Welcome to Ms. Gordon's Website
On this page, you will find links (see left sidebar) to each of the classes that I teach, as well as important announcements and dates.
The Manitoba Music Curriculum states that:
The overarching goal of the music curriculum is to support, nurture, and inspire the growth of every student as a music maker.
Every student is a music maker, one whose growth and learning are best realized within rich, meaningful, hands-on music-making experiences. In becoming young musicians, students learn to sing and play the music of a variety of places, times, and peoples, as well as to improvise, arrange, and compose music. As increasingly reflective and artistic music-makers, students gain skills, understandings, and attitudes that enrich them in many ways, enabling and inspiring them to continue making music for the rest of their lives.
Every student is a creator and composer. Students must be given opportunities to tap into their creative capacities and express themselves through the creation and sharing of their own music. As they become capable of generating and developing ideas in the process of music creation, students learn to think with flexibility and imagination.
As increasingly capable and passionate music-makers, students begin a journey toward becoming creative, musically literate adults, the kinds of citizens who will truly enrich their own lives and the lives of their future communities.
Important dates (these will be updated regularly) in Middle Years Music
- Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Remembrance Day Ceremony at Blumenort School
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015: Grade 6-8 Christmas Concert
- April 12-16, 2016: Grade 7 Band to Level One Festival in WInnipeg. Exact date TBA.
- April 25-26, 2016: Grade 8 Band to Level One Festival in Brandon
- Tuesday, May 29, 2016: Grade 6-8 Spring Concert