March 2017, SAS Music Class Contents

Effective Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017

During the last part of Third Quarter the first two week of March, all classes from 3rd to 8th grade levels will continue reviewing and reinforcing whole, half and quarter notes and rests. MS students are also expected to have mastered rhythm exercises including quarter and, -tentative-, eighth notes and rests.

During March, vocal and instrumental responses in music class will include singing/playing April 7th All-School Mass songs. This mass' song lineup includes "Above All," "Lord, Let Me Walk," "You Were On The Cross," "Oceans," "God Of This City."

As time permits, all students from 3rd grade to middle school levels will celebrate the life and work of the great Baroque period German composer Johann Sebastian Bach by completing short written assignments about him.

As time permits 4th to 8th grade classes will celebrate Black History month by viewing video clips, answering questions, researching and making presentations about distinguished Black American musicians and singers such as Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Huston; and R&B bands such as Earth, Find and Fire. Kool and the Gang, and others.

Grade Level

Class Activities

PK, Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grade

Music theory / Notes and Rests Sight Reading, Music Notation Rudiments: The Whole Note and the Whole Rest

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Whole, Half, and (tentative) Quarter Notes and Rests: Ear Training / Music Theory / Notes and Rests Sight Reading

Middle School

Whole, Half, Quarter, and (tentative) Eighth Notes and Rests: Ear Training / Music Theory / Notes and Rests Sight Reading

All-Classes from Kinder to 8th Grade

Sing/play April 7 school mass song refrains and Lenten mass settings

Kinder to Middle School Level Classes

View video clips, answer questions, discuss articles, and complete worksheets about the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.