Thursday, 29 June 2017

WSO Kids 2017-2018 Concerts


Great season ahead of Sunday 2017-18 matinee shows for kids at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.  Click on WSO Link for more information.

Summer's a Comin'


It's been another year of many amazing things discovered, wrestlings, and determination to learn in community and who we are as individuals.  We've discovered gifts and pressed through many trials.  As I say good-bye today to my Grade 5 kids, many of whom I have taught music to for the past 6 years, it is never without some tears as a mom and I shared today at the end of our assembly.  Amazing families, kids, teachers, and friends.  Thank you for letting me be there.  We've ridden the storms well and I hope that each of my students will take all the good that we've known and the heart aches and keep pressing forward and climb and shine.  Never give up!

Stand in the light and be seen as you are.

To my students moving on, we will miss you and wish you the best wherever you go.  Keep in touch!  To my returning musicians in 2017-2018, I'm ready to rock it with you!










Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Show Time!


Congratulations to Stevenson for putting on a fantastic Circus Show and Celebration of the Arts 2017.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Cup Song Pattern


POINTERS - Use your right hand to pick up cup and the sweep.  When you grab the 'bottom' it's with your left hand.

CHALLENGE - Once you've mastered this pattern, how can you do it with a partner.  Check out the other groups in the song.  How else are they making new routines?




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ArtCirq


Just heard about this REALLY cool group of Artic Circus artists and performers.  Check out the link to learn more about ArtCirq!

Monday, 15 May 2017

It's Show Time!


SHOW ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (5:00-6:30, Show at 5:45)

On Wednesday, May 17, Stevenson is celebrating the arts by putting on the first ever, Cirque Du Stevenson!  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and there will be a number of ‘busking’ venues to stop and see as well as the creativity and beauty of everyone’s art work displayed around the main floor.  At 5:45 p.m. we will be putting on a show in the gym.  Students have been working very hard to get ready for this event.  Dress rehearsal is Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.  All students must be accompanied by a parent/adult for the evening show.

All students will be participating in the final song and have work on display.  In addition, several students have volunteered various talents for the various performances and need to be in attendance.
  • ·         Buskers – Grade 4/5 volunteers (Group 1 – 5:00-5:15 / Group 2 – 5:15-5:30)
  • ·         Ring Masters – Arsenni, Essence, Denise
  • ·         Circus Arts - Grade 4/5 Circus Performers
  • ·         Circus Demos – Fedor, Riley, Krystal, Jack
  • ·         Kindergarten Dance (Room 7 & 8)
  • ·         Tap Dance (Room 5)
  • ·         Grade 4/5 Hip Hop Performance (Room 3, 4, & 5)
  • ·         All school (K-5) sing and dance to Stand In the Light with special dance by Mrs. Hardy’s Dance Team and Grade 4/5 soloists (Ashley, Aliyah, Asraa, Hannah)


We hope to see you out!  Come join in the fun as we celebrate the arts at Stevenson!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Circus Coming SOON!


The circus is coming to town!  Stevenson students are busy getting ready for a fun evening of sharing and the celebration of the arts, mainly circus arts, dance, and visual art.  All students will be performing our "Stand in the Light" song and dance.  Come out and visit our art displays and various buskers around the main level prior to the show.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m.  Show starts at 5:45 p.m.

Examples of Hand-to-Hand / Pyramid Poises


 




Wednesday, 3 May 2017

How to Draw a Treble Clef


The Grade 2/3 classes are learning to draw treble clefs.  There are 2 ways to draw them and the above is the way we learned today.  It's important to wrap the body around the G line and not go outside line 1 and 3.


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Thousands of students, musicians, parents, and community members from Charlottetown to Vancouver will come together tomorrow to celebrate the 13th annual Music Monday to raise awareness for music education. Created by the Coalition for Music Education, Music Monday will bring the nation together for the simultaneous singing of the Music Monday anthem, Sing It Together, on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Honouring Canada 150, this year’s National Showcase Concert will take place in Ottawa with a free concert at the National Arts Centre hosted by MP Seamus O’Regan and opera singer Measha Brueggergosman. The event will be live-streamed at MusicMonday.ca from 12-1 pm EST (11-12 pm Winnipeg time).

Showcase Concert performances include a mass children’s choir, the Métis Fiddle Quartet, singer-songwriter Mimi O’Bonsawin, a harp and soprano duo, youth jazz and strings ensembles, and the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra. Songwriter Marc Jordan, musicians from the official Music Monday video, and the children’s choir will also lead the nationwide sing-along of Sing It Together.

Sing It Together was commissioned by the Coalition for Music Education and features Inuit throat singing, Métis fiddling, Indigenous drumming, and children’s choirs in celebration of Canadian diverse and vibrant musical heritage.

Events are scheduled in communities across Canada, and participants are encouraged to join the conversation using the hashtag #MMC2C2C.

ARTICLE REFERENCE: musiccanada.com

@StevensonElem
All are welcome!  Come check it out :)
Performances by Room 9, Kindergartens, and whole school singing!



Voca People


I just saw this video and it is a great example of the flexibility and creativity of using the voice and the joy of singing together.  Our voices are instruments and when we train them properly, you can do amazing things like we see with the Voca People group.  Some of my students question why we 'have to be in choir,' which is a mandatory class at our school.  This is a perfect example of why... because our voices are incredible instruments and my job is to teach my students how to use them.  Anyone can learn this.  This type of training takes years and the first couple of steps for beginner singers is to learn to match pitch, body posture, and breathe correctly.  We get to develop our listening skills while singing in an ensemble and together we practice, practice, practice.  It's not easy to discipline ourselves and our voices, but together we will be stronger.  Sing together!