Music

Welcome to Music Class!
Your child’s teachers are Rosanne Fraley (Mon.-Fri.)& Lois Kuhn (Mon.&Wed.).
Students are learning correct vocal production and are singing a variety of songs they enjoy that are grade level appropriate. Other objectives include movement, exploration, composition, and learning musical vocabulary, symbols, history etc.

FCPS Elementary: Visual and Performing Arts Essential Curriculum

FCPS Visual and Performing Arts Grading Guidelines Parent Letter

FCPS Visual and Performing Arts Grading Guidelines

ASSESSMENTS:  In order to accurately test students in grades 3,4,& 5 on their application/understanding of the music curriculum, there will be assessments given each quarter.  See my BLOG each semester for details.
**Students in Grades 1&2 are tested at the end of each semester on skills they have been
working on developing such as singing on pitch, identifying rhythm patterns, and Form: identifying parts of songs and how they are put together.

Yellow Springs Singers

This is the chorus for 4th and 5th graders. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:50 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. in the YSES Cafetorium.  Please arrive a few minutes early to be ready to sing on time!  This group will rehearse from September through February.
**There will be a December concert on Thurs.12/03/15 at 6:30 p.m.

**We will prepare an inspirational song to be recorded and played at an FCPS Board of Education meeting late February.

**Frederick Keys Baseball game - singing "The Star Spangled Banner" date TBA

FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus (Three - four 5th graders will be selected by audition in Dec.with an April performance at the Weinberg Center in Frederick- more information will come home just before auditions) 

Gov. Thomas Johnson Feeder Concert (CHORAL) - Concert Date is Jan.19th: mandatory rehearsal
at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m.  This is for 5th graders in the chorus.

Yellow Springs Band/Orchestra

Your child’s teachers are Vicki Crum and Chip Racster. Classes are held on Fridays this school year!  

Concerts and 5th grade CRES playing test are being determined.
**Gov. Thomas Johnson Feeder Concert (INSTRUMENTAL) - Jan. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful, musical school year!  Feel free to call or e-mail us!!

Thank you for the support of your children and music at Yellow Springs!