Welcome to Music Class with Mr. Swigert!
We are off to great start in music class, and looking forward to a great year! We are learning the elements of music through singing, playing instruments, and movement! We have several performances planned throughout the year! Check the performance dates below, and mark them on your calendar.
K-3rd Grade Music
- Kindergarten is now working on Unit 3! We will focus on keeping a steady beat, staying on pitch, playing rhythm instruments, counting, and spelling!
- 1st Grade is now working on Unit 3! We will focus on steady beat vs. rhythm, 1 and 2 sounds per beat, families of unpitched percussion instruments, and found sounds!
- 2nd Grade is now working on Unit 3! We will focus on music of a different content each lesson, musical form, musical notation including half notes and half rests, the pitch do, fanfares, and musical instruments!
- 3rd Grade is now working on Unit 3! We will focus on respect of others and our planet, family traditions, musical phrases, verse/refrain form, new rhythms, repeat signs, and the pitches low so/low la!
4th-6th Grade Music
- 4th Grade is now working on Unit 3! We will focus on 6/8 meter, a new pitch called fa, and how melodies move in repeated notes/steps/skips/leaps!
- 5th Grade is now wrking on Unit 3! We will focus on how music can be changed, styles, arrangements, harmonies, tempo, dynamics, 6/8 meter, major scales, and intervals!
- 6th Grade is now wrkong on Unit 3! We will focus on movemnt with music and dance, including the hand jive, stick games, pavane, line dancing, and square dancing!
- Choir is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Look for more information below under the Choir heading.
6th Grade Band
- Beginning Band is currently working on new concepts in our method book!
- SWE Choir is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, and will begin on Wednesday, January 15! We will meet every Wednesday after school until 4:30. See the permission slip below to sign up.
Performance Dates 2017-2018
Beginning Band Concert Wednesday 10/30 7:00 p.m.
*6th Grade Band only
Veterans Day Program Monday 11/11 8:30 a.m.
Beginning Band Concert Wednesday 12/4 7:00 p.m.
*6th Grade Band only on the H.S. concert
Winter Concert Thursday 12/5 7:00 p.m.
Spring Concert Tuesday 4/28 7:00 p.m.