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Welcome to Music! :)


 Music is not what I do, it's who I am.


Sheet music for the Winter Concert for

Concert, Symphonic, and Jazz Band are online.

Please download all necessary parts. 


 

Important Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year: 

  • NFA Band Day: 
  • ERMS Music Festival Auditions: Saturday, November 3rd 
  • Veterans Day Assembly: Monday, November 12th 
  • Winter Concert: Tuesday, December 11th
  • Pep Rally: TBD
  • ERMS Music Festival Rehearsal & Concert: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th
  • Talent Show: TBD
  • Spring Concert: TBD
  • 8 AM Rehearsals: TBD
  • Graduation:  TBD 
  • NFA Summer Band: (Students entering grades 5-9) TBD 


If you have an instrument (in working condition) kicking around and would like to see someone get use out of it, why not donate it to Voluntown's Music Department! VES currently owns twenty-nine working instruments which are loaned out to students who otherwise would not be able to play in band. Please contact Ms. Knickerbocker if interested. :)

 


Chorus:

  • Chorus meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:17. Bring a pencil, your folder, and singing voices! :) 
     


General Music:

  • Junior High: Students are spending trimester one exploring an evolution of music. The unit begins with students listening to music from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century. Each song that students listen to, they either write a journal entry or answer a discussion question. As a class, we discuss the music and its relevance to the history of music. 

  • Fifth Graders: In trimester one, students focus on learning the fundamentals of singing. Students also work on solfege and identifying steps and skips within music. Students perform the melody of the music on a variety of instruments. The harmony of songs is also discussed and students break apart chords in a song. As a class, we sing songs, playing the melody and harmony on instruments. In addition, we worked on creating an ostinato using a variety of rhythms and percussion instruments. 
     
  • Fourth Graders 

  • Third Graders 
     
  • Second Graders 

  • First Graders 
     
  • Kindergarteners 
     

Instrumental Music:

  • ***Please download and print out copies of the Winter Concert music in the Music Download section of the site.
  • Concert Band meets on Mondays at 2:30 and Thursdays (with fourth graders) at 8:50. 
  • Symphonic Band meets on Tuesdays at 8:50 and Fridays at 2:30. 
  • Jazz Band meets on Fridays at 8:50.
     

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