Mrs. Mattson's Music Room
Find links and lyrics to songs from music class!
Spring Concert!! Congratulations to all!
Diversity Celebration Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM!
Song From Korea!
Mrs. Pauna shared this song with our Kindergarteners!
Song From Bangladesh!
Mrs. Tia Mahmoud shared this song with our First Graders!
Song From Mexico!
Two of our Spanish speaking second graders helped us learn this fun game!
Ms. Deshayes taught our 3rd Graders a song using French greetings!
Song From Ghana!
Dr. Nikoi shared this song about fried plantains that our 4th and 5th Graders will sing!
Superior Youth Choir Performs featuring our own Northern Lights Choir Students!
Lyric Opera of the North Performs for Northern Lights!
MLK Day/Week in the Music Room
Students 3rd Grade and up listened to "Lift Every Voice and Sing." We talked about the meaning of the words of this powerful song. Here is a great recording with the words:
Many students got to listen to the Maccabeats and Natural 7 sing "Shine a Little Light" in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Here are some more songs appropriate for 4th and 5th graders:
"Why? (The King of Love is Dead)" --Nina Simone: https://vimeo.com/57872381
"Heaven Will Welcome You" --Big Maybelle: http://viewpure.com/iiZ_UUWAM0I?start=0&end=0
Happy New Year, Northern Lights Musicians!
Congratulations on a wonderful Sing Along!
Superior Community Youth Choir Open to All 4th and 5th Graders!
Congratulations Superior Community Youth Choir Members!
Fourth Graders Visit the Symphony!
Kindergarten January Song to Learn Steady Beat!
1st Grade Song to Learn Slow and Fast and Rhythms!
2nd Grade Song to Learn Form, Dance, and Mallet Instruments!
3rd Grade Song to Learn Rhythm!
4th Graders Learn Instruments of the Orchestra, and Learn a Song with Mallets!
5th Graders Learn A Calypso Song with Tricky Rhythms!
Welcome back to Music at Northern Lights!
African Drumming Event Wednesday October 19!
October 19, 4:00-6:00
Superior Public Library
Free and open to children K-12!
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Mallets!
Old House--5th Grade Song with Mallets
Fifth Grade Clapping Game: Four White Horses
See Music Education students perform it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqr44wfy9lA
3rd and 4th Grade Mallet Song
4th Grade Song: Nanuma (Welcome)
3rd Grade Song
2nd Grade Game and Song "Ducks in the Millpond"
2nd Grade Song: Hop Old Squirrel
Kingergarten and First Grade Song "A Sailor Went To Sea Sea Sea"
1st Grade Song: Engine Engine
Kindergarten and First Grade Song and Game: "Doggie Doggie"
Kindergarten Song: Can't Sit Still
Fourth Graders At the Symphony!
MAY 5, 2016!
Students will enjoy a live performance by the DSSO, including:
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf http://viewpure.com/9ueGfjBKbiE?start=0&end=0
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnol featuring Erica Anderson, winner of the Young Artist Competition (this link is a performance featuring Anne Akiko Meyers, a professional violinist: http://viewpure.com/cw20rHFqaPQ?start=0&end=0
Marquez: Danzon No. 2, featuring a side-by-side performance with the DSSYO, our local Youth Orchestra http://viewpure.com/PA7vEIj6Lzk?start=0&end=0
Gion: The Day Draws Near, a premiere performance of Young Composer Competition winner, Luke Gion‘s orchestral work
Grade 1 Song
Goin' for a Ride--a song about guessing what kind of transportation we are using!
Grade 1 Song p. 2
Now what are we riding?
Grade 1 Song p. 3
Now what are we riding?
5th Grade Song
Paddy Works on the Railway (Irish Traditional)
5th Grade Recorder Song
Outside the CAGE--a great song with only 4 notes!
5th Grade Finale Song
Watch as We Walk--an inspirational way to end our concert!
First Graders Learning a Bengali Song
Fifth Graders Learning about Ghana with Dr. Nickoi!
Kindergarten students show slow/fast, high/low and long/short sounds with ribbons!
Students are responding to musical examples with ribbons!
Friday Music Classes get a Visit!
David Packa, a UWS piano performance major, stopped by to play for some of our students! David teaches piano lessons at Northern Lights... contact Mrs. Mattson for more details!
Welcome to February!
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra performance:
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra game:
Fifth Graders are listening to and writing about music. Here are some of the pieces we are listening to to practice writing!
Fanfare for the Common Man (Aaron Copland)
Overture to Candide (Leonard Bernstein)
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Edvard Grieg)
Kee Chee! A new rhythm game for Second and Third Grade!
Lost My Gold Ring and Al Citron--2nd and 3rd Grade Passing Games
Interesting and Fun Links From January!
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Classical Composer Mashup! How many pieces do you recognize?
An Interesting View of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony:
RIP David Bowie. Here are the songs "Space Oddity" and "Under Pressure."