Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Winter Concert!!!!

Winter Concert Information from the NSE Music Department

The NSE music department is excited to announce the winter concert dates! All concerts will take place in the high school auditorium on December 8th with a snow date of December 15th. As in the past, monetary donations will be accepted at the door, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the gymnasium for pictures before grades K-3 perform, food and drinks will be sold in the lobby, and advanced orders of flower bouquets will available for your special performer (papers will be sent home in the next few weeks).
Please arrive 30 minutes before your student’s grade level is performing and report to the high school gymnasium. Holiday attire/dress up clothing is permitted; please, no jeans or sweat pants. Staging diagrams will be hung in the high school lobby and posted on the PTO Facebook page closer to the event.
Kindergarten 10 AM
First Grade 11 AM
Second Grade 12 PM
Third Grade 1 PM
Fourth Grade Chorus 2 PM
Fifth Grade Chorus 3 PM
Sixth Grade Chorus 4 PM
Concert & Symphonic Bands 5 PM

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct. 31-Nov 6

K-3: Concert prep, singing in unison, harmony, choreography, memorization, sharing, teamwork, etc.

4th: Do Wah Diddy, meter in 2, non-sense syllables, perform 2 beat hand patterns, create new 2 beat patterns

5th: finish foley project and begin presentations

6th: rhythm complex grid, reggae style, Bob/Ziggy Marley, perform chords on tone chimes and use piano for bass line, suspended cymbal, and hand drums for in-class performance

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


k-3: Concert prep, singing in unison, harmony, choreography, memorization, sharing, teamwork, etc.

4th Grade: finish Halloween instrument performance, Halloween Partner song, Jingle Bells partner song example

5th Grade: Foley artist story writing assignment using soundbible.com

6th: Begin practicing rap rewrite w/ and w/o karaoke track

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct. 10-16

k-4: seasonal, fall, Halloween activities this rotation

5th Grade: begin writing sound story, brain storming, foley sound effects

6th Grade: Rap writing should be started on the final copy

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct. 2-10

KDG: Jump That Jody, steady beat, identifying percussion instruments by sound, performing, creating body movements

1st: You'll Sing a Song, ways to use your voice, demonstration game, rhythm writing/reading/performing in small groups

2nd: Sounds Around Us, describing every day sounds using opposite words

3rd: 3rd: Stodola Pumpa, tempo, non-sense syllables, wood block performance

4th: Breathe Easy Blues, compare music lyrics to ELA standards, singing, percussion performance

5th: Introduce Foley Artist video and begin sound effects unit

6th: Continue rap rewriting assignment

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sept 25-Oct 1

Kdg: National Anthem review; Head and Shoulders, tempo, drum and maraca performance

1st: Chicka Hanka, trains, 'sidetrack,' repeated patterns, egg shakers performance

2nd: Shake Hands, Mary, steady beat with body movements, create new body movements in small groups, perform new patterns with song, non-sense syllables

3rd: Stodola Pumpa, tempo, non-sense syllables, wood block performance

4th: Joe Turner Blues, Blues vs Jazz style describe vocal technique, perform rhythm game to blues song

5th: Come and Go With Me to that Land, gospel style, tambourine, performance on beats 2 & 4

6th: Continue working on rap writing, research, brainstorm

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sept 18-24

KDG: National Anthem, history, vocabulary, egg shakers

First: Beat vs No Beat practice quiz, rhythm review/woodblock performance

Second: Springtime Has Come, Japanese music, gong

Third: Supermarket Shuffle, rap, write and perform rap sentence to rap track

Fourth: Steady Silent beat, jazz style, non-sense syllables, percussion performance

Fifth: Tzena, 4/4, conduct, chord, tonechime/boomstick performance

Sixth: Pick groups, charities, research to create new rap lyrics to the 2010 version of We Are the World