At A Glance...

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have - NMello@cboek12.org or call my voicemail - 201-227-7791 ext.3023
The Instrumental Music Teacher's website is here -> CHRISTY LUBERGER
you can contact her at CLuberger@cboek12.org


This year's SPRING MUSICAL

we now have a title for our show...
"Reel Too Real:
Musical Adventures from a Magical Movie Theater"
the Rehearsal Schedule for JANUARY, FEBRUARY, and MARCH
has been updated



4th and 5th Grade CHOIR
Congratulations on a wonderfully successful Winter Concert!


Check each GRADE LEVEL page
to see what we are learning in Music Class!
(updated January 2, 2015)
  • KINDERGARTENERS - are learning about MUSICAL OPPOSITES and ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
    • PITCH - high vs. low
    • TEMPO - fast vs. slow
    • DYNAMICS - loud vs. quiet (or soft)
    • INSTRUMENT FAMILIES
    • Dance - improvised vs. choreographed
  • FIRST GRADERS - are finishing their PHONICS songs unit and learning about ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS
    • MUSICAL ALPHABET - reading music notation
    • INSTRUMENT FAMILIES - "Luigi's Baton" story unit
    • Dance - improvised vs. choreographed
    • TEMPO - how to identify and perform a steady beat
  • SECOND GRADERS - are learning about Famous HISTORICAL "Classical" COMPOSERS
    • MUSICAL PATTERNS - rhythm, pitch, melodic contour, etc.
    • TIME SIGNATURE - musical math - conducting and interpreting 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 6/8 patterns
    • EXPRESSION - dynamics, articulation, style, etc.
  • THIRD GRADERS - are learning to play the RECORDER
    • Playing pitches (B, A, G, and C) and rhythms (quarter and half notes)
    • Reading pitches and rhythms on the TREBLE STAFF
    • TIME SIGNATURE - interpreting 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 6/8 patterns on the Recorder
  • FOURTH GRADERS - are learning about GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRVING BERLIN - two famous American Musical Theatre Composers
    • Significant contributions to the history of musical theatre
    • COMPARE & CONTRAST - discovering a composer's style by recognizing similarities in all of their compositions
  • FIFTH GRADERS - are learning about Rock-N-Roll music of the 1950's and 60's 
    • "MAKING THE BAND" - how famous Rock groups contributed to American Popular Music
      • Evolution of Rock Band instrumentation - i.e. electric guitar, bass, keyboard, drums
    • CRITIQUE - interpretation and evaluation of music performances and styles