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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade 5/6 General Music Instrument Lessons Kindergarten Middle School Band Middle School Chorus

The 2014 Folsom Winter Concert!

Here ‘Tis!
Photos to follow!

(If you have any photos and would like to share them on the blog please email them to me at karkauf@gisu.org)

The concert was a great success, all students put in a tremendous effort, and their hard work certainly paid off.

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3/4 Grade Instrument Lessons Middle School Band

Jayson and Paradiddles, and Decking the Hall!

Jayson learned paradiddles in his lesson today. They are one Rudiment for drums. A Paradiddle consists of a single stroke, single stroke, then a double stroke. Check it out!

During one Open Music Room time these folks made a video of Deck the Hall. Sing along!

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1/2 Grade 3/4 Grade 5/6 General Music Kindergarten Middle School Chorus

Lyrics for the Community Sing-Winter Concert Dec 11!

After we share what we’ve been working on in class with you, we’d like to sing these two winter favorites WITH you! We won’t have much time in class to learn all these words so any help you can give at home would be appreciated!

Deck the Hall
Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yuletide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la la la, la la la la…

Jingle Bells
Dashing through the snow
in a one horse open sleigh,
o’er the fields we go,
laughing all the way, Ha, Ha, Ha!

Bells on bobtails ring,
making spirits bright,
Oh what fun to laugh and sing a
sleighing song tonight!

Oh! Jingle bells, Jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
in a one horse open sleigh!

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1/2 Grade Instrument Lessons Middle School Band Middle School Chorus

What’s New in the Music Room? Mrs. V’s class, Chorus, and Deck the Hall!

Here is Mrs. Vandedord’s 1/2 class performing the fingerplay “Grandma’s Glasses.” Fingerplays help us build expression in our voices, faces, and bodies, and stretch our imagination!

Here the Middle School Chorus sings a Major Scale on Solfege as a round. It sounds beautiful and is relatively easy to do!

And lastly, as we approach our WINTER CONCERT on DECEMBER 11th at 6pm, the band is getting ready to accompany all of YOU singers in “Deck the Hall!” Here Lucas and Emma play their parts! (YOU CAN START PRACTICING FOR THE END-OF-CONCERT SING-A-LONG!)