Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Meet the Music Teacher

Time to meet the students for the new school year!  Looking forward to seeing you during these next 2 days set aside for these meetings.

Please note: The music room is open only today (Wednesday) from 1:30-3:30 and Thursday from 10:00-11:30 and then again 1:00-3:30.  Stop in and say hi!

Grade 3s and new students in Grade 4/5 will need a Yahama recorder for music this year.  No Dollarama recorders allowed.  From the school, the cost is $6.25.  Those can be ordered online at the SchoolCashOnline and if it's not showing up on your account, please let the Mrs. Fraser in the office or Ms. Rempel know.

First Official day of classes is...
Friday, September 6th!

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Awesome Things Happen Here

Welcome back to school 2019-2020.  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and rest.  My name is Ms. Rempel and I teach Grade K-5 music at Stevenson-Britannia School in Winnipeg, MB.  This is my 11th year at Stevenson and I am looking forward to meeting and greeting our families and students.  Please stop by the music room.  I'd love to see you!

We have a wonderful year planned ahead for us, including our magical winter concert musicals on December 11th.  Mark your calendars!  This year the Grade K-2 will be performing a short musical play called, Fa La La Land and the Grade 3-5 will be putting on the hilarious play, Party in A Pear Tree.  Auditions will be happening in October so stay tuned for more information.

Our wonderful choirs, Choir United, Golden Voices and the Kinder Choir are looking forward to sharing with you our songs at various events throughout the year including our November Remembrance Day assembly, Winnipeg Music Festival and our spring assembly.

Some fun-tastic things we will look forward to doing together will be attending the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Divisional Musical Theatre.

There are going to be a number of clubs offered during noon hours this year including Recorder Karate, Ukulele and possible Orff.

This spring, our Celebration of the Arts, is going to be turning into Stevenson Idol, a talent show for students and families to show case talents such as singing, dancing, acting, circus, magic, martial arts, instruments and more.  More information to come out in the spring.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Outdoor Music 2019

We've just finished 3 weeks of outdoor music and it's always a fun time at all the activities.  Check it out!  If you have other ideas you do for outdoor music stations, please send them my way.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Have It All

Grade 3/4/5 classes are working on this for our year end song. 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Kinder Dance

The Kindergartens are working on a new dance for our upcoming Music Monday performance.  This is a folk dance from the country of Denmark.  Here is the Danish Dance of Greeting.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Celebration of the Arts

Kindergarten's will be doing the polka!!!

Grade 1/2's will be singing Hymn to Freedom

We will see some baton twirling, hip hop and tap dancing!

Grade 3/4/5 choirs will be singing 2 numbers that you don't want to miss with soloists by Room 9, 11 and 12.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Musical Auditions

Grade 3/4/5 students auditioning for the Divisional musical Frozen Jr. will need to pick one song and character part in the scripts to memorize.  Please see Ms. Rempel for the music or any other questions.

In Summer Vocal (Olaf)

In Summer No Vocal (Olaf)

Bows - Let It Go Vocal (chorus)

Bows - Let it Go No Vocal (chorus)

Let it Go Vocal (Elsa)

Let it Go No Vocal (Elsa)

First Time in Forever Vocal (Anna)

First Time in Forever No Vocal (Anna)

Reindeers are Better Than People Vocal (Kristof/Sven)

Reindeers are Better Than People No Vocal (Kristof/Sven)

Monday, 11 March 2019

Hymn to Freedom

We will be learning this historic song, by Canadian composer, Oscar Peterson.  Here is Hymn to Freedom.

Here's a more recent version performed with Oliver Jones in 2004.

Here is some more information on the song, Hymn to Freedom by Oscar Peterson.  Click here for more on Hymn to Freedom

Here is a recording of the song with the lyrics:

Orchestra Instruments

All our classes are enjoying studying the 4 families of orchestra instruments.  Our Grade 1/2 classes are watching the Disney classic:  A Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom!

Our Grade 3/4/5 classes watched the video about why the instruments are grouped in their families.

We will be watching the wonderful video and story by John Lithgow, The Remarkable Farkle McBride.

Another one of my favorites is The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket




Thursday, 28 February 2019

101st Winnipeg Music Festival

Congratulations to our choirs on outstanding performances to the Winnipeg Music Festival yesterday.  It was a beautiful day of making music and listening to other choirs from around the city.

Choir United

Golden Voices