Greetings, Prep 1 Families!
Thank you for another lovely week of rehearsals – we are covering so many different concepts and activities each week, and everyone is making great progress.
Please ensure that you have ordered your singer’s uniform –Merry Mart Uniforms tends to sell out of the Prep skirts fairly quickly. Singers will need to be in full Cantabile uniform at the Prep 1 Recitals. Please note that Prep 1 singers need to be wearing the red polo shirts with the Cantabile logo, and uniform black pants for boys, and skirts for girls. They need to be ordered THIS WEEKEND otherwise they will not arrive on time!
The children also engaged both their “attic” and “basement” voices by creating sounds with their ‘vocal elevators,” and echoing Rex the Horse.
We started a fun new song honoring Hanukkah, called O Hanukkah– please share the attached pictures and lyrics with your child this week, and ask to see our fun dance moves!
We also used paper raindrops to sight-sing on solfege syllables doh, mi, sol, and la. The kids had a blast switching the order of the raindrops, hence composing their own short melodies.
The children were also super excited to play the instruments this week, creating the sound of different raindrops in Katie’s version of the song “Rain, Rain.” We are so excited for the rain to come this year, and we sang these words:
Rain, Rain, come and stay
Drizzling, dripping, fun for play
Rain, Rain, cool and clean
Stay with us, make grasses green
For homework, the children should continue to listen and memorize their recital songs:
And our most recent song:
Enjoy listening and singing these songs with your child!
Have a lovely weekend!
Katie and Jazmine