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Barb Johnson



Our Spring Program went well and the students did an excellent job.  Our musical was a big hit and all their hard work didn't go unnoticed.  It was a beautiful evening which was a treat after so much nasty weather!

The 7th & 8th grade band students participated in the Interscholastic Solo & Ensemble Event on April 24 in Sioux Center.  Luke played a solo and the Band played two songs for a judge who then offered good comments as well as helpful suggestions on how to play even better.  

Our 4th graders visited Popplers Music in Sioux Falls on May 7 and got to try playing several instruments.  They all did well and 6 of the 7 have indicated they hope to be in Band next year!  

Lesson Plans for May 14 and May 16
Band:  We will be playing through songs in Concert Favorites, Book 1 & 2.  The songs are 3-parts which offers opportunity to play different parts and further develop their playing skills.
5-8 Choir & Music:  The Choir will be working on the song for graduation, "Lord, I Need You", and then will work on our sightreading skills, too, with some new music.  In Music class, we will review some music theory:  note naming, music symbols, etc.

Kindergarten:  We will learn about the composer Edvard Grieg, and we will listen to one of his most famous works, "In the Hall of the Mountain King".  We will do movement activities to music using "Get Up & Move!" as well as a couple songs from "Creation Celebration".

1st & 2nd:  We will be working more on rhythm by using rhythm sticks and the cd "Rhythm Sticks Rap & Tap".  The cd uses music along with verbal directions on what to do with the sticks.  We will also work on some basic music theory through worksheets from a new book called "Music for the Little Ones".

3rd & 4th:  We're reviewing note naming through some puzzle pages in a book titled "Nothing But Notespellers" both days this week.



  If you would like to visit us during a music class period, feel free to do so.  Let Mrs. Johnson know you are coming, or call the office.  You are welcome any time!

You can contact Mrs. Johnson via email at, or call the school, or her home (753-2378).


Here is the Music Room Schedule
  8:00 a.m. - band lesson
8:20 to 9:00 a.m. - Band

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. -  5th-8th Music
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. - Kdg. Music
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - band lessons 
10:35 to 11:05 a.m. - 1st & 2nd Music
11:15 to 11:45 a.m. - 3rd & 4th Music

7:45 a.m. - Staff meeting

8:30 to 9:15 a.m. - band lessons
9:15 to 9:55 a.m. - Band
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - 5th-8th Choir
10:35 to 11:05 a.m. - 1st & 2nd Music
11:15 to 11:45 a.m. - 3rd & 4th Music
11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. - Mrs. Johnson has Lunch/Recess Duty
12:45 to 1:15 p.m. - band lessons
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Kindergarten Music