February 15, 2007
My 7th grade General Music class has been busy learning how to read a musical score for instrumentation and choral reading.
They have learned about:
Lines & spaces of the Treble and Bass Clefs
Note and rest values
Sightreading numbers for choral singing
Next week we will have a major test over this unit so study hard.
We will then begin playing the bells, orff and percussion instruments.
Who knows, we may even get a chance to compose our own song.
Posted by Smith at 11:03 AM
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MABRY SINGERS CHORUS WILL NOT BE IN SCHOOL NEXT TUESDAY, FEB. 20TH.
Therefore we will hold rehearsal on Wednesday, Feb. 21st.
Please make every effort to attend this rehearsal as festival is coming up soon.
Posted by Smith at 11:00 AM
Drama class has been studying the art of Pantomime. What very creative students I have in class this 9 weeks. They have pantomimed the following scenes in class:
King and Queen
Imaginary Box Escape
Their project are due Friday, February 16th. They will present them that day in class.
Our next unit will be the art of Improvisation.
Posted by Smith at 10:46 AM
February 14, 2007
We are in the process of studying the things needed to know in order to read a musical score.
In this unit we are learning the lines and spaces, note and rest values, time signatures and sight-singing numbers.
On Valentine's Day we created some new lyrics to some familiar tunes and presented them to the class.
We will be reading musical scores and playing the bell sets next week.
We may even have time to create a song on the bells.
Here are a few samples of their creativity:
#1 to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Pearl had a lovely boy, lovely boy, lovely boy.
Billy had a lovely girl and her name was Pearl.
Everywhere that Billy went, Billy went, Billy went.
Everywhere that Billy went, Pearl was sure to go.
Billy and Pearl got married one day, married one day, married one day
Billy and Pearl got married one day. They loved each other so.
(Tune: "We're All In This Together")
Pearl and Billy loved each other so much that after they got married they ate Hershey Kisses.
After that Billy gave Pearl a rose and kissed her nose and said "I love you" Yeah
by: Jenny E and Marcie M
#2 by Amanda P-B, Beth B. and Rachel B
So, I'll tell you who I love, who I really, really love.
So tell me who you love, who you really, really love
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna,
I wanna really, really, really, really say, I love you.
If you want to be my Valentine, You gotta buy me stuff
Nothing lasts forever but love me, don't you bluff. Repeat from the top.
#3 Original song and text by Hunter Y.
Valentine's Day is a wonderful day.
A day of giving, candy and love.
The time has come, we all give a few and a few give some.
Love is a gift and it comes once a year, so cherish the moment.
Let it take you away, for love is a passion, Cupid is watching, arrows are flying
for Valentine's Day is here.
#4 (Tune: Jingle Bells by: Mary B and Rachel S)
Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day is here
Love is all around you and the boys all think you're cute. Haa!
Pink and red, pink and red, pink and re-eh-ed.
X and O's mean love and kisses this special day of the year.
#5 (Tunes: "We Fly High", "Fergalicious" and "Walk It Out" by: Melissa C. Ally E. & Tamilore)
We love you. No lie. You know it. Lovin'
Choc, choc, choc, choc, choc, choc, choc
Make 'em boys go craz;y
Eastside love it out
Westside love it out
Northside, love it out. Out!
February 08, 2007
The rehearsal originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22nd Scene 1 has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 27th Scene 1. Please make a note of this on your schedule list. I will be in Savannah for All State Chorus on Feb. 22nd.
Posted by Smith at 08:47 AM
February 07, 2007
Our schedule for the Large Group Performance Evaluation in March is as follows:
6th Grade Mabry Singers: Monday eve., March 19th 7 p.m. Pre-festival concert at LHS Dress in longs blue jeans and a solid colored T-shirt.
Tuesday Daytime March 20th: Large Group Perf. Evaluation Field Trip to Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Depart school at 9:20 a.m. Come to school dressed in Concert Performance Attire and bring lunch money for the Varsity. We will sing at 10:15 a.m. After the Evaluation is over we will eat at the Varsity at Town Center Mall and be back at school by 1:40 at the latest.
7th grade Mixed Chorus:
Monday, March 19th Concert at LHS 7 p.m. Bluejeans and solid colored T-Shirt.
Tuesday, March 20th Large Group Performance Eval. at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Wear to school your concert attire as we will depart at 9:20 a.m. Bring lunch money. You will perform at 11:15. After the performance we will depart for lunch at the Varsity at Town Center Mall. We, too, will be back to school by 1:40 p.m. at the latest.
8th grade Mixed Chorus:
Monday, March 19th Concert at LHS 7 p.m. Bluejeans and a solid colored T-Shirt.
Wednesday, March 21st Large Group Performance Eval. at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Wear to school your concert attire as we will depart at 9:20 a.m. You perform at 10:15. After performing we will depart for lunch at the Varsity at Town Center Mall and arrive back to school no later than 1:40 p.m.
Transportation to and from LHS is on your own. Parents are invited to hear all three school's groups.
Transportation to festival is by school busses. Your child will need to return his/her field trip permission form in order to attend this event.
HELP!!!!I will need many chaperones for these groups. If you can volunteer your time please send me a note or call me at ext. 458.
Posted by Smith at 04:40 PM
February 06, 2007
WE WILL HAVE A PRACTICE FOR MABRY SINGERS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH. WE ARE WORKING HARD ON OUR FESTIVAL SONGS. YOU NEED TO BE THERE EACH TUESDAY FOR REHEARSAL IN ORDER TO ATTEND FESTIVAL IN MARCH. SEE YOU AT 8:15 A.M.
PRACTICE FOR SCENE 4 IS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEB. 6TH FROM 4:30 - 6 PM
February 03, 2007
Today the drama class (general music) was given a project sheet with many choices in which to choose. The due date is Feb.16th.
You may create a shadow box of a musical scene or a play scene
You may collect articles on current broadway or theatrical events from the newspaper, magazines etc. and write summaries on them to share.
You may watch a musical other than The Music Man, Oliver or Westside Story and write a complete summary of the characters, plot, conflicts/resolutions, and whether or not you would recommend it to others.
You may research an actor or actress and write about their early childhood, teen years, adult years and accomplishments in the acting field.
The reports must be typed and have a cover page and a bibliography with it.
This counts as a major project grade so do your best work. Do not procrastinate!!!
Please make sure that you have made your final Disney payment. Important field trip papers will be going home shortly that will need to be completed by your parent and brought back to Mabry. We will also have a parent meeting for the trip the end of February. We will send home information as to the date and time of the meeting at a later date.