Saturday, October 19, 2013

AC at the Gladiators 10/19


The Gladiators' press release:  http://www.gwinnettgladiators.com/site/news/article.asp?art=2852

From Gwinnett Gladiators President, Steve Chapman in an email on 10/23/13:
... I wanted to let you know that your rendition of O Canada this past weekend was absolutely one of the best performances that I have heard.  It was truly outstanding.  All of our players were impressed as well.  As you can imagine, our Canadian players truly appreciate the performance and our French-Canadian players were especially appreciative. 

I'm going to guess by your last name that you have some French heritage and the combination of the French and English in the song was outstanding.

Please pass my comments along to your choir and tell them that we were all impressed with their performance.

We hope that you enjoyed the game and that the money raised will go to good use at your school.

My best,

__________________________________

Steve Chapman
Team President
Gwinnett Gladiators Professional Hockey
ECHL Affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes



Welp. The video is blurry, but the sound is good!



Anybody have a better video to share? 
Send a link to me via email and I can put it here!

And in the meantime, here's something happy to watch!




Obviously, I had some camera focusing issues, but here are some photos:

Pre-game singers
                                                     
 The kids made it onto the big screen.

 ...and got to hang out with Maximus


And got props on the Gladitators' game day thread (thanks Mark Jordan, whoever you are!)


Sadly, the game did not have the outcome we'd hoped for--a 3-1 loss. But we still love our Gladiators!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Say, Play, Display Info is here!

Project info for Say, Play, Display Project click for info


This should be a fun one! The students have 15 choices for how they want to show their knowledge and learning in Music. Each student may choose ONE activity to complete by the due date. I will accept work live, video, podcast, written, sculpted, acted...whichever way the students choose!


You may send me a link to their work, it can be hard copy, or live. Please make sure your child also submits the project rubric & reflection (pg. 2 of the link above).  Students who complete a “Say” project should turn in their script or talking notes instead of a reflection.


Items to note:
  • Some projects require approval from Ms. Turgeon (the Play and Design Your Own). Please read the indicators carefully!
  • If your child wishes to work with a partner they must bring a note from EACH partner's parent by November 15th.
  • If your child(ren) decide to do a project that involves Spanish language or culture they can earn points in Spanish class!
  • Please encourage your child to spend a little time each week on the project (10-15 min. 2-3 times week works for most) rather than waiting until the last minute!
  • I have a TON of music textbooks that have songs your child may be interested in learning/performing. They may come by any morning between 7:45-8:00am to browse! I can also stay after school to help your child on Thursdays with advance notice. 
  •  You may be able to find some songs you'd like here: 
  • Band/Orchestra students may not choose a concert song to play for their project. Other songs from their Essential Elements books may work, though.



DUE DATES:
Tuesday: Smiley & Riggins Due December 3rd
Thursday: English, Windham/Thurman B, Hall, Lockwood Due December 5th
Friday: Badger, Naman/Thurman A, Butler, Redel Due December 6th


Check here periodically for support information and links to see projects from previous years!

SAY
This student learned to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy' and wrote about the piece and the upcoming concerts.

video

 

PLAY


You may be able to find some songs you'd like here: 

 
DISPLAY
Poster/Press releases:




 December Concert Info:
  • Monday, December 9th SPARK Band and Orchestra in the SPARK Cafeteria 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 11th “Cocoa and Caroling” with SPARK Chorus and AC at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (optional, but let Ms. Turgeon know if you can't come!)
  • Wednesday, December 18th SPARK and Mary Lin Choruses 6:00pmin the Mary Lin Auditorium  (Chorus and AC Call time 4:30pm) All Chorus and AC are expected to attend.
Please let Ms. Turgeon, Ms. Valkova, or Ms. Moore know via note or email if your child is NOT available for any of these performances ASAP! Every musician is important!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Upcoming Music Dates! Mark Your Calendars!


Don't forget October 19th HOCKEY! Advanced Chorus at the Gwinnett Gladiators (scroll down for details)


DATE CHANGE! Week of December 2nd (previously week of Nov. 18th)—2nd Quarter Music Project “Say, Play, or Display” due.
 
Say, Play, Display Info HERE!

DECEMBER CONCERTS!

  • Monday, December 9th SPARK Band and Orchestra Concert in the SPARK Cafeteria 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 11th “Cocoa and Caroling” with SPARK Chorus and AC at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (optional)
  • Wednesday, December 18th SPARK and Mary Lin Choruses 6:00pm in the Mary Lin Auditorium  (Chorus and AC Call time 4:30pm) All Chorus & AC members are expected to be present.

Be sure to let Ms. Turgeon, Ms. Valkova, or Ms. Moore know if your child is NOT available for any of these performances ASAP! Every musician is important!