Welcome to music at Longfellow School.
Music is food for the soul
Welcome to the 2012-13 music program year. We are looking forward to an exciting year of singing, saying, playing, moving and creating,
General Music K-5 - All classes at Longfellow have general music two times a week for 33 minutes. I teach all third fourth and 5th grade classes as well as Mr Naber and Mr. Podlasek's second grades, and Ms. Wieczorek and Ms. Huber's first grade classes and Ms. Vietzen's kindergarten in the music room. Mrs. Judy Friesen teaches all other Longfellow second, first and kindergarten classes.
Vocal Music - Grades 4 & 5 - The Longfellow Chorus is open to any 4th and 5th grader who loves to sing. We rehearse on Wednesday mornings 8:15-9:00 in the auditorium. There are performances throughout the year including the District Choral Festival Wednesday April 10, 2013.
Instrumental Music - Longfellow students may sign up for beginning band or orchestra lessons at the beginning of 4th or 5th grade. The lessons are free and the directors will help the families rent an instrument. In year one, our instrumentalists meet for small group lessons for one 30-minute period per week. In year two, they meet as a small group of like instruments for one 30-minute period per week, and also meet for a full ensemble rehearsal for 45-minute period.
As always, I would be delighted to chat with you about your child's progress in music. I will be in my room after school February 5 and 6, after school from 3:00-5:30 and from 12:30-6:00 on Thursday February 7. I can be here later in the evening, if you would like to set up a specific time, please email me at email@example.com to make an appointment.
Spring Arts Fiesta's
Fourth Grade: 6:30
Fifth Grade: 7:15
2nd Grade 6:30
3rd Grade 7:15
Please bring your child to the mini-gym 15 minutes before performance time.
District 97 Choral Festival
District 97's Annual Choral Festival will be Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Oak Park and River Forest High School Auditorium. Admission is free, come and enjoy an evening of over 750 voices joining together in song. Longfellow will be part of a chorus made up of Beye, Irving and Mann, there will be 3 other large groups also performing that evening. Mark your calendars for a truly magical evening of singing!
Longfellow Chorus permission
Cinderella came to Longfellow in October, thank you Longfellow PTO!We are so fortunate to have the Opera for the Young visit our school again this year. A huge thank you to the Longfellow PTO for once again for covering the fee for the opera. All of our students learn some of the singing parts of the opera, and a few also become part of the performance experience on the day of the performance. This is the ninth year the PTO has brought the opera to Longfellow Elementary! Thank you Longfellow PTO.
5th Grade class to visit the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on April 30, 2013.
In the News!
Several students were pictured in an article about the District's new instrument purchase.
Painless ways to raise money for Longfellow, sponsored by the Longfellow PTO
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Box Tops for Education: http://givebacktoschools.avery.com/schools/index
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