Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fall Semester Music Project


--memorize “Peace Round” in two languages besides English OR
--choose an introduction to memorize (listed on the WORD SHEET)
--conduct a song : requires 2-3 rehearsals with chorus
--choreograph a dance to a song and teach it to the Chorus --accompany the Chorus on an instrument or play a short solo on your instrument --create 2 posters OR 1 poster and a 1 page press release with the following information:

Orchestra Concert
with the MES Orchestra, Chorus, and Handbells
Conducted by Totka Valkova, Carlton Strother, and Esther Domingo
Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm
Morningside Elementary School Auditorium

Band and Chorus Concert
Conducted by Rick Rodriguez and Brianne Turgeon
with special guest accompanists!
Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm
Inman Middle School Auditorium (not the gym)

The songs below are the ones that Chorus and non-performers should be prepared to memorize. Chorus members should learn all of the songs on the list, non-performers
should memorize the ones indicated by (*).

Hot Chocolate
*Winter Wonderland
*Jingle Bells
*Ocho Kandelikas
Christmas Tree Feud
Christmastime is Here
*Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow
*Peace Round
Happy XMas, War is Over

Please Note: the videos that were linked here were making the blog page load too slowly. Let me know if you'd like a copy of the link list. Ms. Turgeon January 5, 2010

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chorus/Advanced Chorus Clarification

Takes place during the weekly General Music class
Chorus students will prepare for two concerts (December and May) and several "run out" performances.

Performer--attends class,completes all assignments, and performs in concerts and/or "run out" performances.
Non-performer--attends class and completes all assignments.
Performer Support--jobs are created on a concert-by-concert basis, according to the needs of the Chorus and venue.

Advanced Chorus
Attends after-school rehearsal on Fridays until 4:00
Performs in concerts, "run out" performances, and at the Governor's Mansion on December 11th from 11:00-12:45.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Here are some links and photos about the Patriotic composer John Philip Sousa.

Podcast about JPS

General information

Sousaphone--the marching band version of a tuba, designed at the request of John Philip Sousa.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thanks for Visiting the Music @ Spark website!

Hi there!

Thanks for coming to visit our Music class website! This site will be a great way for you and your child to stay current on Music happenings at our awesome school.

Please visit the links on the lower right for games, information, and fun sites that will help your child learn a lot about music and musical instruments. Also, if you're interested in seeing what types of activities Ms. Turgeon has done in recent years at MES please visit the Musical Morningside blog link.

I'm excited about this year! Let's have a great one!
Ms. Turgeon