We have started our new quarter in the music room with lots of activities. PreK is still learning how to keep a steady beat while we read stories and sing songs. Our 5th grade has started their song unit. We will listen to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” while reading a book illustrated by Ashley Bryan. Each class will make their own “What a Wonderful World” book in class and then present it to their teacher to keep in the classroom. You can stop in the classroom and have a look at your student’s illustration. Next, we will learn about ballads while listening to “The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald” and “American Pie”. Our 6th grade has started their Jazz unit. We are studying the songs of the slaves and how this evolved into Ragtime and Blues which evolved into New Orleans (Dixieland) Jazz. We will be studying several jazz musicians and the styles of jazz from late 1800’s to 1950’s. Students will be assigned a jazz musician and complete a report. This assignment will be handed out the week of January 22nd & January 29th and will be attached to our website. Our 7th grade has started their Era Research Project and Presentation assignment. Each student is assigned an Era and a topic within that era to research and then prepare a Prezi presentation or a Google presentation for the class. The students will also create a Prezi or Google presentation and present 3 major historical events of their era. This assignment will be attached to our website. It’s an exciting time in the early morning hours in the music room because our Show Choir will begin rehearsals. We will be singing songs from “Trolls” and will start learning choreography soon. We have our rehearsal schedule attached to our website. Earlier this month we had the opportunity to accompany ten of our 7th & 8th grade students to the Nebraska Middle School Honor Choir for a day of singing. We shared our day with Victor Johnson as our clinician. Parents and family members joined us for a concert at the end of the day. The students had a wonderful experience singing with other middle school students. Stay warm Mrs. Drvol
The music room is hopping and swinging this October with the sounds of high school musical, Girls Chorus, 2nd & 4th grade Christmas program & PreK & Kindergarten Christmas programs. 5th & 6th grade musical is in full swing with rehearsals of the 18 scenes, songs and dances. I have also sent home a costume list. If your child has not brought the costume sheet to you, then it is available on the Music Classroom school website or you can let me know I will email it to you. We have 3 weeks before showtime. Excitement everywhere! Thank you ahead of time for all your support.
The Cast list for High School Musical Jr. is final.
We are so excited to start our rehearsals. I have made a classroom link for the next 2 weeks of rehearsals. If your child did not bring home a rehearsal schedule you can find the information on this website. I will be sending costume information home as soon as I finalize it. Stay tuned for further information. Go Wildcats!
Cast List: “High School Musical Jr.”
Troy Bolton Daniel R 6A/Chad Caleb D 6A Zeke Charlie M 6D/Jason Sam N 6B Rory R 6B /Carter R 6B/Nathan B 5C Henry O 5C/Mathiang M 5C/Nick W 5C Drew M5D/Collin B5A
Jock Opposing Team/*see Scene 9 below
Philip D6A/Bryce K6A/Patrick A6B Ben R6C/Will O6D
Gabriella Montez Abi H6C Taylor McKessie Mary M6B Martha Cox Lilly R B6B Kratnoff Coventry T5D Jack Scott Paul Hansen6B Jay Scott Leo R6C Delaney O6D/Mary K6C/Lucy S6D Celia M6A/Audrey B5D/Reese W5C Alex t6B/Kameron D6D Decathlon Competitors Jane K6A/Sarah P6A Saniah S6A
Sharpay Evans Lily H6D Ryan Evans Gabe O6C Kelsi Nielsen Sophie O6D James Colton N5A Susan Annie H5C Cathy Graclyn T6A Cyndra Abbie H5A/Bailey B6A Josephine S6A/Gwen C6B/Abbey D6B Ashley H6C/Margaret H5A/Tommy N5A Bobby P5A/Eli W5C/Katie S5C Lainey B5D
Ripper Damien P6B Mongo Owen J6D Zach S6A/ Riley S6B/Emma S6C/ Liam F6D Phin R6D/Sam Es5C/Seamus H5C Daniel S5C/Kyle C5D/Peter M5D Tanner t5D
Darbus Ruby C6C Coach Bolton Graham A6C Ms Tenny Martha E6B Science Decathlon Moderator Caden B6A Referee Zach S6A
Caitlyn D(captain)6B/Schyler A6A/Madalyn S6A Maggie C6B/Izzy J6B/Maisy S6B Mary Kate B6C/Ellie P6C/Madeline H6D Kendadie R6D/ Reilly W6D/Scarlett W6D
Pom Pom Squad
Maria B5A/Lily G5A/Heidi H5A Monica M5A/Madison M5A/Armanii B5C Ellie B5C/Brigid M5C/Kate W5C Josie G5D/Grace P5D/Lauren S5D
Scene 1 Party Kids
Alex M5A/Sky N5A/Sarah S5A Ava H5C/Mary W5C/Juan A5D/Rilyn G5D Sarah M5D/JJ D5A/Brady K5A Ciimir M5A/Finn C5C/Ben W5C Gabe C5D/Brody F5D/Xavier S 5D
Scene 6 Extra Detention Kids
Ty C5A/Peyton W5C/Brooklyn S6B Sam F6C/Carly J6A/Alex J6C Vaughn S6C/Johanna F6D
Scene 9 Rebel Kids/*Rebel Jocks
Natalya J5C/Ana M5C/Kaylen B5D Avi K6B/Elise R6B/Maeva D6C/Makee D6D Philip D6A/Bryce K6A/Patrick A6B Ben R6C/Will O6D
Hello! I'm Carol Drvol. This is my seventeenth year teaching at St. Pius X / St. Leo School. I teach music part-time which includes PreK AM, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade music. I also co-direct with Mrs. English the 7th & 8th grade Girls Chorus and Show Choir. I look forward to another great year sharing music & learning new things about music with our students.