2nd semester choir begins January 14 and 15

Choir begins again for 5th grade on Monday morning, January 14 at 8:00 a.m. and for 4th grade on Tuesday morning, January 15.  Students who were in choir last semester do not have to fill out another contract for this semester.

Students who were not a part of the fall choir who would like to join us this spring will need to sign a contract and bring to the first choir rehearsal or earlier.  See the contract below or wait for a hard copy to arrive at home.

Students who are new to choir will need a choir t-shirt.  The price per shirt is $10.00 and the form is below.

If you have any questions, please email me at jbush@lps.org

Wysong choir contract 2018-19

Choir T choir 2018-19

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Cast for 3rd Grade Play “Dig It!”

3rd grade students have seen the cast list for the play and I will post it on the webpage soon!  Great job everyone!

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2018-19 Concert Dates

Thursday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Band, strings and choir concert

Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.  3rd Grade play

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Hello Wysong!

Hello Wysong families,

My name is Mrs. Bush and I am thrilled to be the first Music Specialist at Wysong Elementary.  I just finished my 27th year of teaching and my 15th year with LPS with additional teaching experiences in Kentucky and Ohio.  I also serve on the National Executive Board of the National Association for Music Education as President  of the North Central Division.  My passion is passing on my love of music by allowing students to CREATE, PERFORM, RESPOND AND CONNECT to music.  Please check my page to find contact information, music curriculum, essential learning outcomes, and important dates/events.

Please feel free to contact me at jbush@lps.org.  I’m looking forward to another great year of working with and getting to know all of my Wysong family!

Mrs. Bush

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2019 (2nd semester) Music Rehearsals for 4th and 5th Grade

2nd Semester:

Mondays:  5th Grade Choir 8:00 a.m. – 8:45.  Begins again January 14

Tuesdays:  4th Grade Choir 8:00 a.m.-8:45  Begins again January 15

Tuesdays: 5th Grade Band 8:00a.m.-8:45 beginning Tuesday, January 8.

Wednesdays:  Beginning Strings begin meeting January 22.

Wednesday:  Advanced Strings begin meeting January 22


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Current Learning Targets for Music

Learning Targets in music are goals put in student friendly “I Can” statements.  While there are other activities we work on at the same time, here are the current essential learning objectives for each grade level:

Kindergarten:  I can make up music on mallet instruments

1st Grade:  I can play a bordun

2nd Grade:  I can identify brass instruments

3rd Grade:  I can try-out for the musical

4th Grade:  I can prepare for the Young People’s Concert

5th Grade:  I can compare/contrast opera to musicals.


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The Met Opera’s HD Live in Schools: Performances Announced!

Wysong School is fortunate to have been chosen by the New York Metropolitan Opera to be a part of their HD Live in Schools.  We are the only district in Nebraska  and one of only @50 schools across the country to be a part of this program.  The Met provides educational materials and free tickets for students in the 5th grade to attend Opera streamed live from the Met to the Ross Theater on UNL’s campus.  Tickets are available on a first come first served basis and permission slips are sent home before each performance.  Parents are always welcome to join us by purchasing their ticket at the Ross Theater before the show.  The study of Opera is an LPS benchmark for 5th graders in music.

Here is the 2018-19 Season for 5th graders (Saturdays at 11:55 a.m.)

La Fille du Regiment     March 2, 2019



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Nebraska State Fine Arts Standards in Music

The Nebraska Board of Education approved the first ever Fine Arts Standards in 2014 which include Visual Art, Dance, Theater, Media Arts and Music.  Please click on the link below to see the Standards in Music.  LPS is currently in the process of updating the music curriculum for students in grades K-12 based on these state standards.

Nebraska K-12 Music Education standards

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