Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade Music!

Third grade music meets twice a week for 30 minutes. Ms. Underhill's class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00. Ms. Wolf's class meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30-11:00. All parents are welcome to attend any music class with their child.

Third grade music begins the year focusing on literacy of simple rhythms. Students will learn to "decode" rhythms containing quarter notes and eighth note pairs. They will learn traditional children's songs using those rhythms. Eventually, they will compose their own rhythms and perform on classroom rhythm instruments.

Throughout the year, third grade students in Bozeman schools will master the following:

1. They will match pitch when singing.

2. Know and demonstrate the difference between steady beat and rhythm.

3. Use appropriate musical vocabulary.

4. Study and identify "Tocatta and Fugue in d minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach. Students will also be able to describe some details of Bach's life.

5. Identify and describe Rondo form in music.

6. Identify by sound and sight the following instruments/voices: Oboe, Cello, Horn, Tuba, Organ, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Soprano, Alto

7. Audience etiquette: when to enter/exit a performance, appropriate behavior while listening, when to clap.

8. Identify and perform quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes, whole notes, dotted quarter notes, dotted half notes, and demonstrate the difference between duple and triple meters.

9. Define and demonstrate the articulations and dynamic markings: accent, legato, staccato, decrescendo and crescendo.

10. Identify Fine, Coda, 1st/2nd endings.

11. They will apply music learning in novel situations, explore independent improvisation, and make musical connections to the broader world.

Winter Concert Lyrics

3rd and 4th Grades

Celebrate with Joy! (with sign)

Celebrate what you celebrate. Celebrate how you celebrate. Celebrate when you

celebrate. Celebrate with joy!

Rhythm Demonstration (Good King Winceslas on nonsense words) No lyrics

Deck the Halls (singing with instruments, each class in charge of choreographing and

playing instruments for a different verse.)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la!

'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la!

Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la!

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la!


See the blazing yule before us, Fa la la la la la la la!

Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la la la la!

Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la la la la!

While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la!


Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la la la la!

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la la la la!

Sing we joyous all together! Fa la la la la la la la!

Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la la la la!