Dec. 16 concert details for choir!

Please see the letter below for final details about the Winter Concert for choir as well as the choir celebration and 2nd semester choir.

Final 2019 fall choir letter

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Food Drive during the Winter Concert

The Wysong Music Department is hosting a food drive for the Food Bank of Lincoln on December 16.  “Admission” to the evening concert will be one canned or boxed food item (or more if you would like!).  Thank you in advance for your generosity for those in need this holiday season.

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Spring semester choir begins Jan. 13 & 14

5th grade choir will begin again Monday, Jan. 13 and 4th grade choir will begin again on January 14 at 8:00 a.m. in the music room.

Students who have participated this fall do not have to send in another contract.  If your student who has been participating cannot during the spring, please let me know.

Students who did not participate in the fall but who would like to join us this spring will be given a hard copy contract or can access one on this webpage before break.

Wysong choir contract 2019-20

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Next Opera for 5th Grade! “The Magic Flute” Dec. 7

An email was sent today with transportation information for students attending this next opera.  Please let me know if your student is going and you didn’t receive this email.  The letter sent with the email is attached below.

2019-20 opera parent ride letter 2

 

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Congratulations New Choir Officers!

The choir held elections for choir officers, so congratulations to the following students!

President:  Morgan Allesandro

Vice President:  Chloe Saathoff

Secretary Treasurer:  Hazel Ockander

4th grade representatives:  Addi Shaw and Eva Baumfalk

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December Choir Schedule

5th Grade Choir will meet on Monday mornings,  December 9 & 16 (No rehearsal due to teacher plan day Dec. 2)

4th Grade Choir will meet on Tuesday mornings,  December 3, 10 & 16.

COMBINED REHEARSAL FOR 4TH & 5TH GRADE:  MONDAY MORNING DECEMBER 16.

Choir celebration date will be Thursday, Dec. 19 at 8:00 a.m. in the music room.  More details to follow!

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2019-20 Performance Dates

Winter Band, Strings and Choir Concert

Monday, December 16, 2019,  6:00 p.m.  Multi-purpose Room

3rd Grade Play

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m.  Multi-purpose Room

Spring Band, Strings and Choir Concert

Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Multi-purpose Room

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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.  This is my 29th year of teaching and my 17th 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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Current Learning Objectives for Music

Learning Objectives 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 identify and keep a steady beat

1st Grade:  I can identify and perform quarter notes, quarter rests and two eighth notes.

2nd Grade:  I can identify members of the string family.

3rd Grade:  I can define and sing a round.

4th Grade:  I can identify and perform eighth two sixteenths and two sixteenth eighth patterns.

5th Grade:  I can identify aspects of opera.

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The Met Opera’s HD Live in Schools 2019-20

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 2019-2020 Season for 5th graders!

Saturday December 7 – The Magic Flute

Saturday March 14 – The Flying Dutchman

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