Welcome to Ms. Coates' Classroom Website!  Here you can find information for the upcoming (2016-2017) school year, including middle school syllabi, what to expect in music class and enrichment activities for all ages. 

As the year progresses, you will find a list of upcoming music events and important music dates.  Current units and enrichment activities will be updated regularly.

If you were unable to schedule a conference with Ms. Coates, please click HERE
Important Dates!

September
9/6-9/9 - Select Chorus Auditions
9/14 - Wednesday Select Chorus rehearsals begin
9/19 - Monday Select Chorus rehearsals begin

October

November
11/11 - Veterans Day (Select Chorus)

December
12/2 - Treble Chorus Audition Window Closes
12/5- 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert (Day)
12/6 - 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert (Night)
12/7 - CDMMEA Applications Due (NO EXCEPTIONS)
12/12- Middle School Chorus Concert (Day)
12/13 - Middle School Chorus Concert (Night)
12/19 - Band Concert (Day)
12/20 - Band Concert (Night)

January
1/28 - Central District Auditions
TBA - Treble Chorus Audition Results Published

February
2/4 - Central District Auditions (Snow Date)
TBA - Treble Chorus Rehearsal #1

March
TBA - Treble Chorus Rehearsal #1 (Snow Date)
TBA - Treble Chorus Final Rehearsal & Concerts

April
4/10 - Central District Rehearsal #1
4/27 - Central District Rehearsal #2
4/29 - Central District Final Rehearsal & Concert

May
5/31 - 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert (Day)

June
6/1 - 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert (Night)
6/5 - Middle School Chorus Concert (Day)
6/6 - Middle School Chorus Concert (Night)
6/7 - 4th & 5th Grade Band Concert (Day)
6/8 - 3rd Grade Songflute Concert (Night)
6/8 - 4th & 5th Grade Band Concert (Night)
6/12 - Middle School Band Concert (Day)
6/13 - Middle School Band Concert (Night)

*MMEA is the Mass. Music Educators Association
**CDMMEA is the Central District Junior Music Festival

Upcoming Events

4th & 5th Grade Spring Chorus Concert
May 31 @ 1:30 PM
June 1* @ 7:00 PM 

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Spring Chorus Concert
June 5 @ 1:30 PM
June 6* @ 7:00 PM 

3rd Grade Songflute Concert
June TBA @ 1:30 PM
June 8 @ 6:00 PM

4th & 5th Grade Band Concert
June 7 @ 1:30 PM
June 8* @ 7:00 PM

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Spring Band Concert
June 12 @ 1:30 PM
June 13* @ 7:00 PM

*Please try to stay for the entire evening concert to support the other performers.  If your child has already performed, they are welcome to sit with you for the duration of the concert.

Classroom Donations

There are always items we could use in music class!  If you are interested in contributing, please check the list below.  Many of these items can be donated used or can be found around the house!

Recycled (wash before donating, please):
  • Metal (soup cans, pasta jar lids, coffee cans, etc.)
  • Heavy plastic containers
  • String or thin wire
  • Material scraps, including old ties or belts
  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Carpet or shipping tubes
  • PVC pipe pieces
  • Anything else that makes an interesting sound!
*note: we cannot accept anything that previously contained nuts, seeds, or eggs

New(ish):
  • 1/2"-1" black 3-ring binders
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Oil-based Sharpie markers (especially black or metallic)
  • Large plastic totes with lid
  • Magazine files
  • Craft supplies (pipe cleaners, straws, small hot glue sticks, stickers, markers, etc.)
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