I am not sure that I have ever felt a year go by as quickly as this one! This is a very busy time for the music department at All Saints’. All of the children are preparing special programs for Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day which will be held on February 15. It is a challenge each year to come up with fresh new ideas, but I think you will love the songs and musical presentations the children have planned for you.
This quarter is an exciting one for our 5th and 6th graders as they will begin a unit on Bucket Drumming. These activities are a fun way to teach students rhythmic notation and various rhythmic patterns that fit with a variety of musical styles.
The 4th grade will have the opportunity to play the choir chimes and the ukulele this quarter! They have been asking for some time to learn these instruments!
Our 3rd grade will begin learning about some great South Carolinians and the music that is unique to our state. They will present this program in April. It has proven itself to be an All Saints’ classic.
2nd grade will begin a unit on Opera music! YES…Opera music! They will present the “Three Piggy Opera” at some point in March!
Our K5 and 1st grade will spend time this quarter on the colored bells and the xylophones. These grades are introduced to melody instruments. This is fun for them since they have spent most of 3k and 4k on the rhythm instruments. They can actually start putting melody and rhythm instruments together and create a band!
As with all grades, singing is a very important part of music class for our 3 and 4 year olds. They will be learning new songs and interpreting them through movement. We love to add tambourines, triangles, maracas, and drums to our music. Our 4 year olds are preparing a special Valentines’ Day Chapel Program.
Our theme song for this semester is “For God So Loved the World”. It is a song that teaches the scripture from John 3:16. Our goal is to learn this one so well that it can be added to our Chapel Songbook!