Thursday, 24 January 2013

Reading Rocks!

On Friday, February 1, we are having our kick-off assembly to I LOVE TO READ month!  The assembly will be 1st period.  Hope to see you there!

We will be featuring our Grade 1s sharing the story, Mortimer by Robert Munsch, through sounds and song.  The Grade 3 Drumming Club will present the poem, "Sing a Song of Sixpence."  And the whole school will rock it out as we're lead by 2 soloists in "I Love Readin' Books!"

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Musical Coming Soon!

St. James-Assiniboia Divisional Musical Theatre presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Gepetto’s Musical Tale from January 27 to February 2, 2013 at Westwood Collegiate, 360 Rouge Road.   Two of Stevenson's students are in Cast 1.  Get your tickets today!  You won't want to miss out on this amazing production!

Cast 1                                                       Cast 2 
Jan. 27th, 1:00 p.m.                                Jan. 27th, 4:00 p.m. 
Jan. 27th, 7:00 p.m.                                Jan. 30th, 7:00 p.m. 
Feb. 1st, 7:00 p.m.                                  Jan. 31st, 7:00 p.m.            
Feb. 2nd, 2:00 p.m.                                Feb. 2, 7:00 p.m. 
Tickets Call: (204) 421-7279              Tickets Call: (204) 832-4259 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Winnipeg Music Festival Coming Soon!

The Winnipeg Music Festival is just around the corner.  The Grade 2/3 choir is performing on Wed., Feb. 27 at 12:30 and the Grade 4/5 choir on Wed., Mar. 6 at 12:30.  The performances take place at Westminster United Church (Westminster/Maryland).  Our choirs are in the process of learning their new songs for this competition.

One of the exciting things about learning new repertoire, is learning about the rich history and background of each song.  Students are introduced to Canadian pieces that tell a story.

Here is one example of a Canadian folk song that tells about the 1930 drought and the Saskatchewan government's plan to offer a penny for every gopher tail that was turned in.

Recording by Dead Man's Dog:  Flunky Jim

The Grade 2/3 choir is singing an engaging and playful story about trolls.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Guest Speaker

This week, we had the privilege of having Mr. Johnson, come and visit our Grade 4/5 music classes.  Mr. Johnson is the band teacher at George Waters Middle School and St. James Collegiate.  He shared with us information about the Instruments of the Orchestra and the instruments available for band starting in Grade 6.  If parents have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Mr. Johnson.  We look forward hearing some band students come play for us in the spring.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Symphony Musical Discoveries

On Tuesday, February 12th, our Grade 2/3 classes will be going to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) to experience Manny Tuba and the Magic Jukebox.  For the next month in music, we will be studying the pieces and learning more about the instruments that make-up the orchestra.  Permission forms will be going home this week.  Please have them signed and $3.00 for the field trip returned to the school by February 1.

Experimenting with the sound of the tambourine

Raise your card when you hear the triangle or the tambourine.

Practicing cymbal crashes

Winter Concert Hits!

Congratulations to all students for your fantastic performances at Stevenson's 2012 Winter Concert.