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MUSIC CLASS UPDATE:

Hello students,

Moving forward, I will be posting all class assignments on Google Classroom. Use your Google login and the class code: xtwzc6i to access these assignments until further notice.

For 2nd grade and below, I will be posting  assignments on this page.

Please scroll down for further information.

Thank you.

– Mrs. Cullen

 

Week of March 23 to March 27

Little Angels, Pre-K and Kindergarten

Dear Parents and caregivers,  open the hyperlink below and follow the directions:

Music Game for Angels, Pre-K & Kindergarten

Grades 1 and 2

Hello Music Makers!  Today’s lesson begins with some rhythm echos. Then we will sing a fun song from Africa called Kye Kye Kule.  Finally, we’ll begin learning about NOTES. Second graders may remember some of this material from the beginning of the year. For you, this lesson will be a review.

Click the blue hyperlink below to print out the “Nut Note” PDF.  This is a pencil and paper exercise, so you NEED a hard copy.

Parents and Caregivers:

Please note, the hyperlinks will redirect you away from the Holy Angels page. To rectify this, I suggest right clicking on the hyperlink and selecting “open in new tab”.

Nut NOTE

Then open the blue hyperlink below to continue the lesson and follow the instructions.

March 25th 1st&2nd Grade Assignment

Have fun learning about MUSIC today!

Friday, March 20

Kindergarten

Daniel Tiger’s Music Room

Click on the above link. Have some fun today exploring instrument sounds in Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Click on all the icons that are all around the stage and the music room. You may find some fun surprises. 

NEXT:

 MUSIC – let’s explore high and low sounds today!

Watch Luigi’s baton and his friends sing a song about high and low.

Watch it more than once and try to sing along!

NEXT:

Please print out the worksheet below and follow the directions.

DO NOT cut out the squares. Just color your boxes to mark high or low.

Use the sound samples below to help you choose high or low.

Save your completed worksheet. I will be collecting your work when we return to our Holy Angels music classroom

HIGH LOW worksheet

 

 

After listening to the sound effects below, use the back arrow in your web browser to return to this page.

Teapot Sound Effect

Timpani Sound Effect

Double Bass Sound Effect

Piccolo Sound Effect

Lion Roar Sound Effect

Triangle Sound Effect

Bear Growl Sound Effect

Whistle Sound Effect

Witch Cackle Sound Effect

Tuba Sound Effect

Chick Sound Effect

Angry Pirate Sound Effect

 

 

Thursday, March 19

Little Angels and Pre-Kindergarten

Daniel Tiger’s Music Room

Click on the above link. Have some fun today exploring instrument sounds in Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Click on all the icons that are all around the stage and the music room. You may find some fun surprises. 

After playing the game, use the back arrow in your web browser to return to this page.

Wednesday March 18 and Thursday, March 19

GRADES 1 and 2

 MUSIC – let’s explore high and low sounds today!

Watch Luigi’s baton and his friends sing a song about high and low.

Watch it more than once and try to sing along!

Watch the following video below about high and low pitch

After listening to the sound effect, use the back arrow in your web browser to return to this page.

Teapot Sound Effect

Timpani Sound Effect

Double Bass Sound Effect

Piccolo Sound Effect

Lion Roar Sound Effect

Triangle Sound Effect

Bear Growl Sound Effect

Whistle Sound Effect

Witch Cackle Sound Effect

Tuba Sound Effect

Chick Sound Effect

Angry Pirate Sound Effect

Please print out the 2 worksheets below and follow the directions. Use the sound samples above to help you choose high or low.

Save your completed worksheet. I will be collecting your work when we return to our Holy Angels music classroom.

HIGH LOW worksheet

HIGH LOW worksheet 2

 

 

 

 

Click here to see an overview of the general music, visual arts and performing arts programs.  General presentation

 

This month students in music class will be exploring women musicians and composers  as we celebrate Women’s History Month.
March is also designated as Music in Our Schools Month, full of activities for exploring music, instruments and movement. 
Of course, we will celebrate the feast day of Saint Patrick in song and learn about Irish music and culture.
Eighth grader Basil Roumbeas treated us to a performance on his vintage accordion.

 

January Music!

There will be lots of music making going on in Holy Angels Catholic Academy to prepare for Catholic Schools Week.

 

 

Thank you to the members of HOLY ANGELS CHORUS, who led the congregation in song at the Catholic Schools Week Mass on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.
They started off our week of festivities with their beautiful voices, demonstrating one of the many facets of Catholic education.
A JOB WELL DONE!
Members who sang on Sunday include:
Molly Fox
Kayla Drain
Denise Annang
Morgan Gonzalez
Damian Contreras
Valentina Mejia-Lopez
Sean McGuinness
Holden McGrath
Donovan Darvil
Juana Perez
Olivia Spiropoulos
Francis Duggan
Emilia Cassamassino
Keely Lally

 

Students in grades One and Two learn mallet technique on the xylophone and metalophone, accompanying songs for Epiphany.

 

Another image of the children learning xylophone and metalophone.

 

Members of Holy Angels Chorus participated in the OLA tree lightning ceremony. They sang during the Mass and then performed Christmas selections for friends and family who came to the cafeteria to enjoy the holiday festivities. Their voices added a special touch to the evening!

 

Members of Holy Angels Chorus participated in the OLA tree lighting ceremony. They sang during the Mass and then performed Christmas selections for friends and family who came to the cafeteria to enjoy the holiday festivities. Their voices added a special touch to the evening!

 

 

December Music!

Click below to see to see costume suggestions for the annual Christmas concert.

Costume suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

November Music!

What’s new in MUSIC for NOVEMBER:

Our month of November started of with a performance by Holy Angels Junior Chorus performing “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” at the All Saints Day assembly. It was their first public performance and the excitement was palpable. 

In the lower grades our general music classes will include seasonal and holiday music, songs and games encouraging correct singing and use of classroom instruments to accompany our songs.

Third grade students will be introduced to their flutophones and begin learning intonation and fingering, while fourth and fifth grades continue learning music on their recorders. 

Sixth grade will be reinforcing their study of notation using “Music Maestro”, a series of interactive smartboard lessons and games to experience rhythms and notation in real time.

Seventh graders are becoming experts at identifying instruments of the orchestra by sight and sound. So far, we are moving through the string family.

Eight graders are listening to the tone poem “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens, and discovering the ways in which a composer paints a visual imagery using instruments. 

All classes have begun learning their selections for the Christmas Concert coming up on December 19th. Shortly, the list of costume suggestions will be posted.

All three Performing Groups have been hard at work learning music for the Christmas Concert.

 

 

 

 

October Music!

Kindergarten shows off our new powerhouse egg shakers, perfect for little hands that make big rhythms.

 

Student at Smartboard learning about the components of a note.

 

Second graders demonstrate a beat-keeping, coordination game that is lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

September Music!

Music classes have begun with great participation and enthusiasm. 

Younger classes have been busy keeping the beat with songs and body percussion.

Upper grades have begun a review of our National Anthem and other patriotic tunes, and have been busy learning our new school song!

Our new performing groups of Chorus, Junior Chorus and Tone Chime Choir are delving into performance techniques and starting to build their repertoires. They sound great!

 

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