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 the East Oakview 4th Grade Choristers traveled to Illinois for the Music in the Parks Competition. The Choristers received a 1st Place Superior 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
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!