Greetings, Prep 3 Families!
Thank you for another great week of rehearsing! There is so much enthusiasm and progress each week, and I know we have some great performances in store at the end of the term. Thank you as well for turning in your books and doing such excellent work – please look through your book to see any remarks made by Laney or myself, so you can work to improve in any needed areas of musicianship. Keep up the good work!
We are continuing to work on a number of canons, which are excellent tools for learning to sing in 2 and 3-part harmony. Some of these are:
Have your child teach you these canons and sing together in harmony – so much fun!
We are continuing to learn new dances and games, all which highlight the different cultures from which our songs come this semester. Some of these are:
This week, we continued to brush up on our rhythms with rhythm dice, and we also had the opportunity to hear everyone sing beautiful solos with the fun African-American Call and Response song, The Telephone Song. We also sang some fun new warm-ups which the singers helped to lead, including Tuning Tree, Mama Made Me Mash My M and Ms and Under the Sea Vocal Explorations!
This weekend, please sit down with your music, and listen to the following songs:
Kokoleoko and Sarasponda are in 2-part harmony – listen for when the parts split and to what your vocal line is doing! Sing along, and clap the rhythm of your part.
Summer Camp Registration is Open!
We have three exciting weeks of summer singing camp in July, geared towards the Prep 1-3 age groups. I am excited to be leading these camps, along with our fabulous instructor, Jazmine Harnishfeger-Brand. Please read up on the different themes and how to sign up – it will be summer of musical fun!
Dates Theme Time
Week 1 July 11-15 Faraway Kingdoms 8:30-12:00
Week 2 July 18-22 The Magic of Opera! 8:30-12:00
Week 3 July 25-29 Carnival of the Animals 8:30-12:00
How to Register:
Through the Parks and Rec Department in Los Altos Hills Activity Guide:
Contact Phone: Sarah Gualtieri; 650-947-2518
Through the Parks and Rec department in Los Altos Activity Guide:
Contact Phone: 650-947-279
We look forward to seeing you next week!
Katie and Laney