Welcome to K-4 Music at ABS and WCS!

K-4 students in Williston have general music class once each week for 40 minutes. All students experience a variety of music activities- all of which are tailored to address the National Core Arts Standards. These activities include singing, playing instruments, dancing, exploring expressive movement, improvising, and integrating with other subject areas. Students experience a variety of music in different modes, meters, languages, and styles.



Monday, November 28, 2016

Keep Those RSVP's Coming!



Vector images of Christmas ...

Dear Parents,

All WCS chorus students in grades 3-8 have been invited to sing at the
“Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Carol Sing”
at Trinity Baptist Church!


  • Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30pm

  • Trinity Baptist Church Courtyard

  • Participation in this event is voluntary and is not school-related.
    • Everyone is welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.

  • Family members and friends are welcome to attend and sing along.
    • We will be singing outside, so dress for the weather.

  • After we sing, we will enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate!

  • Please email Mrs. T-H at dtrasciatti@cssu.org or leave a message at 871-6288 to let her know how many people will be attending the event.
    • We will need a rough headcount so we can make sure there will be enough cookies and hot chocolate for everyone. Thank you!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Danielle Trasciatti-Holmberg (Mrs. T-H)   

Friday, October 14, 2016

iPads in K-2 Music Classes

K-2 tudents are having fun exploring and learning on the Chrome Music Lab website. Try it at home!   For the site, go to https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com




Monday, September 19, 2016

What's Happening in K-4 Music Classes?

Kindergarten:

  • vocal exploration- "Pitch Pathways" cards
  • singing songs- "Tommy Thumb," "The Tree Song," "Five Little Ladies"
  • beat-specific movement- "Chop Chop Chippety Chop"
  • expressive movement- movement with drum
  • book/song tale- Over in the Meadow



1st/2nd Grade:

  • vocal exploration- "Pitch Pathways" cards
  • singing songs- "Bienvenidos," "My Paddle," and "Great Big House"
  • singing song phrases alone- "Purple Light"
  • expressive movement- movement with drum, movement to recordings of music
  • beat-specific movement- tapping and passing sticks, "paddling" a dragon boat
  • responding to varying tempos- movement with drum, passing sticks
  • book/song tale- Today Is Monday, The Crabfish



3rd/4th Grade:

  • vocal warmups- Basketball Warmup
  • singing songs- "Boots of Shining Leather" and "Hey Ho Nobody Home"
  • playing unpitched percussion instruments- tambourines and hand drums
  • beat-specific movements- body percussion, tapping and passing sticks
  • creating beat movements- body percussion to "Double Double This This"
  • music literacy- beginning Unit 1 in Conversational Solfege method 
    • echoing, decoding, creating, and writing duple rhythm patterns consisting of quarter notes and eighth note pairs.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WCS 3rd/4th Grade Chorus


When:
  • Wednesdays after school, 3:00-4:00.
  • Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 21st.
  • The first two rehearsals are “open.” Students can come to check it out with no obligation.
  • Starting Wednesday, October 5th, students need to make a final decision to be a chorus member or not.  Chorus members must attend all rehearsals. (Absences from school are excused.)  Non-members are not permitted to attend rehearsals.


Where:
  • WCS Band/Chorus room.
  • Students should bring a snack to eat between school dismissal and the start of chorus rehearsal. No food is permitted in the rehearsal room. Only water is permitted.
  • There is a 4:30 activity bus available to take students home.

Other Information:
  • The 3rd/4th grade chorus will give performances in early February, and in early June.
  • The chorus sings a variety of music from different time periods, cultures, and styles. The students will be singing in different languages, meters and tonalities. The songs range in level of difficulty.
  • No audition-  just a love for singing!
  • No cost.
  • Signup sheets will be coming home in students' "take home" folders this week or next week.


Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


Danielle Trasciatti-Holmberg  (Mrs. T-H) 



Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!
We are going to have a great year in music classes! 
Stay tuned for info about the K-4 music program as well as 3rd/4th grade chorus.