http://musicatryejrhigh.weebly.com/8th-grade-turn-in-assignments.htmlOff to Fishercats Stadium on Wednesday. Thanks to all the parents and staff who are coming along to chaperone. Fortunately, the band kids from Newcastle and Greenland are able to come along with me. The Newcastle kids will be here next year, and this is a good introduction. The Greenland band kids will play with our kids at PHS, it'll be good to know them already.
8th grade. Final exam last week. Grades are mposted on Edline. Several children still have work to make up. Time is getting short! Contemporary Musicians project due on Sunday June 8th at midnight. They must submit it electronically.
7th grade. WE're learning how to use the computer music program called Mixcraft on our new Dell computers. We're recording and editing sound and learning about music through controlling its form. Next week, ask your child to play the music they've created for you.
6th grade. Continuing our study of music through the music of Jamaica. We're playing the steel pan drums and singing the Banana Boat Song. We're also getting an introduction to the computer music program called Mixcraft. W'll do a lot more work with that next year.
Also, I'm planning on doing a unit on the ukelele in 7th grade next year. So, if you can find an ukelele at a yard sale or in a friends closet, snap it up . It would be great if the kids had their own.