Saturday, October 16, 2010

Video to Come!


The kinder classes have been working on different nursery rhymes since the begining of the year.  We decided to practice a performance run through in the classroom and video-tape the results.  We are in process of waiting for the disc to fill so please stay tuned! 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Junior High

Junior High Keyboard and Guitar

The piano students have been working diligently to learn enough fundamentals to practice a song selection of their choice.  Students work on fundamentals the first half of class and the second half, they begin their independent songs. Students are working on In the End by Lincoln Park, Airplanes by BOYB, The Super Mario Brothers Theme and Linus and Lucy from Charlie Brown.

The guitar class has been working on tablature reading with The Super Mario Brothers Theme.  We have also been learning about chords and the 12 bar blues form.  We hope to create our own lyrics with a 12 bar form for presentation. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

September and October Music Events

**Performing Arts Center Premiere**
The staff at Herrera Elementary School have been working hard to promote our new Performing Arts Center!  We are proud to announce the opening performance from many of our students and community members.  Please join us October 21, 2010 at 5:15p.m.  Students from Mrs. Eifler's fifth and sixth grade classes will be performing the Star Spangled Banner.  Students in Mrs. Eifler's kindergarten classes will be performing the Eenzy Weenzy Spider.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Upcoming Performance
The fifth and sixth grade general music and choir students will have a performance November 10, 2010 at 5:30p.m. in the Performing Arts Building at Herrera Elementary School. The performance is in recognition of Election Day and Veterans day.  Students will honor our veterans and people that serve in our communities and country through sharing their singing and instrument playing talents, as well as showcasing some of their compositions in the form of song and/or poetry. Please invite your friends and family as well as any current serving citizen or veteran that you know.

~Kinder, First, and Second Grade Performs~

On September 30, 2010 our first and second grade classes along with Ms. Pozo's kindergarten class at Herrera Elementary School took the stage for the first performance!  The
y took the audience through the days of the week.  Each song discussed something particular about that day of week in the scheme of life. Students from Mrs. Eifler's classes danced to certain songs and played a variety of musical instruments.  Mrs. Benson's dance class added songs from the months March and April in which they did special choreographed dances. 
Students that performed in this program were from the following classes: Mr. Ortega, Mrs. Diaz, Mrs. Esquivel, Mrs. Segovia, and Ms. Pozo.

Be sure to watch I like to Sing on the following video!