Music Room Update! January 2017Click on this link to view the BES Band and Chorus Calendarhttp://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=qacps.org_5nd915r0f4t4d6e26qo20r4tek%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_YorkBand classes are once a week for 30 mins. If students forget their instrument on their band day, please encourage them to join another class later in the week!Chorus classes are held during recess one day a week.Mark your calendars:8th Annual BES Talent ShowFriday, April 21, 2017at 6:30pmClick here to share your talent! TALENT SHOW PERMISSION FORMClick here for more informationBES Spring ConcertThursday, June 1st, 2017at 10am and 6:30pm.5th grade Band students will be performing and the Chorus will be performing the musical "Alice in Wonderland".The Chorus is made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who have been practicing during recess one day a week.All Band and Chorus students need to wear a concert uniform* for theEvening Performance.White shirtDark pants, skirt, or caprisShoes that are comfortable and safe for walking on and off the risers and stage.*Unless asked to wear a specific costumeIn music class, all students have been learning to read standard music notation (notes on the treble clef staff) to create their own music and to play instruments. In our adventure to find new ways to learn the names of the notes on the staff and how clap and count rhythms, we have stumbled upon some great music games that are available outside the music classroom!
To practice reading, hearing, and writing down music notation
We play games found at http://www.themusicinteractive.com/For 4th graders learning to play the recorder
Joy Tunes Recorder Master- This Free App and web based program teaches students to play the recorder and is available in itunes or online at http://www.joytunes.com/master/Recorder Karate Dojo- In the Dojo, students can practice their recorder songs with accompaniment.http://www.musick8.com/rkdojo/rkdojo.phpUsername- karate Password- rubric
For 5th graders learning to play the guitar-BES now has 21 guitars!!! Almost enough for every student in every 5th grade class to play a guitar the entire class period!!Students are encouraged to bring in their own guitar. Please use masking tape on the neck of the guitar to label with student's first and last name.Yousician- This free itunes app and web based program uses guitar hero like visuals to teach students to play guitar