Check out the new pictures and videos of our Lincoln musicians!
By going to the "Pictures and Video" page you can see the following new uploads-
4th Grade Dance creations to the "Gallant Ship", Second Graders singing "Rocky Mountain" and playing "Here Comes a Bluebird" , Fifth Graders singing the canon Black Socks" and playing the British game "Queen Alexandra"
I've been a 'slacker' blogger with all of spring activities at school this month!
Friday, May 24th was Lincoln's "Leadership Day" I went to Valley View Care Center with our second graders. We sang songs, canons and performed music games for the residents. What fun. The kids also read poems and stories that they had written in their classes to some very interested people.
Sunday, April 14 will be the annual Music Boosters of Owatonna
Pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Owatonna Eagles Club
is one of our major fundraisers so if it fits into your schedule and/or budget
it would be great if you could attend. Some ofour former Lincoln Students will be performing dinner music as well.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Kids under 5 years old eat
can be purchased at Tone Music, MBO Board Members, OHS Music students and
me! If you want to purchase them from me, just make a check out to MBO and send it with your child to school
and I will put the tickets in their take home folder!.
Congratulations Lincoln Choir members who participated in the All City Choir that performed with the Owatonna High School Choirs. You were AMAZING and I am so very proud of all of you. Just think-most of the kids who were singing in the Concert Choir were in the All City choir not so many years ago.
With so much inside recess these past weeks, we've all had a case of the mid-winter blahs. In the music room we spending time composing music as part of our Trimester learning targets.
Grade 1 and 3 are composing and performing rhythmic instrument parts for folk tales
Grade 2 is composing and performing 16 beat rhythmic songs in abac form Grade 4 is working in composition groups creating an original composition which includes melody, accompaniment and improvisation on the mallet instruments.
Grade 5 had composed new winter/holiday lyrics to known folk songs (they were on the blog during December/January)
New videos of grade 1 and grade 5 performing musical games has been added to the "Pictures and Video" page.
I rhetorically asked "When is it ever going to be warm again?"
The last two weeks we have had some new beginnings with the New Year. Lincoln Choir has begun rehearsing on Tuesday afternoons and All City Choir has begun rehearsing for the next 9 weeks on Thursday afternoons at OHS with students from the other schools in our district and St. Mary's school as well. We have 15 new membeers of the Lincoln Choir and they have made a great choir even better!
Schedules for both of these groups can be found on respective pages in this blog.
Grade 3 created rhythmic and movement patterns to a Navajo game. You will find pictures of some of these on the "Pictures and Video" page. They were quite creative and turned out well.