My Grade 2 class begged to make their own bands. I’ve made quiet suggestions as THEY chose groups, chose instruments, switched instruments, came up with a rhythmic groove, chose a band name, switched instruments again, decided on solos, and then chose a beginning and end to their piece. Serious jamming at age 7/8!
The IRC Choir, Guitar Club, and Gr. 5/6 French classes performed beautifully with the O’Shraves band…and it was fun!
An enjoyable field trip to Bloor Cl. to hear the music we wrote on garageband be performed by ensemble, Continuum. Our video rocked too.
They’re teaching me and I’m teaching them. There’s so much to learn using music apps in music class!
Google this awesome band – they are friends of Ms. Greenwood and they are coming to IRC on April 14th at 1:30 to perform! Guitar club and Choir are performing two pieces each…with the band! The entire school is also learning the chorus to “Little Log Cabin” and the Grade 5 and 6 students will be singing an O’Shraves song in French. IRC parents – come if you’re free!
..”Me!” Focusing on writing note names, rhythms, tempo, and dynamics…IRC students are composing!
This week IRC students were invited to “share music from home.” They played piano and violin, showed off recorders and homemade instruments, rocked the guitar and drums, demonstrated how to play rhythms on a piece of paper, and sang their hearts out. Talented young spirit celebrated by respectful audience appreciation.
After our creative improv show we’re now working on rhythm and note reading …with a little composition, of course.
IRC Improv Night had Improv Troupe on Stage B and Grades 3-6 classes performing Music Improv on Stage A. The students wrote all the music, but none was written down. There was an iPad DJ, a student conductor, graphic scores, music to silent acting, and many more creative, brave ideas. Well done, team!
IRC Improv Night featured the Improv Troupe and they were brilliant. We also performed this past week at ArtsFest. Here are some pics of the students in action….