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Music in Our Schools Month, 03/25/24

Music in our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month. Mrs. Demings helps students grow to their musical success in a variety of ways.

In our music classroom, students can be heard singing all sorts of folk songs and rhymes from both the U.S. and around the world. Our students also get to play a variety of percussion instruments ranging from basic classroom instruments like rhythm sticks and tambourines to melodic instruments like xylophones, glockenspiels, and recorders.  During different times of the year, you might also hear different multicultural instruments like tubanos, shekeres, and guiros and sometimes instruments that are built just for fun, like boomwhackers.

Listening and moving are also an important part of the growth of our musicians. We use our bodies to create shapes, tell stories, and creatively interpret different styles and genres of music. We also use movement games to reinforce rhythm and melody concepts, and we use folk and line dancing to work on phrasing, cooperation, and coordination.

Once each school year, our musicians get a chance to show you just a small portion of what they have learned in class by giving a performance. We try to include singing, storytelling, movement, dance, student creations, and improvisations as much as we can in each performance, so you can get a peek into what goes on in our music classroom each day. Upcoming in April and May, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th graders will all be giving their performances.

Here in our music room at Wolf Creek, our students are creators, thinkers, movers, instrumentalists, singers, listeners, readers, and a million other things.  But, most importantly, we are all musicians!