Auditions: LPS All-City Girls Chorus

The Choir is open to girls who will be in grades 6-8 during the 2018-19 school year.

Auditions are Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Southeast High School vocal room.  Be prepared to sing America (My Country Tis of Thee).  Let me know if you want help to prepare for this audition.

Visit for more information.  Contact Wes Hansmeyer at with questions.

See Mrs. Bush for information to take home if interested.

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Next 5th Grade Opera Saturday, April 28

Our last opera of the season is Cendrillon, a Cinderella story by Massenet.  All 5th graders will be studying this in class.  Permission slips with detailed information went out Friday April 6, but if you need another one, you may print out the information below.

2018 HD at the Met parent letter 3



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3rd Grade Play Final Information

For our 3rd Grade families – Here are the final details for our play!

When to arrive:  Please arrive between 6:30-6:45. Students will need to go their classrooms. The play begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room and should run @30-35 minutes

What to wear:  Students just dress comfortably for “school”.  No dressing up please, no heels on the girls.  Maybe a Wysong t-shirt if you have one.  Other specific characters should have received costume suggestions.

CORRECTION:  In the last note sent home, I listed Alexis Koral as one of the ABC’s.  It should have been Alexis O’Keefe.  My apologies for any confusion.  The ABC’s need to wear all black or as close as you can get.

As always, let me know if you have any questions at

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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 26th year of teaching and my 13th year with LPS with additional teaching experiences in Kentucky and Ohio.  This next year I am also serving on the National Executive Board of the National Association for Music Education as President Elect 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  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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2017-18 Concert Dates

Please refer to this post often as we may add additional information or dates as the year progresses.  These are the dates we currently have on the calendar:

3rd Grade Play

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room

Spring Band, Strings, and Choir Concert (4th and 5th grade)

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room

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2017-18 Instrumental and Choral Music Rehearsals for 4th and 5th Grade

The following is the schedule for before school band, strings and choir rehearsals.

Tuesday – 5th grade band

Wednesday – 4th grade strings

Thursday – 5th grade strings

Friday – 8:00 a.m. 4th and 5th grade choir

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Summer Singing Opportunities

Nebraska Arts Academy of Vocal Arts (NAOVA)  Vocal training and private instruction for students in grades 2-8.  Runs September through May.  For more information go to their website at

LPS Summer Choir Camp

Please see brochure below:

5th Summer Choral Camp 2018.pdf

Additional LPS Summer Music Opportunities

Summer Music Camps

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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 move to a steady beat.

1st Grade:  I can listen to sounds around me.

2nd Grade: I can discuss the woodwind family of instruments.

3rd Grade:  I can practice speaking, singing and dancing for our class play.

4th Grade:  I can write rhythms with two eighths/sixteenth and sixteenth/two eighths.

5th Grade:  I can sing or speak blues lyrics I wrote with 12 bar blues chords.

5th graders are also preparing to attend the opera on April 28.  Please see opera post for more information.

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Student Access to Quaver Curriculum

I’m excited to let you know that students can have access to the Music Curriculum (Quaver) at home!  Here are the instructions:

  1. Go on the LPS website and type in Quaver in the search bar.
  2. The students will then have to enter their LPS user name and password.
  3. That will then redirect them to a page that asks them if they have a Quaver account. They need to click the answer under No “create new account” and then it automatically signs them in.
  4. Once they do this, they won’t have to answer the question about an account again, it will just automatically sign them in when they put in their user name and password.

Enjoy exploring this curriculum and creating music!

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The Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live in Schools at Wysong

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.

Dates and times for operas during the 2017-18 season:

Saturday, Mar. 31  11:55 a.m.  Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)

Saturday, Apr. 28   11:55 a.m.  Cendrillon (Massenet)



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