs. Goodwin stopped by for the event too! She was amazed at the musical talents and hard work on display and could not believe that performance was only a result of a few hours of group rehearsal!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)