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MELIUS HOMEROOM MASS DATES:

MARCH 3, MARCH 24 1:00 STATIONS, APRIL 28, AND JUNE 2


"Groovy!" spring musical is set for May 25!

Mark your calendars!  The spring production of "Groovy!" will be presented on Thursday, May 25, at 12:00 for the day performance, and at 6:00 for the evening performance. Eighth graders should arrive with costumes all set to go by 5:00 that evening, band members should arrive at 5:30 to warm-up, and Kinde, second, fourth, and sixth graders should arrive no later than 5:45  so that we may begin promptly at 6:00. All of the students involved are working their hardest to make another great show!





CLASS SCHEDULE:

Kindergarten-Thursdays and Fridays 12:45-1:15
First Grade-Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:10-10:40
Second Grade-Thursdays 1:20-1:50 and Fridays 12:10-12:40
Third Grade-Thursdays 10:40-11:10  and Fridays 1:20-1:50
Fourth Grade-Fridays 10:10-11:00
Fifth Grade-Fridays 9:15-10:05
Sixth Grade-Mondays 11:25-12:15
Seventh Grade-Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:10-10:00 First Semester
8A-Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:20-9:10 Second Semester
8B-Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:10-10:00 Second Semester
Piano lessons-Mondays and Tuesdays





Middle School Music News

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!