Prep 2 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017

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Prep 2 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017


Recitals are coming!

  • Tuesday’s recital is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 4:15 pm the Parish Hall. 
  • Thursday’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 5:00pm the Parish Hall.
  • We will be hosting a potluck following the Recital, and we will send out sign-up sheets next week.
  • Singers will need to be in full concert dress for their recital. (You can read more about full concert dress here.)

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal

  • All Prep 2 singers will have a mandatory Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, May 4th at 4:30 pm at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto).
  • Release times are listed in this week’s Scoop.
  • Again, please make sure all singers are in full concert dress at the Dress Rehearsal.

All Choir Concert, We Are A Circle

  • The All Choir Concert, We Are A Circle will take place on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto).
  • Singers are called at 11:30 am that morning in full concert dress.
  • Make sure you buy your tickets!

Prep 2 Tuesday – Amy

Hello Prep 2 Singers and Families! We had a fun and very productive rehearsal this week!  We started our class by reading two mystery songs in staff notation on solfege with hand signs. After we identified the songs as “Lucy Locket” and “Bow Wow Wow,” we went on to play a few rounds of the solo singing game for “Lucy Locket.”
We then jumped in to our concert repertoire. The pieces are all coming along well and now it’s time to MEMORIZE! Please help your singer work on memorization by having them sing or just recite the words for you. All singers and sheet music and/or lyric sheets to use at home.  “I Am” and “Fairest Lady” should be memorized this coming week.  Next, we’ll aim to memorize “We Can Plant a Forest” and “We are a Circle.” Thank you in advance for your help with this and the extra time and work put in outside of rehearsals!
Please be sure to read through all information sent home by Cantabile – concert and recital season is quickly upon us and there are lots of details in our communications to you!

Prep 2 Thursday – Emily

Dear Parents,

We missed all of you who were gone for Spring Break this week!  Those of us who were in class got a lot of work done!

We started our class with a more tradition rehearsal as we are learning our concert songs.  We warmed up, and then went through  We Can Plant a Forest. Our class is singing Part 2.  We worked on learning We are a Circle. This song is very repetitive.  I think the kids all have the melody now.  Please help them memorize the words.  They should have a lyric sheet in their folder.  Finally, we sang through the beginning of  I am.  Please continue to have your children listen to all of these songs so that they are ready for the concert. They are also learning  There Has to be a Song. The above song names are links, so please use them to help your children.

Once we had finished with our rehearsal time, the children read a mystery song on the board.  It was The Swallow, so we played the game and worked on learning the French words.

We then invited the parents to join us for a round of Cedar Swamp. The children then put some rhythm cards in order and we read the rhythm with both words and rhythm names.

I showed the children the rhythm cards for the next song, J’entends le Moulin, and they identified it.  We sang it through, and then used our final 2 minutes to sing through Chocolat Chaud.

Thank you!  I’ll see you next week back at our regular location.

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