Happy Spring!!!

It’s almost May and the end of the year is approaching. We’ve had a productive year of learning about Music. Students have found out that Music is a language and we’ve learned how to read, write and play instruments.

Thursdays have still been devoted to Praise songs in the morning at our meetings. The students have learned many new songs this year to express our faith through Music.

The Spring Concert will be performed on Tuesday, May 23rd. Students will have a school dress rehearsal in the afternoon at 12:30pm and the Concert in the evening at 7:00pm. All grades will be performing. The students have been working hard on their songs and seem excited to perform.
Please save the date. More information will be coming home soon in regards to dress code.

Enjoy the warm weather!

Mrs. DeMarco

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone! What a great Christmas Concert! The Children really sang well and I’m really proud of them!
With the new year comes Catholic Schools Week. On January 29th, the entire faculty will be at 8:30 Mass. I hope to see as many students as possible because we will be singing in the church at the end of Mass. Also after Mass we will be entertaining you at the Pancake Breakfast with wonderful Praise songs we have been singing this year! I hope you are planning on attending to kick off Catholic Schools Week and support our wonderful Catholic School!

God Bless and stay warm!
Mrs. DeMarco

Tis the Season

It’s almost time for Christmas and Saint Joseph Parish School’s annual Christmas Concert!
The Concert will be in the Church on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00pm. The children have been working very hard to make it another great Christmas celebration! Hope to see you there!

CONCERT INFORMATION

December 13th, 2016
7:00pm in the Church (doors open at 6:30)
Students will be called to sit with your homeroom at 6:45pm.
Parents please have students use restroom before taking their seat in church.
Please no eating or drinking in church.

Apparel:
Boys: Nice pants and white or Christmas colored shirt with a collar. (red, green or gold)

Girls: Dress, or nice pants or skirt with Christmas colored blouse.

All: No tennis shoes or jeans

6-8 Grades: Santa hats

Daytime Rehearsal: 12:30 (wear school attire)

Christmas Concert December 13, 2016 @ 7p.m.

xmas-concert-slide1WHO:  K thru 8th

WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 7.m.m

WHERE: St. Joseph Church
Also note: All students are expected to  participate in the concert. It is part of their music curriculum and grade.  If for some very important reason a student needs to be excused  a request must be submitted in writing to the principal prior to the concert.

MUSIC NOTES

Welcome to 2016-17 MUSIC CLASS!

I am looking forward to another great year in Music class at every level. All grades will be singing, playing instruments and listening to all genres of music.

I am also excited about the ALL MUSIC ROOM we have now. Mrs. Maslach and I are now sharing a room. On Mondays the band students will meet in the room. We have a lot more room now with everything Music!

We will once again be performing a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert in our church this year. They are fun for both myself and the students. We have a lot of talented students who love to perform!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Again, I am looking forward to working with the students and discovering new and exciting music. My hope is to inspire and teach the gift of Music that God has given to each and every one of us.

God Bless!
Mrs. DeMarco

MUSIC NOTES

Summer is here and we had a great year! We learned so much this year and had fun doing it. The Spring Concert was wonderful and everyone sang so well! DVD’s will be available in 6 to 8 weeks. You should have received an order form at the end of the year.

I am looking forward to another great year in the fall with lots of new music! Enjoy your summer and I’ll see you in the fall. Have a blessed and safe vacation!

Mrs. DeMarco :)

Springtime is Here!!!

Spring is approaching and so is the Spring Concert!!!

During the winter months all classes have been learning about the fundamentals of music and exploring our creativity.  Junior High has been working on reports of Musical Instrument Families, Favorite Artists, and Music Genres.  The 4th grade has been learning the recorder and 5th grade has been exploring advanced rhythms, Classical composers and modes of music.  The lower grades have also been exploring rhythms and learning music from Winter fun, Black History, Valentines Day and Irish music.

Thursday mornings have been special with the addition of Praise Songs we have learned.

The Spring Concert will be on May 24th at 7:00pm so hold the date!

Have a Blessed Easter!

Mrs. DeMarco

MUSIC NOTES

It’s that time of year! Where did the time go?
It’s Christmas time and our school concert is right around the corner. The children have been working very hard and are excited to perform for everyone. Our concert will be held on December 15th at 7:00pm in the parish church. The entire school will be singing a collection of traditional and non-traditional Christmas music. You don’t want to miss this annual performance and I’m sure it will put us all in the true spirit of the season.
The Kindergarten and 1st grade will combine their efforts with a manger scene. The 2nd and 3rd grades will also sing together as will the 4th and 5th grades. The middle school will finish with their selections followed by a wonderful finale from the entire school. Please join us this Advent in preparing for Jesus’s birthday with the gift of music!

God bless!
Mrs. DeMarco

Notice of Conferences

I will be conducting conferences up until 4:30pm on Thursday Nov 5th.  If you need to contact me outside of that time please email me at: mdemarcosjs@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Junior High 7th and 8th

Junior High has been learning new Praise songs that we sing on Thursday mornings. They are actually singing and they sound good! We’ve been exploring music and it’s use in advertising and motion pictures. The students made their own radio commercials by picking a product, writing an advertisement, and finding the perfect background music. The students presented their commercial first without music, then with the music. They discovered the impact music has as it enhanced their commercials. The students are presently writing trailers for movies they have created and are using 3 separate musical examples to enhance the scenes they have written. Again we will view the scenes first without music. They are in the filming stages and I can’t wait to see “Joe Busters”!