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PIANO RECITAL !!


On Saturday, April 13, at 11:00 AM, I will be holding my annual piano recital.  This recital will include all of my afternoon and evening students, and my second year(+) Sacred Heart students. Please let me know soon whether your child is able to attend or not.  We will again be serving appetizers at the recital as well!  If you will be attending, I will let you know specifics as the date approaches.  It will be here at Sacred Heart again this year.  I hope to see all of you there!



CHRISTMAS CONCERT "THE CHRISTMAS CHOIR"

Congratulations to the cast and crew of our Christmas musical!  The seventh graders did a fantastic job with their performance of "The Christmas Choir."  They were true leaders for the pre-K, first, third, and fifth graders who performed Christmas carols for the musical.  Hats off to the band and orchestra for starting off the concert with holiday selections.  Bravo, everyone!!




MELIUS HOMEROOM MASS DATES:

Sept. 28, March 1, April 26, May 31






CLASS SCHEDULE:

Kindergarten-Thursdays 9:35-10:05 and Fridays 12:45-1:15
First Grade-Tuesdays 9:30-10:00 and Fridays 12:10-12:40
Second Grade-Thursdays 10:15-10:45 and Fridays 1:20-1:50
Third Grade-Wednesdays 8:30-9:00 and Fridays 9:45-10:15
Fourth Grade-Fridays 10:30-11:00
Fifth Grade-Thursdays 1:05-1:55
Sixth Grade-Tuesdays 8:20-9:10
Seventh Grade- Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 First Semester
Eighth Grade-Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 Second Semester
Piano lessons-various times Monday through Wednesday


Middle School Music Curriculum

Grading
    Middle School receives a letter grade in Music, based on behavior, class participation, papers, tests, and quizzes.  

Middle School Major Units
All Middle School grades watch, critique, and are tested on a musical.  Past musicals include:  The Wiz, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver, and Holiday Inn.  Eighth grade is required to watch West Side Story.

Sixth Grade learns about all of the eras of music from 1900 to the present, including jazz, blues, rock, country, etc. etc.  This is about a four month unit!  in the winter, we will be working on  units on freedom and the make-up of individual voices.  They are involved with the Spring Concert as well.  

Seventh Grade will be charting a song of their choice for seven weeks on a Top 10 or Top 40 chart.  The students will start this in September and it will be due by Thanksgiving.  This way, if they miss a few weeks, they can still get seven weeks worth of information. The early part of the year is devoted to recapping all of the basic music terms and notation learned through the years, as well as using our new books!   By October, they will start working on the Christmas musical, of which the seventh graders are in charge. Seventh grade will have music twice a week in the first two quarters.

Eighth Grade will begin Music class this January.  Two major units in eighth grade are:  learning about the steps of making a recording and the technological evolution of the recording process;  and tying everything learned over the years into one cohesive music theory unit.  Eighth grade will have music twice a week in the second two quarters.  Their grand finale will, of course, be performing in the Spring musical!