East Oakview Music Notes, Dates & Forms

Hello Northview Community,

Look for the East Oakview Choristers to open up the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, Friday, June 3 on the Calder Stage. I know most of us school staff are not able to attend. However, there are many in our community that may have that time open. Pass the word along to parents, family members and friends. We would love to have a crowd of NV supporters at the Calder!

On May 14​ t​he East Oakview 4th Grade Choristers ​traveled to Illinois​ for the Music in the Parks Competition. ​​The Choristers received a 1st ​P​lace ​S​uperior rating. ​It was the ​highest score ever in the 14 years East has been competing. ​​The group also was awarded Best Overall Elementary Choir​ and​​ ​Kennedy ​won Best Elementary Soloist​. ​The singers and their families celebrated​ their successful performance at Six Flags Great America along with a few thousand other student musicians from several states.


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East Music Dates 2015 - 2016

Dec 3, 2015 – 3rd & 4th Grade Concert 7 pm @ NVHS Auditorium

Dec 5, 2015 – Choristers perform @ Santa Breakfast 9 am @ NVHS Cafeteria 

Dec 16, 2015 – Varsity Voices perform in East Gym

Dec 18, 2015 – Sing Along

Feb 18, 2016 – 1st & 2nd Grade Concert 7 pm @ NVHS Auditorium
Feb 26, 2016 – Choristers sing National Anthem @ NVHS GYM

Mar 30, 2016 – Talent Show – East Gym 1 pm (featuring the Chimers & Choristers)

Apr 21, 2016 – Choristers perform in Lansing – DEQ Earth Day

May 14, 2016 – Choristers - Music in the Parks @ Six Flags Great America

June 3, 2016 – Choristers – Festival of the Arts Opening Ceremonies

June 8, 2016 – 4th Grade Graduation Sing & Chimes @ NVHS Auditorium

East Music Programming

Strong Vocal, Aural & Motor Skill Development: combination of styles with an emphasis on Music Learning Theory.

ASD/CI Music: meets twice weekly

Music Ace Maestro in Computer Lab (music literacy/technology component)

1st – 4th gr. 30 min. weekly for approx. 18 weeks a year

IMMA & PMMA in Computer Lab (music aptitude/technology component)

Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation (IMMA) & 

Primary Measures of Music Audiation (PMMA)

Recorder instruction: 3rd & 4th grade, Jan – Mar

World Drumming: K-4 (adapted World Drumming)

Handchimes: Kindergarten - 4th gr. entire class chiming (e.g. I, IV, V7, I, & linear ringing). 

Musician / Composer of the Month: Music history component

“Start the Laser”: Similar to music school’s “drop the needle”. Beethoven is the 2015 - 2016 focus (friendly competition between 3rd & 4th grades).

Song Project: Students will learn and sing the fight song in concerts, assemblies, lunch on Fridays, etc.

Mr. Sinigos’ Blog & East Music Facebook Page: https://sites.google.com/a/nvps.net/sinigos_music/       https://www.facebook.com/EastOakviewMusic 

East Oakview Choristers: approx. 24-36 - 4th graders (w/family members traveling to Illinois 5/21/16)

Drumming Group: 3rd & 4th grades

Handchime Group: 4th grade (ringers range in reading abilities) 

East Music Memories of  2014 - 2015

Music in the Parks Six Flags Great America - May 16, 2015

The East Oakview Choristers received a Superior rating and a best soloist award for one of our 4th graders! This is only the third superior we have received in 13 years of competition in Illinois. Our soloist was one of five soloists awarded out of 1200 musicians. We were the only elementary school in the competition.

Go East, Go!