Mr. Romano

DWS Choral and General Music PreK- GRADE 2


Email: promano@weehawken.k12.nj.us

Twitter: @piero_romano


The music students will demonstrate the ability to learn the joy of listening, making, and sharing music together at the earliest age possible while learning the fundamentals of music. To teach the students that anyone can learn the art of performing in public and reach their performing and artistic goals first they will learn good attending skills, self-confidence, the love and passion for the arts, the desire to perform, the discipline to listen, the moral support at home to reinforce music appreciation, and the will to practice the different skills required to be a great student in school and not just during music classes. Please remember that REPETITION is one of the most important ways to learn! Always have fun and enjoy singing, dancing, playing instruments, reading and writing music, and finally creating original music in general!

At Daniel Webster School the main objective is to teach every student in grades Pre-K through second the fundamentals of music, dance, and the performing arts. Each grade level learns through a sequenced curriculum and by performing in various live programs. The students learn to use their singing voices (falsetto), learn to move their bodies to different rhythms, and learn the basics of the universal language of music. For example, they learn musical notation, music appreciation, theory, etc. The goal is to learn to make music, share the music, perform in public, and have fun doing it!

Mr. Piero Romano

Choral and General Music Teacher

BIO: Mr. Piero Romano, born in Milan, Italy, spent childhood in La Habana, Cuba, and then immigrated to the USA, attending Union Hill HS, Union City, NJ (1971-75). As a senior starter on the Hillers squad, the varsity Basketball team won the NJ State Sectional Championship in 1975. NJCU Alumni BA plus 30 Credits (PK - Grade 12) in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education . Teaching experience: 1988- present, PK-Grade 7, Instructor of General & Choral Music, Acoustic Guitar, Recorder, Percussion, and Latin Rhythm Instruments. WHS Coaching Resume: Coached Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, and Girls Volleyball 1989-1996. Choral Director and Keyboard Accompanist 1988-Present (Grades 1-7).

Photo: 2018-19 Weehawken Schools District Staff at Hamilton Park, JFK Boulevard East, Weehawken, NJ 07086


Assignments & Announcements:

"WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYONE AND HAVE A WONDERFUL 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!"

"Always share the joy of music with your children and also experience some critical listening daily with them."

PK & K Students: Please Sing, Dance, Play Musical Instruments, Read, Write, Draw, and Color Everyday

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Grades 1 & 2 Students are required to bring into school a One Subject Notebook and a No. 2 Pencil for their weekly Music Classes with Mr. Romano


Homework:

Grades 1 & 2 Students: Please Practice Patriotic Themes for the Choral Auditions Coming Soon! FYI: Dear parents and/or guardians please read, sign, and return the consent forms and media release forms to Mr. Romano ASAP in order for the students to be able to tryout for the 2018-19 DWS Chorus in Grades 1-2 only.

Important Notice: All Students in PK through Grade 2 Remember to Practice Singing, Dancing, Playing Rhythm Instruments (Percussion, Keyboard/Pianoforte/Guitar), Drawing Musical Notation and Symbols, Creating Musical and Theater Pieces, and try to attend as may live performances and/or concert events as possible, etc.

“POSITIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN”

DWS Music PK-2G

1. Be Mindful

2. Pay Attention

3. Follow Directions

4. Listen and Look Carefully

5. Raise hand to speak

6. Try your best, Don’t be shy

7. Respect Teachers and others

8. Respect School and Personal Property

9. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

10. Work and Play Safely and Quietly

11. Be kind

12. Share

13. Be a friend

14. Wait your Turn

15. Walk Don’t Run

Music Schedule 2018-19

MONDAY:

8:40-9:10 Pasquale 2G Room 302

9:30-10:00 Guevarez/Tralongo K Room 104

10:10-10:40 Colon PK Room 306

1:15-1:45 Guzman/Ingram 1G Room 201

TUESDAY:

8:40-9:10 Yankauskas 2G Room 300

9:30-10:00 Adorno K Room 100

10:10-10:40 Irizarry PK Room 105

10:45-11:15 Annese 1G Room 204

1:10-1:40 Chorus

1:45-2:15 Chorus

WEDNESDAY:

