Music Notes

2nd Grade Music

Countdown To Christmas

During the month of December we will continue to work on our Christmas songs for our program. We will also be exploring other music of the season as well as Christmas crafts and celebrations. Continue reading for more details.

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2nd Grade Christmas Program

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 6:30pm

700 N Progress Ave

Siloam Springs, AR

2nd Grade Christmas Program

The second grade Christmas Program is titled 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. All 2nd grade students are involved and need to dress in the Christmas colors of red, green or white.

6:00 - Students meet in the choir room. Doors open to the Berry Fine Arts Building for seating.

6:30 - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas begins

7:30 - Christmas refreshments and gathering in the cafeteria.

The Christmas Gathering

Please plan to stay for refreshments after the program on December 11. This will begin at 7:30 and will be held in the High School Cafeteria.

If you are willing to purchase cookies for this event please have them to me by Monday, December 8th.

I am also needing volunteers for this event to help serve. If you are willing to volunteer please contact me as soon as possible.

Classroom Happenings during December...

During music class we explore music through listening, watching video of performances as well as actively being involved through singing, playing instruments and movement.

This month we will be exploring Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suit. This is an excerpt of songs from the Nutcracker Ballet. This week's piece will be "March of the Toy Soldiers". Below is a performance from You Tube showing the orchestra.

This song is very popular during the Christmas season and is played in background music in shopping malls, performances by area symphonies as well as used in television commercials. Make a game with your student in trying to recognize this and other songs during this season.

March of the Toy Soldiers from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky

Jingle Bells

We will be jingling bells this week for our Christmas craft for the program. If you have not yet sent your supplies please remember to send them to your students' classroom teacher by Monday.