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Thriller

Halloween is fast approaching and to get in the spirit, the 6th graders spent the week looking at Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller.” We learned about new rhythms, special sound effects, and even got our groove on. Enjoy the clip below!

6th Grade “Thriller”

Hedwig’s Theme

The third graders have had an exciting week, exploring the music of Harry Potter. We identified different dynamics, different melodies, and different orchestra families being used in Hedwig’s Theme. Then we added our own instruments to it and performed it for you to see! Enjoy by clicking below.

Hedwig’s Theme

Duke Ellington Flashlight Painting

The 6th grade class has spent the week studying jazz composer Duke Ellington. To finish up our unit, we did a little flashlight painting to his famous composition “Take the A Train.” Enjoy a little sneak peek below.

Take the A Train

Chinese Ribbon Dancing

The 1st grade classes just completed a unit on Asian music, studying countries like Japan, China, and Korea. We examined different Asian instruments and talked about the common theme of nature in the Asian music. One of the highlights from our study was learning about the art of Chinese ribbon dancing. Please enjoy our video below.

 

Chinese Ribbon Dancing