My 4th Quarter Project

Hailey Bjerke

The Rooster

The Rooster is a fast, happy song about a rooster. In the song, it sounds like the rooster is happy and is just walking around being curious.

Edmund J. Siennicki

Edmund J. Siennicki was born in 1920. At age 12, he met Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The conversation they had greatly influenced his life. At Kent State University, he got his Bachelor’s degree and wrote Fight on for KSU, which is still played at football games today. In 1992, he was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Music.

Hailey BJerke

Hailey Bjerke is a sixth grader at discovery. She enjoys playing the clarinet. She also likes playing soccer, volleyball, and track. In her free time, she likes to read, do art, or hang out with friends.

Musical terms

mf - mezzo forte: moderately loud

f - forte: loud

decrescendo: slowly get quieter

p- piano: quiet

crescendo: slowly get louder

slur: smoothly so the sounds run into eachother


I enjoyed doing this project. It was fun to be able to choose what song we want to play. We could select a song that sounded good, was fun, and gave us a challenge. We got to research information about a composer and learn new things about him. We ahd to find all this information and then piece it together in a flyer. It was fun making the flyer because we could decide where to put each piece of information, and make it look however we want. This project was fun, and I learned a lot.