Mrs. Larsen's Music Notes

Upcoming Music Events:
Thursday, Dec. 14th K-5 Winter Concert 
K-2 Concert times in afternoon: 
K-1:15 PM
1st-12:30 PM
2nd-11:45 AM
3-5 Concert will be at 6:30 PM in the Elementary Gym

Monday, Dec. 18th @ 7:00 PM-Winter Concert at Castle Rock High School Gym -Middle School Choir

Kindergarten: We are working on our Winter Concert. Each Music Day, students will be learning the following Songs: "Let's Build A Gingerbread House," "Snowflake, Snowflake," "Jingle Bells," and "What's In That Stocking?" Here are some YouTube videos with words and movement ideas we are practicing in class. Feel free to practice as much as you can at home! Concert will be on December 14th at 1:15 in the Elementary Gym.  Please come and have your student wear White or Light Blue to resemble Snowflakes. 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video





1st grade: 1st graders are also working on a Winter Program. They will be singing "Groovin' Elf", "Jingly", "The Sounds of Santa's Workshop" and possibly "Here Comes the Snow" Below are a few YouTube videos students can practice along with. There are dances for "Santa's Workshop" and "Groovin Elf".  Please see the above schedule for concert time and have your student wear a solid red or green shirt to coordinate with our Elf theme. 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video


YouTube Video

YouTube Video






2nd Grade: Second graders will be working on concert music as well. Their concert times are posted above, please have students dress in a White or Red shirt to coordinate with peppermint candy. Students will be working on "Peppermint Candy Cane", "Turn Off That Nose" and "Mister Frosty Winter". Mister Frosty Winter is a 2 part song and Part 1 will be sung by Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. Kerker's and Mrs. Smith's classes, part 2 will be sung by Mrs. Peeler and Mrs. Smith's classes. All songs have dances that can be practiced at home using the YouTube links below.  However, a few dances have been altered so that we can perform them on the risers.  Students know the changes so if you are practicing at home, be sure to remind them there are changes! 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video





3rd Grade:  3rd Graders are also working on a Winter Themed Concert. See above for concert time and have students wear something semi dressy and "Festive."  Third graders will be learning "Hip Hop Elves", "Snowman, Where'd You Go?" "Ugly Sweater," and "The 12 Day's of Christmas." 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video





4th Grade:  We are official starting Recorders! This week through the 1st week of November we will be learning how to play B and A and G on the recorder. They are also learning "Hot Cross Buns." I keep reminding them to play with very limited air. Too much air will make a super loud sound and can hurt ears of players close by.  In addition to recorders, 4th graders will also be working on songs for the up-coming Winter Concert. They will be learning "Hark, Hear the Bells!", "I Know About Snow" and "Like Diamonds In The Night". Mrs. McMurray and Ms. Davidson's classes will be singing Part one on "Like Diamonds In the Night" Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Paget's classes will be singing Part 2 and Mrs. Swanson's class will be singing part 3.  The concert time information is above, please have your student dress "festive" for the concert. 4th graders will also be singing "The 12 Day's of Christmas."

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video


***Parents who wish to purchase a recorder for your student to practice at home are welcome to shop around, but I highly recommend these: https://www.peripole.com/items/view/1018 ***

Practice, practice, practice! 

5th Grade: 5th grade will be practicing for their winter concert beginning the last two weeks of October. Winter Concert will be Dec. 14th at 6:30PM in the Elementary Gym.  Please have students dress festive in red or green colors. 5th Graders will be working on, "Snow", "This Magic Season," "Red Bird," and "The 12 Day's of Christmas." Niemi's Class will be singing part 1 on "Red Bird" and Mrs. Hair's class will be singing Part 2, Mrs. Gardner's class will be mainly playing instruments.  "Snow" has a dance that can be learned from the YouTube video. I told certain students they are free to practice it on their time, but I don't think we will be able to learn it as a whole grade. Students wanting to dance need to have it ready by Dec. 11th at the latest and need to arrange a time they can show me so I can approve it before the concert. 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video





Middle School Choir: Please see the attached syllabus for the middle school choir and check back often to get access to MP3s of songs for concert repertoire. Winter Concert is Monday December 18th at 7:00 PM at the High School Gym. Call time is 6:30 PM in the hallway closest to the Little Theater. Concert dress is: Black Shoes, Black pants/skirts and socks, and Red Choir Polo Shirts. 



Can't wait to see you at one of our up-coming concerts!

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Larsen
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