2018-19 Choir Contracts: Last week to join!

Did your student miss rehearsal last week?  The week of Sept. 3 is the last week to join!

5th grade choir meets Mondays at 8:00 a.m. in the music room

4th grade choir meets Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.in the music room.

See the links below for the choir contract for the fall semester and choir t-shirt order form.

Please bring both the contract and the t-shirt order form/payment with you to choir or turn in to the office.

Mrs. Bush

Wysong choir contract 2018-19

Choir T choir 2018-19

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2018-19 Concert Dates

Tuesday, November 27, time TBA  Barnes and Nobel (Choir only)

Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.  Band, strings and choir concert

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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2018-19 Instrumental and Choral Music Rehearsals for 4th and 5th Grade

There has been a change in the choir rehearsal schedule from last year.  There will be two rehearsal times, one for 4th grade and one for 5th grade.  Groups will rehearse separately and perform together on concerts.

Mondays:  5th Grade Choir 8:00 a.m. – 8:45.

Tuesdays:  4th Grade Choir 8:00 a.m.-8:45

Tuesdays: 5th Grade Band 8:00a.m.-8:45. BEGINS OCTOBER 9

Wednesdays:  Beginning Strings begin meeting OCTOBER 10 from 8:15-9:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  Advanced Strings begin meeting SEPTEMBER 19 from 3:40-4:30 after school


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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 sing and play an instrument

1st Grade:  I can keep a steady beat

2nd Grade:  I can identify percussion instruments and play sound effects

3rd Grade:  I can sing the National Anthem from memory

4th Grade:  I can play B-A-G and C on recorder

5th Grade:  I can play chords to create harmony


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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 Fancuilla del West   Oct. 27, 2018

La Traviata                      Dec. 15, 2018

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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