Congratulations to all the students of St. Stan's for an outstanding performance for their Christmas Concert.  Special thanks to Miss Welch for accompanying us, and to Mr. Ballard and the World Drummers.  You can find pictures by clicking the Christmas Concert pics on my site.

We're back into the swing of things in the music room.  Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will continue to work on note identification in the treble clef.  Grades 5 and 6 will also continue working on note identification in the bass clef.  They are all working to pass the proficiency assessment.  Their work continues on rhythmic skills which include whole notes , half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes, and all corresponding rests.  Grades 3, 4, and 5 use their iPads to reinforce these skills.  

1st and 2nd graders will also be working on rhythmic skills.  They're learning about 2 unequal sounds to a beat and 3 equal sounds to a beat.  They will learn a speech piece, A Modern Dragon, that uses these rhythms.  They will accompany the piece with rhythm sticks.  They will be listening for dynamic changes in music and will be following their listening maps on the Smartboard.  They will also learn to signal when they hear chordal changes in the music.

Wishing all of you a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Please join us each Wednesday for the Children's Liturgy at 9:45 in St. Stan's Basilica.

December 8th - Immaculate Conception - Mrs. Nadeau - 5th Grade

December 20 - Mrs. Skeels - 4th Grade

 iPad Apps used in Music Class
Note Squish - practice identifying note names in both treble and bass clefs
Rhythm Cat - practice rhythms with music accompaniment in the background.  This starts with easy rhythms and gradually uses more difficult rhythms
Blob Chorus - Ear training
Monkey Drum - Practice playing rhythms
Rhythm Quiz - Test your ability to play several rhythmic patterns
Rhythm Repeat -  - Test your skills at repeating given rhythms
Flashnote Derby - Practice identifying note names in both treble and bass clefs

You can also find the schedule for the Cathedral Children's Choir on my site. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 
452-3766 ext. 1108
Mrs. Olstad 

"Music is well said to be the speech of angels" ~ Thomas Carlyle

Julie Olstad