2015 Holiday Virtual Concert

This year we are trying something new- a Holiday Virtual Concert! Normally we just do a late November fall concert, and then sing at special performances in December like tree lighting ceremonies.  This year, we decided to put together a virtual concert that could showcase our students and their talents in a format that wouldContinue reading “2015 Holiday Virtual Concert”

“Bad Blood” on RockFriday

Our First Rock Friday song this year was Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar.  This song was an immediate hit with our program.  The girls liked it because what middle school girl doesn’t want to be Taylor Swift, and the guys were still engaged because they could rap. First, Mr. Brad reproduced the song inContinue reading ““Bad Blood” on RockFriday”

You Want a Chalkboard?

Yesterday, a visiting high school administrator observed our special music class.  Her first comment when entering the classroom was, “Wow, this doesn’t look like a chorus room!” I mulled that over in my head all afternoon.  What is typically expected of a chorus room?  Chairs, black binders, stacks of sheet music, a director’s stand, andContinue reading “You Want a Chalkboard?”