Grades 4-5: In the month of May, 4th and 5th grade students will participate in a virtual interactive concert put on by the Rhode Island Philharmonic called Link Up: The Orchestra Moves. Students have been learning songs, both on the recorder and sung, that will be a part of the concert presentation. They will be able to play along and sing along to songs performed by the Philharmonic. An exact date for this virtual concert is still TBD.
Grade 5 Band and Strings: Band and Strings are still prepping for their upcoming concert on Wednesday, June 1st at 5pm at the Cranston East Stadium! The rain date will be Thursday, June 2nd at 5pm. Each group will be performing 4 songs and will showcase all the hard work that they have done this year. They will be combined with band and strings students from schools around all of Cranston. Band and strings students will also be doing a short performance at the 5th grade ceremony on Thursday, June 16th. Once this performance is complete, students who have been borrowing instruments from the school will be expected to return them.
Grade 5: Band and Strings students will be working on music for an upcoming spring all-city concert that is to be held on June 1, 2022 (rain date of June 2) at Cranston East Stadium. As more details become available, I will be sharing them. Students will be showcasing all of the hard work that they have done in the ensembles this year!
All 5th grade students must sign up for either band, strings, chorus or general music if they are attending Park View Middle School or any other Cranston middle school next year. There is an online form that has been emailed out and also a paper form with a QR code and website address that was passed out in school. Please complete this online form by Thursday, April 14th. If a student fails to complete the form, they will be automatically placed into a general music class.
Fourth and fifth grade students received recorders in school that they will use to practice songs for the upcoming Link Up with the Orchestra program in May. When it’s complete, students will be able to keep and take home their recorders.
Fifth grade Band and Strings students, please remember to bring in your instruments every Monday! We are back to weekly rehearsals. Keep up the practicing and good work!
DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY 2022:
In the month of December, music classes will start working on learning songs for our upcoming in-school Holiday Sing-Along! We are planning on keeping this tradition going this year in some capacity and we will give students details on how this will happen ASAP.
Fifth grade Band and Strings students also deserve a Shout-Out for their hard work over the last month with their progression in learning notes on their respective instruments. Nice job everyone and keep up the good work!!!
Music is off to a great start so far this year! It's exciting to be using instruments and singing again together in class!
Starting in October, our 5th grade band and strings program will begin. Both ensembles will be meeting on Monday afternoons, so any student participating will need to bring in their instrument every Monday starting on October 18th. We will have a brief meeting with students participating in the ensembles at 1:45pm on October 4th to go over expectations and any other questions that students may have. I am looking forward to having instrumental music ringing through the halls of Rhodes once again!
- Mr. George