Ditto from last week!  Everyone is participating and really sounding awesome when singing and playing!  It has been another marvelous musical week!
Is Orffing a word?  All classes (K-4) have been really Orffing it up and having a blast! For example, the third/fourth graders worked on layering 4 different parts as an accompaniment to a song they have learned ( glockenspiel, alto xylophone, woodblock, bass xylophone).  All classes are discovering how complex and fun it is to stay together with 9-12 students playing at the same time! The choir is really sounding fantastic!
Most eighth graders are now learning the notes on 2 strings of the guitar or have moved on to playing chords.  It has truly been a productive week!   
We are starting off the new year learning new songs and learning new skills!  The ECE students are learning new action and counting songs.  All grade levels (K-4) are learning songs that have Orff accompaniments.  The sixth grade choir is working diligently on singing two-part harmony.  The eighth graders are reading music as they play guitars.