Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.
* Remember the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
* Enter the room quietly with a positive attitude. You may discover your hidden talent as you try a
* Students who disrupt the class will receive a warning. If the behavior persists, a quiet lunch, loss of the instrument for that class time, or demerit will be the consequence of that behavior. Class effort grade reflects this as well.
Keep hands, feet, objects and unkind remarks to yourself.
Raise your hand to share information.
Give your best effort.
Bring your materials to class:
* Grades 3-5 should bring recorders, pencils, and folders.
* Grades 6-8 should be prepared for each class with a pencil, paper, folder with notes, and any assignments.
All classes sing, play instruments, and learn to read music. Students are involved in planning their Special Liturgies. They learn about different composers, musical styles, and experience a variety of instruments.
**Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade: Orff mallet instruments and the rhythm instruments.
** 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade: recorder, mallets, rhythm instruments
** 6th, 7th, 8th Grade: guitar, mallets, percussion
I have fun with the classes and enjoy hearing their progress from week to week.
The Choir practices from 3:00-3:45 each Wednesday in the Music room (#35). This is open to students in grades 3-8. No audition is necessary. I am looking for children who enjoy singing! After practice, I will escort the afterschool students to ESCAPE. All other students should be picked up in the front parking lot at 3:45.
We have two concerts each year: Wed. Dec. 7th @ 6pm and another in the Spring on Wed. May 10 @ 6pm. The choir also sings at Mass.
his year, choir students are invited to sing for the Stones' River Women's Club Christmas Party and at Chick-fil-A . More details to follow....
Over 25 HRA students were involved with guitar lessons this summer.
Remember to practice each day. I hope you will share your talent at weekday Masses . If your guitar needs tuning, please bring it to my classroom and I will tune it for you.
All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students learn to play the guitar in our weekly music classes.
Forensics is the art of public speaking.
We meet each Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 in the Music Room #35. This is open to students in grades 5-8 who enjoy speaking or wish to become more comfortable giving presentations. We participate in about 9 tournaments throughout the year. Forensics season is from October-March.
As well as coaching the students at HRA, I am also the director of the Diocesan Middle School League. Please contact me if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org We are always in need of unbiased judges to help us with our tournaments.
To find out more about the rules, check out our diocesan website:
click on school, departments, then diocesan forensics
Classwork and Homework guidelines:
Recorder students are encouraged to practice about 10 minutes each evening. HRA purchases the recorders for 3rd grade students and new students. New recorders may be purchased for $5.00.
Students are required to have a music folder for study sheets and music. Middle school students are tested regularly during the year on their knowledge of music terms, composers, instruments, theory, and history. Materials for Middle School class are: a folder with pockets, a pencil or erasable pen, and paper. Daily grades are affected if students are unprepared.
Middle school students will have a project this year.
Student Projects and Classroom Happenings:
Stop by and visit my classroom #35 at the end of the PreK/K hallway!
The students who visit this room have been very generous in adding coins and dollars to "the giving jar". Proceeds help Tennessee Right to Life and families in need.