Welcome to Barstow's Music Room Website!  Here you can find information on classes, concerts, and other events, plus photos and videos. Please check back often!                    
Contact Mrs. Yarwood: hyarwood@rnesu.org or 773-6926 x38

Intermediate grades

  • 3rd Grade
    After wrapping up a piano unit in late winter, students are now expanding their note reading skills using a variety of activities and games.  Ask them what tricks and tools they know for reading music!!
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    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:22 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 5th Grade- September
    5th graders are reviewing their music reading skills with a fun and motivating tool--boomwhackers!  Students will work in groups to play music on these colorful percussion tubes.
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:17 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 4th Grade- Fall
    4th Grade students are getting ready to start Recorder Karate!  This is a fun program to help students stay motivated while learning to play music fluently and beautifully.
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:15 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 3rd Grade- September
    Our 3rd Grade classes are working on playing along with Cotton Eye Joe on xylophones.  Of course we'll do the dance too!
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:13 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • Calling all 4th graders!!
    This is SUCH an exciting time in the musical life of a 4th grade Barstow student!  Kids have been learning about all kinds of instruments for months.   Lately 4th graders have been testing out percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments to decide if playing in our Barstow Band might be right for them.  Interested students will be starting lessons before the end of the school year!
    Posted May 3, 2016, 8:25 AM by Hannah Yarwood
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Middle school grades

  • 6-8 Grade Projects
    6th Grade has been working on learning music from different cultures.  Ask them what they learned about music from the Philippines, the Caribbean, and Zimbabwe!
    7th Grade finished a World Music Drumming unit and moved on to learning about how music affects us--our brains, our moods, our bodies.  
    8th Graders have been using Noteflight to write some music--first a challenging assignment to figure out a well known tune by ear, and next a pentatonic composition.  Look for finished work to be displayed soon!
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    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:19 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • District Audition Info
    District Auditions are Monday November 21st at Otter Valley.  To register (interested students in grades 6-8 band, jazz, or chorus), see Mrs. Yarwood by October 7.  More info on band and chorus pages!
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 5:49 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 8th Grade-Fall
    Twice a week, 8th grade meets in the music room!  Right now we are focusing on influential musicians, and students are creating radio shows to educate the class about a wide variety of music.  Projects will be finished in a few weeks, then shared!
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:25 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 7th Grade-Fall
    7th Grade is in Art twice a week until mid-October, then will switch to music!
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:23 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • 6th Grade-September
    Music in Media Projects
    6th graders are working to choose music for a short video clip, then put it together with their own creative ideas for a movie trailer!  We are learning about the career of a music supervisor, working on describing, analyzing, and interpreting music, and how that all impacts our feelings when we view media.  Ask your students to show your their work (in a few weeks)!
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:21 PM by Hannah Yarwood
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Primary grades

  • Once Upon A Lily Pad
    Freddie the Frog is sad.  She can't seem to jump as high as the other frogs, and she's having trouble fitting in at the pond.  Come see Freddie learn valuable lessons from the turtles, snakes, alligators, egrets, fireflies and a friendly owl!  The K-2 production of Once Upon A Lily Pad will be performed May 18 at 6:30 on the Barstow Gym Stage!
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    Posted Apr 25, 2017, 10:13 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • Let's make a friendship circle!
    One of our favorite ways of starting class in the primary grades is with the Friendship Circle song!  We also listen, get active, play instruments, play games, and have a lot of musical fun.  Second graders have already written music and played it on xylophones.  What an awesome group of primary students!
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    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:10 PM by Hannah Yarwood
  • Jungle Music for practicing!
    Click on the song name to hear it.  Practice away, and enjoy!! See everyone at the performance May 19 at 6:30!
    Posted May 13, 2016, 8:13 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • Jungle Lyrics
    Check out the attached lyrics for practicing!  Can't wait for our performance of It's A Jungle Out There!  Thursday May 19 at 6:30!
    Posted May 11, 2016, 7:53 AM by Hannah Yarwood
  • It's A Jungle Out There!!
    Come see our fabulous primary grades, led by our star 2nd graders, in this year's production of It's A Jungle Out There!  Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm!
    Posted May 3, 2016, 8:19 AM by Hannah Yarwood
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