Currently our Pre-Kindergarten students have begun working on learning their songs for their end of the year program “Born to Make Music” which will be presented on Friday, May 19th in the Parish Center at 8:45 a.m. Kindergarten are finishing their study of Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear, and Clara Schumann the Cat and will soon begin learning their program songs for their end of the year program “Possibilities” which will be presented on Friday, May 19th in the gym at 2:3o p.m. 1st and 3rd graders did a fantastic job in their performance of the soccer themed musical of “Goal!” First grade will now begin a unit on jazz and 3rd grade will begin to review note names and note values to prepare them for learning the recorder. The 4th graders had a wonderful experience with the Recorder Linkup program. They united with hundreds of other students from throughout the metro area for a concert with the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 2nd! They will begin a study of the composer Johann Strauss and will begin to look at their program for next year the last month of school. 8th Grade continues to study and is being tested over the musical eras of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. They are also working towards the 7th/8th grade Variety Show. Their auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the gym. Their actual performances will be on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th in the gym beginning at 2:15 p.m. Please see the Variety Show Link for more information on the details of the Variety Show. Lastly, we are proud to be hosting the Omaha Symphony here at our school on Thursday, April 27th in the Parish Center with their “Mission Imagination” program for our PreSchool, Kindergarten – 3rd graders. It looks to be an amazing experience!
Music Room Newsletter 2017
January 12, 2017
Currently our Pre-Kindergarten students continue to work with steady beat and matching pitch with various musical storybooks. Kindergarten continue to study Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear, and Clara Schumann the Cat. They have reviewed high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft and are now working with steady beats and identifying quarter notes. 1st and 3rd graders have begun working on their upcoming soccer themed musical of “Goal!” which will be presented on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. This musical celebrates the beauty and glory of the sport soccer and how working together as a team we can accomplish amazing things together! The 4th graders are preparing for the Recorder Linkup program. They are learning about reading music, working in a musical ensemble and concert behavior. They will then unite with hundreds of other students from throughout the metro area for a concert with the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 2nd! 8th Grade continues to study the musical eras of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic while studying other composers of Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven and Mussorgky and Schubert.
2nd and 4th Grade Parents – “North Pole Musical” Information
November 16, 2016
Dear 2nd & 4th Grade Parents:
Auditions are underway for the 400th Anniversary of the North Pole Musical and everyone is in a panic! The dancing reindeer are “hoofin’ it”, but don’t know what to do with Rudolph. The elves are tired of always getting the short end of the stick and are “singing the blues”. The snowmen want to “rock-n-roll” but are worried about the funky hot lights, as the toys just want to make their appearance. Christmas keeps getting bigger and bigger, but, wait a minute! Is bigger really better? See how Santa finds a way to remind everyone of the true meaning of the season. So, mark your calendars for the 2nd & 4th Grade Musical “North Pole Musical” which will be presented on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.
2nd Grade & 4th Grade students will be asked to “dress up” on both Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th for the matinee programs and again for Thursday night’s performance. (4th Grade parents see attached ‘costume list’ sheet) This means girls may wear a dress or skirt, slacks, blouses, and sweaters and boys can wear dress pants and shirts or sweaters. All 2nd grade students are asked to bring and wear a plain, solid red/white Santa hat. Please make sure your child’s name and homeroom is labeled inside their hats.
All costume pieces are property of the music department and I am asking that all 4th grade students leave as much of their costumes as possible in the classroom plastic tubs that will be located on the South end of their risers the night of the program. All other costume pieces need to be returned the next day, Friday, Dec. 9th to their homeroom teacher.
We will once again be offering a professional DVD that will be available for purchased. We hope that there will be a great interest so that you can come and enjoy the show without worrying about recording. An order form is attached.
In the evening, students are again asked to wear their ‘dress up’ clothes and report to their assigned classrooms in the South Building by 6:40 p.m. Room assignments are:
Room 4D: 4D Room 4A: 2A/2B/2D
Room 4C: 4C Room 4B: 4B
Please keep your child’s coat with you after you have dropped them off at their assigned room because they will not be allowed back in the rooms after the program. We look forward to presenting our program of “North Pole Musical” to you on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th!
Hi! I'm Mrs. English and I am the music teacher at St. Pius X / St. Leo
for Pre-Kindergarten-4th and 8th grade. I am the proud mom of two SPSL graduates - one a college student and one a first year teacher!