St. Giles Fine Arts Night
Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Everyone is invited to attend! Come to view your child’s art in special display. Hear some fun and enchanting vocal music presented by grades Kindergarten through 5th as well as 7th. Witness the processes for original music compositions as created by grades 6th and 8th.
Place: McDonough Hall. Face painting opportunities will also be offered.
This event is spearheaded by our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Dougal, offering an exhibition of her students’ original art works! In collaboration will be Ms. Logan whose students will offer a collection of musical delights. Ms. Carroll is supporting this special event through her technology talent and skills.
We await the wonders of spring! See you then!
From 8th Grade Teachers and Specials Teachers, including music:
“Dear 8th Grade Parents and Students,
With all of the exciting 8th grade trips approaching, we would like to make you aware of our trimester 3 policy for 8th graders. In order to participate in privileges such as Chicago on Foot, Six Flags, and the picnic, the 8th graders must comply with the following expectations:
Students with any outstanding missing work in trimester three will not be permitted to attend the school picnic. Instead, they will stay behind with a teacher to make up the necessary assignments.
Students with three after school detentions in trimester three may not participate in Six Flags and Chicago on Foot.”
Tuesday, February 27 – Practice before Mass. Sing for Mass.
Saturday, March 3 – Sing as divided groups only at your own time for Confirmation.
An update: Monday, March 5 – No Rehearsal
An update: Tuesday, March 6 – Yes- morning warm-up practice and sing at Mass.
Monday, March 12– Regular Monday practice
Tuesday, March 13– Practice before Mass. Sing at Mass.
Coming up! : Please follow regular Monday and Tuesday schedules unless informed otherwise.
Classroom Music for Grades K through 6th
Overall, the children’s elementary music classroom experiences are influenced by the music education methodologies known as Orff-Schukwerk, Kodaly and comprehensive musicianship. In that respect, all of the students’ learning, creating and performing via their joyful music-making and discoveries is experiential by nature:
- “Elemental music is never just music. It is bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener but as a co-performer.” – Carl Orff
Classroom Music for Grades 7th and 8th
The 7th and 8th Grade in-class musical endeavors involve small group, whole class and solo projects or creations. These incorporate choral chanting, some singing, use of percussion instruments, and writing. Also in the mix are bits of drama improvisation; non-traditional, basic composing; (One must not read music to do this) and sometimes illustration — whether auditory or visual. We sometimes use YouTube music, authentic samples, as springboards for inspiration. These endeavors culminate in brief in-class performances and presentations.
- “Every course in music, including performance courses, should provide instruction in creating, performing, listening to, and analyzing music, in addition to focusing on its specific subject matter.”
The above quote is from the source below.
Classroom Grading Rubric: For 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade, a rubric of classroom expectations is provided to the students during class time. We discuss how portions or all of the rubric directly apply to the objective of successfully participating in and completing classroom projects, performances, and presentations. The rubric also applies to preparing for larger performances such as the Christmas concert, the musical, and the Fine Arts Night.