Prep 2 Blog

Greetings, Prep 2 Singers,

Thank you for a great week of rehearsing – it was lovely to have almost 100% attendance in spite of our different location. PLEASE NOTE: We are back at our usual location of FCC in Los Altos for the Prep 2 Monday and Tuesday rehearsals. This is in addition to our dress rehearsal on Thursday! The kids are sounding great and all their hard work and dedication is truly paying off in the quality of their singing – it has been a joy to make music with them this year.

**REMINDERS ABOUT THE ALL CHOIR SPRING CONCERT, DRESS REHEARSAL AND RECITALS**

ALL PREP 2 SINGERS HAVE A MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL for the All-Choir Spring Concert on Thursday, May 12!

Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Call time for Prep 2: 4:15pm (release time is 6:30)

Uniform: Singers must arrive wearing full concert uniform (red polos with black pants or black skirt with black tights). Shoes must be black, nice, but comfortable for standing. Please remember to have neat hair, out of the face! For singers who are new this semester, your uniform should be purchased here as soon as possible! Please contact Amelia Turvey at amelia@cantabile.org if you have any issues with purchasing a uniform.
Food: Eat something nutritious & energizing before you arrive! This is very important!

Please note: It is our recommendation that each child should bring a book or a quiet activity to the concert, as they will be waiting in their green room during much of Act 2!

Prep 2 will also perform in recitals the following week (please note class-time adjustments):

Monday Prep 2 Class Recital: Monday, May 16 – 4.00-4:45 pm Sign up for the potluck here

Tuesday Prep 2 Class Recital: Tuesday, May 17th – 4.30-5.15 pm Sign up for the potluck here 

Thursday Prep 2 (early) Class Recital: Thursday, May 19th – 4:30-5:15 pm Sign up for the potluck here

Thursday Prep 2 (late) Class Recital: Thursday, May 19th – 5:30-6:15 pm Sign up for the potluck here

Repertoire

Below are links to all the songs the children are singing in the concert and/or their recital. Please listen and review at home!

Kokoleoko

Manx Lullaby

This Shall Be For Music (not Emily’s class)

Great Big Sea (not Emily’s class)

Ratlin’ Bog

Give Us Hope

Come and Sing

Have a great weekend!

Katie, Emily, and Jazmine

 

May 6, 2016

Week of May 5/ Class # 13

Greetings, Prep 2 Singers, Thank you for a great week of rehearsing – it was lovely to have almost 100% attendance in spite of our different location. PLEASE NOTE: We are back at our usual location of FCC in Los Altos for the Prep 2 Monday and Tuesday rehearsals. This is in addition to our dress rehearsal on Thursday! The kids are sounding […]
April 29, 2016

Week of April 29/ Class # 12

Greetings, Prep 2 Families! Thank you for another fun and enriching week of music-making in Prep 2. Please read the important information below about upcoming events, and the recaps of what your child is doing in Prep 2 Class! *Important Information About Next Week’s Rehearsal Location* Next week’s rehearsals will NOT be at FCC. All Prep classes will take place […]
April 22, 2016

Week of April 22nd/ Class # 11

Greetings, Prep 2 Families! Thank you for another fun and enriching week of music-making in Prep 2. Please read the important information below about upcoming events, and the recaps of what your child is doing in Prep 2 Class! Concert Season is Coming! We are preparing for two wonderful performances – Prep 2 will be featured in Cantabile’s All-Choir Spring Concert […]
April 15, 2016

Week of April 15th/ Class # 10

Greetings, Prep 2 Families! Thank you for another fun and enriching week of music-making in Prep 2. Please read the important information below about upcoming events, and the recaps of what your child is doing in Prep 2 Class! Concert Season is Coming! We are preparing for two wonderful performances – Prep 2 will be featured in Cantabile’s All-Choir Spring Concert […]
April 8, 2016

Week of April 8/ Class # 9

Greetings, Prep 2 Families! Thank you for another fun and enriching week of music-making in Prep 2. Please read the important information below about upcoming events, and the recaps of what your child is doing in Prep 2 Class! Concert Season is Coming! We are preparing for two wonderful performances – Prep 2 will be featured in Cantabile’s All-Choir Spring Concert […]
April 1, 2016

Week of April 1st/ Class # 8

From Katie (Monday and Tuesday) and Jazmine (Thursday 5:00): We welcomed one another with one of our favorite partner dances from Trinidad and Tobago, I Let Her Go-Go. Have your child teach you this dance and increase the tempo (speed) as you go! The children took turns leading us in various vocal warm-ups, including Scarf Sounds, Tuning Tree, and Bumble […]
March 25, 2016

From Katie (Monday and Tuesday) We welcomed one another with the African-American partner dance and song Way Down Yonder in the School Yard The children then sang one of their favorite opening songs – The Telephone Song – which really displayed the progress they have made vocally, and their growing confidence as performers! We warmed up with Bubbles the Fish, and then the kids took […]
March 18, 2016

Week of March 18th/ Class # 6

Greetings, Prep 2 Families, Thank you for another great week of music-making! The children are well on their way to learning their repertoire for the Spring performances. We are happy and impressed by their progress and enthusiasm, and each class is such an action-packed and fun-filled hour that I am often amazed by how quickly it passes – so much […]