Master Pin!

This young musician from Howard School continues to strive toward excellence! He has been awarded the Master Pin in band this week.  Now he is working hard on the Bonus Pin songs.  Great work!

A master has earned his Master Pin!

A master has earned his Master Pin!

Howard Cleanup Day Parade

We are so proud of our Howard Band and Poms Squad.  They all did a fantastic job marching and performing in the Cleanup Day Parade and at the Assembly.  We even had a photo taken with Mayor O’Reilly!

If you took photos and would like to share them with me please send them to my email address: reedc@dearbornschools.org

Howard Band and Poms pose with Mayor O'Reilly

Howard Band and Poms pose with Mayor O’Reilly

 

 

Maples Instrumental Music Concert

We are so proud of our instrumental music students.  They did a fantastic job performing and looked so professional on stage.  We hope you were able to attend and see their great performance.

This week we will meet for music on Wednesday for a Music Olympics Challenge. We are going to have so much fun!

If you took photos and would like to share them with me please send them to my email address: reedc@dearbornschools.org

Howard Band and Violin Info

Band students who are able to play Lightly Row and Old MacDonald from memory will be marching in the clean up day parade on Monday.  This will have no negative bearing on a student’s grade.  Those who are marching in the band or performing with the pom squad (violin students) will be given a Howard Sweater today.  Please read care instructions before washing the sweater.  Students will need to wear something under the sweater during the parade since I will ask for it to be returned immediately after the parade.

We will not meet for band or violin next week Thursday due to 5th grade camp.  We will meet at our regularly scheduled class times on Thursday, May 30, for Music Olympic challenges.  On that day all school owned instruments and books will be returned to me at the end of class.

It has been a great pleasure to work with your children this year.

🤗🎶

 

 

 

Concert at Becker

While we were getting ready for our 4th and 5th grade concert at Becker Elementary School we were surprised by a visit by our Super Intendent.  The violin class and I got to pose with the Students First sign.  Here it is for you all to see.  😀

The 4th and 5th grade students did a great job performing at their music concert on Thursday afternoon.

The Becker Violin class and Mrs. Reed pose for Dr. Maleyko with the Dearborn "Students First" sign.

The Becker Violin class and Mrs. Reed pose for Dr. Maleyko with the Dearborn “Students First” sign.

Concert Season has begun!

Yes, it is that very busy time of year where we have many concerts scheduled.

Fordson Track Concerts will be performed at McCollough-Unis School.  Tuesday, April 23, 5:00-5:45 p.m. violin and orchestra members from area elementary schools (yes, my students from Maples and Becker), middles schools and Fordson High School will perform in the gym.    Tuesday, April 30, 5:00-5:45 p.m. band members from area elementary schools (yes, my students from Maples and Becker), middles schools and Fordson High School will perform in the gym.

Students are expected to wear nice pants or skirts and preferably a dark color and a school shirt.  We want the students to be easily recognized by parents in the audience.  Just look for the school colors.

Other concerts coming up soon:

Thursday, May 2, 2:30 Howard Instrumental Music Concert in the gym. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.

Thursday, May 9, 2:30, Becker 4th and 5th grade Instrumental and Vocal Concert in the multipurpose room. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.

Friday, May 17, 2:30, Maples Instrumental and Recorder Music Concert in the gymnasium. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.

Monday, May 20, Howard Clean Up Day Parade featuring the band and pom pom squad.

Please email me if you have any questions.

 

Literacy Night at Maples

Mrs. Meyers and I had so much fun hosting a classroom for Literacy Night at Maples School last night.  Our theme was Super Ostinato (with an A B music form).  Students were divided into teams: 2 rhythm teams and 2 movement teams.  Each team had material to help them create their ostinato pattern.  The rhythm team had Super Hero rhythm cards they used to arranged and create their Ostinato which they performed on a non-pitched percussion instrument.  The movement teams had a set of vocabulary cards which gave them 4 different types of movement to perform in a pattern.  After about 10 minutes of practice we went around the teams and performed the Ostinato patterns; Rhythm, Movement, Rhythm, Movement.  We had a great time together.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are modeling the activity to the new group of students.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are modeling the rhythm activity to the new group of students.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are modeling the movement activity to the new group of students.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are modeling the movement activity to the new group of students.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are getting ready to fly like Super Heros.

Mrs. Meyers and Mrs. Reed are getting ready to fly like Super Heros.

 

Mr. H. assisting with grouping of students.

Mr. H. assisting with grouping of students.