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THIS WEBSITE IS AN ARCHIVE OF OLD ELLENSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT CONTENT. PLEASE VISIT ESD401.ORG FOR OUR NEW WEBSITE.
Music
Instructor: Ms. Schneider   



Music At Valley View Is Fun!!!

Full of activities, experiences and fun -

fifth grade state honor opportunities,
choir for
4th and 5th graders,
lots of instruments, tons of movement,
and abundance of singing and playing games,
challenging and varied ways
 of reading and writing music notation,
and a huge learning experience f
or every student at every grade level.  

Come and join the creative, exciting, energetic,
enthusiastic and musical Valley View students
as they learn more about and explore the vast and exciting
world of MUSIC!


 

 


Quote of the Week:
 "Why do kids love music?  Maybe it's because music is fun - plain and simple.  It offers kids a way to move their bodies and use their voices.  It opens up their minds to dream about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.  Music is also such a valuable form of communication.  Our kids - American kids - come from more cultures and backgrounds than in any nation in history.  And sometimes the most fertile common ground they share is that of music.  Music classrooms are great places for kids to explore their creativity, develop skills, and interact with other young people.  Help your children get involved in music.  Support your school music program!"
Ronnie Dunn from the country music duo Brooks and Dunn

Class Announcements
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Choir Performanct at the Fair
Hello and hope you had a wonderful summer so far! We have two rehearsals planned to prepare for the rapidly approaching Kittitas Fair performance.

We rehearse at V.,V, music room from 5:30-6:30 on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 29 and 30t. I will distribute fair passes at those times. This is a get into the fair free ticket - not a ride ticket.

The fair performance is on Thursday Sept 1 from 2:15 2:45 at the Cioke Stage just outside the sheep barn and next to the gazebo. Please wear choir shirts for this performance and come ready to wow the crowd. Check in time is at 2:00. Usually there is a SuperOne lunch going on - lots of people will pack the place probably, so look for me next to the stage. I hope to have most of our choir members ready to show what we have worked on all this past year.,

Valley View performs first, then Lincoln and then Mt. Stuart. We need to set the bar high for our fellow elementary performers. I hope most of our students will be able to come to the rehearsals as well as the performance.


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Composer OF THE month Winners!!!
Mrs. Cavanaugh's 4th grade class has won the composer of the month contest for the year!!!
They will be treated to a special party on Thursday during their regular music time.
Congratulations to all of our student researchers.
V.V. Choir accepted into Music ExpressVideo Mash-Up
Congratulations!
We are pleased to inform you that your entry for the “All In!” video mashup contest has been selected as one of our winners!
Here's the link to the Video Mash-Up:
https://youtu.be/jC200E9u9u4
Here is the link to our entry video: https://www.facebook.com/ellensburgschools/videos/vb.1402864269980365/1639631159637007/?type=2&theater
We had a difficult time selecting winners this year - there were so many wonderfully creative entries! Yours was truly exceptional. Thank you to you and your students for all of your extra efforts to put your video together! We are in the process of having the mash-up video created, and we will send you a link to the video as soon as we receive it - hopefully by the end of January. We will also send you a DVD of the video as a recognition of your accomplishment soon after that.
So spread the news - your students are winners (which you already knew)! Thanks again for participating in our contest - we look forward to sharing the video with you soon!
Best,
John Jacobson's Music Express Magazine
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Kittitas Valley Children's Honor Choirs
A terrific program available for 1st-8th grade students is the
Kittitas Valley Children's Honor Choirs.
These choirs have opportunities for performance that are are many and top rate. Students who participate in these choirs learn quality music, sing in fun performances with top musicians, plus these choirs draw children from all over the county, so students get to meet new friends and share musical experiences with a wider variety of people and places than they can at their own schools.
Contact Sue Wilson at
susansings@ymail.com for more info.
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Ellensburg School District Strings Program
BEGINNING STRINGS CLASS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
7:30-8:15 a.m. at Mt. Stuart Elementary. (Students ride their own bus back to their own elementary school in time to begin class at their own school.)
Ms. Kara Hunnicutt instructor, 509 679-5123
ADVANCED STRINGS CLASS
Thursdays, 7:30-8:15 a.m.
For string players who have played for 1 year or longer
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Recorder information
Recorder parent letter for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade parents
All 3rd-5th grade students need a recorder they can use to practice and keep at home.
Valley View 3rd grade students play recorder all year. 4th grade students play recorder after Winter Break to the end of the year. 5th grade students play recorder from the beginning of school to the Winter Break. All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students also need a quiet place where they can concentrate and practice at home and a place where they can keep their instrument and music safe and ready to use. Only 5-10 minutes of practice a day will keep their recorder skills growing. Boogie Man Music, Fred Meyer, Bimart, and Jerrols all sell recorders. You can also find recorders in Yakima at Walmart, K-Mart and any music store, like Ted Brown Music in the old Ward's Plaza on Nob Hill. A good recorder usually costs about $5.00. A student should only need one recorder for all three years of playing in elementary school. It is the students responsibility to take care of their recorder and keep it safe and clean. 3rd and 4th grade students use recorder for their grade level state assessments in the spring. 5th grade students have the option of choosing an instrument to play for their state assessment. So your $5.00 recorder investment goes a long way in your child's musical success. Structured, daily practice helps students learn much more than music: dedication, concentration, follow-through, time management, and positive self worth are just a few of the character-building traits students can build with practice.
A very cool link for recorder fingering is: )http://www.hrs.hampshire.org.uk/finger/cfinger.html
Class Files
 ArtsElementsPrinciplesCha
rt-1.doc
This is a chart listing the arts elements, fundamentals and skills/techniques as described by the state in music, visual art, dance and theatre
 Extra Music Instructors in and around Ellensburg.doc
Want more music? Here is a list of music instructors in Ellensburg. Missing anyone? Let me know!
 lowsellegood.ppt
Music Instrument Families Power Point Download
 V V Choir Remind invite.pdf
Here are instructions for joining the text message reminder service for Choir.