Music Room

January 15 is the deadline to turn in your entries for the Music and Literacy challenge and earn your treble clef!

Rio Rancho High School Brass Quintet serenaded our students and parents with some great holiday music. THANK YOU SO MUCH BRASS QUINTET!!!

Check out Ms. Di Vasto. What is your instrument, Ms. Di Vasto?

The EXPECTATION BLITZ in the music room is complete. Classes could earn letters for following the music expectations. F - Fully Participate, A - Actively Listen, C - Communicate Effectively, W - Watch the Director, and Q - transition Quickly and Quietly. Congratulations to our first trimester winners - MR. PICHETTE's 4th Grade Class!!!! They earned an incredible 40 letters in one music class! Takadimi and Quincy have gone to live in their classroom. Who will win next semester?

Third grade parents: CAST LIST FOR EIEIOOPS IS POSTED!!!! Go to the 3rd grade music page (click on Home at the top right hand corner of this page. Rehearsals are for all the speaking roles:

  • Wednesday, November 7 12:45-3:30
  • Monday, November 19 12:45-3:30 (This is conference day)
  • Wednesday, December 12 12:45-3:30
  • December 13, 14, 17 during class time
  • Performances Dec 18 (during school and at 6:30 for parents)
  • I can't wait to see the creative costumes you and your star come up with. Let me know if you have questions about costumes.

The books are flying off the shelves in the library for the music and literacy challenge. Remember, you have until January 15 to turn in your 3 responses to books on the list to earn a treble clef charm. The charms will be presented at the Sandia Singers "Turn the Page" concert on January 31 at 7 pm in the SVE gym.

Thunder Pride

Do you want to earn a special Thunder Pride charm? If you answered yes, please keep reading!

Read any 3 of the following books and write a statement or draw a picture showing something that you learned from the book, and you will earn a special Thunder Pride Music and Literacy charm! Students can read them on their own, or you can read them aloud as a family.

Where the Wild Things Are

A Wrinkle in Time

The Wind in the Willows

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Little House in the Big Woods

The Secret Garden

The Giving Tree

Charlotte’s Web


The Snowy Day

Alice in Wonderland

The Little Prince

Aesop’s Fables

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Treasure Island

Stuart Little

Goodnight Moon

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Welcome to Mrs. Glunt's music room! This is my first year at Sandia Vista Elementary. I am super excited to hear all the wonderful musicians who attend our school. The singers will meet several characters in the music room: Takadimi, the RHYTHM frog; Do, the bird who only sings one PITCH; Weyez, the owl who doesn't say much; and Quincy, the quick and quiet mouse. Parents, don't be surprised when your kiddo starts singing major scales complete with solfege hand symbols and writing music notes all over. Check out the grade level pages for information about what your specific singer is studying in music.


Mrs. Glunt

Sandia Vista Elementary

Music Teacher

"In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain." - George Szell

Takadimi the RHYTHM from would like to remind all the SVE singers to show their parents the meter motion you learned and how we count quarter notes and eighth notes. Don't forget to subdivide with the down and up motion in your wrist. And you can even show them what it means to audiate.

Soon all SVE singers will be able to sightread rhythms including quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes and quarter rests!

"A wise old owl lived in an oak

The more he saw the less he spoke

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?"

Roud Folk Song Index #7734

The singers met Weyez, the owl, who helps them remember to watch the director.

SQUILT - SQUILT will begin this week on our Wednesday rotations. SQUILT stands for Super Quiet Un-Interrupted Listening Time. Music students will listen and respond to various pieces from standard repertoire from all the periods of music: medieval, renaissance, barque, classical, romantic and contemporary. Ask you child if they had music on Wednesday and if they did, what they listened to.

Do is the PITCH bird. We talk about pitch in two ways. One way is by letter name ABCDEFG. The other is by solfege do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do.

Quincy is the quick and quiet mouse who reminds musicians to move quickly and quietly in the music room so we can fit all the fabulous music learning into our rehearsals.

Musicians have begun to SQUILT in the music room. SQUILT stands for:

  • Super
  • Quiet
  • Un-
  • Interrupted
  • Listening
  • Time

Each grade level has a piece of literature from one of the time periods of music that they listen to, respond to and discuss. Check out the grade level pages to find out what your child is listening to in music. Time periods are: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. There are also pieces that the whole school will listen to in music.