January started off with some flurries, and turned into a snow storm of musical fun:) Students and choirs sang for weekly masses, Annie Jr. auditions, and now Kindergarten-3rd grade is getting ready to attend a Lollipop concert on February 13th at Victory Theatre. Afterwards, we will be attending the Children’s Museum.
I want to say thank you to all that auditioned for roles in Annie Jr., and to hopefully add a few words of encouragement. We had almost 40 students audition for the musical this year and not everyone saw their name on the list where they wanted. There are always going to be cuts made and I know it can hurt, but please continue auditioning and volunteering to be part of theatre, both in and out of Holy Redeemer. Your time will come, and it will be worth the wait.
Our 3-5 choir is working really hard at preparing the music for Catholic Schools Week and our 6-8 choir is working to share their singing in praise for our Ash Wednesday Mass on February 14. If you are able, we would love to see you at our weekly masses to worship with us.
Looking ahead -Music in Our Schools Month is MARCH!!!
We are also planning to take 4th and 5th Grade to the Victory Theatre for a separate concert that the Philharmonic presents. Afterwards, we will also be attending the Children’s Museum.
There will be several other exciting things going on during music, but one that I am excited to share is that my friend, Monte Skelton will be coming back to junior high music classes for one day to share some of his gifts with the students the day before Spring Break.
4th Grade will be getting ready to start their recorder journey in one week! Parents, I know you can hardly wait to hear the glorious sounds of “toots” and “tweets” from our lovely recorder students. I will also be sending home information about practicing and songs that we will be learning in class.
One of my favorite parts of music for Holy Redeemer is our Keyboard room for junior high. I am super excited that the students are learning church hymns, music from our Yamaha songbook, and learning to play vocal lines for the “Annie” songs.
We have started working with mallet instruments and are grateful to Mater Dei for allowing Holy Redeemer to borrow some of their bell sets so our 6th grade music students can have access to mallet instruments.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the music room in March’s edition!!
Parents and students, if I don’t say this enough- thank you so much for your continued support of the Fine Arts!!