Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 25

Pancake Breakfast

Our Intermediate choir and Grade 7 Band are scheduled to perform at Marlborough’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, December 13th.  This will be the Grade 7 Band’s first performance of the year.  Many of the Grade 7 Band students just began learning their instruments at the end of September.  The students have been working very …

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Nov 24

Mrs. Johnson’s Music Class: Mr. Bergeron and Ms. Ford

Over the past few weeks, students in Grade 4 have been exploring rhythms based off of the Halloween song, “The Ghost John.”  Students began by learning how to learn to sing the song and eventually they were split up into 4 groups and sang the song in a 4 part round.  After that, the students …

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Nov 23

Mrs. Johnson’s Music Class: Ms. Thandal, Mrs. Hirji-Padamshi and Mme. Cosco

Over the past few weeks, students in Grades 2 and 3 have been exploring rhythms based off of the Halloween song, “Monster Stew.”  Students were split up into groups and were given the task to create a list of items that they could put in a monster stew.  However the items they chose had to …

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Nov 23

Remembrance Day Assembly

On Thursday November 10th, both the Primary and Intermediate choirs performed at our Remembrance Day assembly.  Under the direction of Mrs. Lazaruk and accompanied by Mrs. Winter and two of student violinists, the choir began the assembly with a moving rendition of the well known hymn, “Amazing Grace.”  To close the assembly, both the Intermediate …

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Nov 04

Remembrance Day Assembly

Our Remembrance Day assembly will be held on Thursday November 10th at 11 a.m. in the West Gym.  Both the Intermediate and Primary choirs will be performing at this solemn assembly.

Nov 04

Mrs. Johnson’s Music Classroom

Students in Grades 1 and 2 have been working on keeping a steady beat in music this term.  Students have explored different ways to keep a beat including through movement (marching, dancing, patting different parts of their bodies) as well as playing instruments.  For Halloween, students learned the song, “Pumpkin Stew.”  Classes started by learning …

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Nov 04

Our Marlborough Choirs

Both our Intermediate and Primary choirs are officially up and running.  Primary choir is open to students in Grades 2 and 3 and rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 12:15 in the Band room in the West building.  Intermediate choir is open to students in Grades 4-7 and rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at 12:15 …

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Nov 04

Band testing

Band testing began this week.  Band students are expected to practice and prepare exercise #14 in their Standard of Excellence book.  Students will be evaluated on things such as posture, playing position, embouchure (how they form their mouth around their instrument), notes, rhythm and tonguing.  If any students are having difficulty with their instruments, they …

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