9:30-10:00 Kallert K Room 101

10:10-10:40 Epstein-Barile PK Room 112

10:45-11:15 Menduke 2G Room 200

1:15-1:45 Ocampo 1G Room 203

THURSDAY:

8:40-9:10 Mongelli/Petruzella 2G Room 303

9:30-10:00 Mezzina K Room 102

10:10-10:40 Perdomo/Lopez PK Room 209

10:45-11:15 Gonzalez 1G Room 202

1:15-1:45 Fucarino/Phillips 2G Room 301

FRIDAY:

8:40-9:10 Gayle 2G Room 304

9:30-10:00 Willerton K Room 103

10:10-10:40 Desharnais PK Room 305

1:10-1:40 Chorus

1:45-2:15 Chorus


“DWS Concert Chorus Auditions Information!”

Dear Parents/Guardians in Grades 1-2 currently attending DWS,

Attached you will find a choir consent form that has to be filled out, signed, and return to Mr. Romano ASAP for the students that are interested and have a desire to try out for the 2018-19 DWS Concert Choir! The auditions will take place during September and October. The student volunteers have to sing and perform songs a cappella all by themselves in front of their peers. The songs are, “America,” “America The Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” for first graders and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for second grade students.

There are always an overwhelming number of students who audition for the ensemble. Please remember that many students will not be selected because the choral group consists of only forty students as mandated by the principal. All of the participants have to be congratulated in advance for trying out, practicing, and for being a true performer.

The students who are selected to the chorus need sign the Media Release Forms in order to be filmed on video and still photos for school related purposes only. They also will have to make up any classroom work missed during rehearsals once per week. They have to be excellent students because academics are most important, be responsible students, and maintain an excellent attendance record for all performances and practices during school. The members must wear the proper attire to all of the concerts: plain white tops/shirts, black pants/skirts, dark shoes, and no sneakers please?

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All of the students attending DWS in grades 1 and 2 are required to bring in a one-subject notebook for music classes. All of the students in grades 1-2 will be performing during the Winter Program in December of 2018 in the Gym/Theatre during school hours. Everyone, parents, guardians, family, and friends, are all cordially invited to this wonderful Annual Event!

If you have any questions, comments, and concerns, please contact me ASAP. Thank you very much for your patience and kind understanding! Respectfully

Mr. Piero Romano

Email: promano@weehawken.k12.nj.us / phone # 201-422-6150


DANIEL WEBSTER SCHOOL - Chorus Consent Form

Fill out the form. Check YES or NO. Please return the form as soon as possible and forward to Mr. Romano.

Yes, I give permission to my child to audition for choir ________

No, I do not give permission to my child to audition for choir _________

Name of student: ____________________________________________

Grade: _______ Room #: __________

Father’s Name: ______________________________________________

Mother’s Name: ______________________________________________

Guardian’s Name: ____________________________________________

Home Phone: ________________________________________________

Cell Phone: __________________________________________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

City: _________________________ State: ____ Zip Code: _______________________

Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature: __________________________________________

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There will be times that I will be videotaping your child singing individually or as a group for them to critique and see their own performance. This is strictly for educational purposes. Also note that all district concert performances are videotaped.


PATRIOTIC SONGS

"THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG "

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

Of the United States of America,

And to the Republic for which it stands:

One Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.


“AMERICA”

My country 'tis of thee

Sweet land of liberty of thee I sing

Land where my fathers died

Land of the pilgrim's pride

From every mountain side

Let freedom ring!


"AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL"

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America!

God shed his grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!


“GOD BLESS AMERICA”

Add Lib. "While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,

Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,

Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,

As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer."

Chorus: God Bless America, Land that I love.

Stand beside her, and guide her

Through the night with a light from above

From the mountains, through the prairies,

To the oceans, white with foam

God bless America, My home sweet home.

God bless America, My home sweet home.


"THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"

Oh, say can you see,

By the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed

At the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars,

Through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched,

Were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare,

The bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night

That our flag was still there

O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free

And the home of the brave.


"HALLOWEEN SONGS"

“Halloween’s Coming”

Halloween’s coming, Halloween’s coming

Skeletons will be after you!

Witches, cats, and big black bats,

Ghosts and goblins too!

Flap, flap, flap, go the big black bats!

Ooooo! (Ascending Minor Scale)

“Meow, meow, meow”, say the ugly cats!

Ooooo! (Descending Minor Scale)

Boo!!!

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)

“Three Little Pumpkins”

Three little pumpkins sitting on a fence, A witch came riding by,

"Ha! Ha! Ha! I’ll take you all, And make a pumpkin pie. Ha! Ha!"

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)

“The Smallest Witch”

The smallest witch you ever did see

Just peeked through the window and looked at me;

I waved once or twice, but very soon,

She jumped three times and flew to the moon!

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)


“Days of the Week”

Note: Sing to the tune of the "Adams Family" theme song;

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week, Days of the week,

Days of the week (clap, clap)

There’s Sunday and there’s Monday

There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday

There’s Thursday and there’s Friday

And then there’s Saturday!

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week, Days of the week,

Days of the week (clap, clap)

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)

Note: Instead off clapping the students can also Snap, Tap, Pat, etc.


“The Addams Family”

Pah-rah-pah-pam (Clap, Clap)

Pah-rah-pah-pam (Clap, Clap)

Pah-rah-pah-pam, Pah-rah-pah-pam,

Pah-rah-pah-pam (Clap, Clap)

Verse 1: They’re creepy and they’re kooky,

Mysterious and spooky,

They’re altogether ooky,

The Addams Family

Verse 2: The house is a museum

Where people come to see ‘um

They really are a scream ’um

The Addams Family

Pah-rah-pah-pah (Clap, Clap) "Neat!"

Pah-rah-pah-pah (Clap, Clap) "Sweet!"

Pah-rah-pah-pah, Pah-rah-pah-pah,

Pah-rah-pah-pah (Clap, Clap) "Pe-tite!"

Verse 3: So get a witches’ shawl on,

A broomstick you can crawl on,

We’re gonna pay a call on,

The Addams Family (Clap, Clap)

(Repeat Last Line 3X and Add Body Movements)


“Oompa Loompa Doompadeedoo!”

Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Jelly! (Repeat 2X)

Oompa Loompa Doompadeedoo!

I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you!

Oompa Loompa Doompadeedee!

If you are wise you will listen to me! (Repeat 2X and The Last Line 3X)

“The Itcy Bitcy Spider”

The Itcy Bitcy spider went up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the Itcy Bitcy spider went up the spout again!

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)


“Jack O’Lantern”

Verse 1: Jack O’Lantern, Jack O’Lantern,

You are such a funny sight

As you sit there in the window,

Looking out at the night.


Verse 2: You were once a yellow pumpkin,

Growing on a sturdy vine;

Now you are a Jack O’Lantern,

See the candle light shine!

(Repeat Last Line 3X)

“Three Green Goblins”

Refrain/Chorus: "Three green goblins danced on Halloween,

One was fat, one was thin, one was in between."

Verse 1: "The first goblin danced through the town,

Right side up, upside down, Round, round, and round!"

Verse 2: "Second goblin danced on his toes,

Up he jumped, down he fell, and bumped his funny nose!"

Verse 3: "The third goblin danced beneath the moon,

He-he-he, ha-ha-ha, He sang a goblin tune!"

Refrain/Chorus: "Three green goblins danced on Halloween,

One was fat, One was thin, One was in between."

(Repeat Last Line 3X and Add Body Movements)

“Tonight is Halloween”

Tonight is Halloween, Tonight is Halloween,

So ride, you witches, through the sky;

Ride your broomsticks, ride them high.

Tonight...is Halloween!

(Repeat 2X and Add Body Movements)

HA-PPY HALLOWEEN! HA-PPY HALLOWEEN!! HA-PPY HALLOWEEN!!! (Rhythm to B-I-N-G-O!)