Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Another Year...

Grade 5 girls singing and dancing.  I am sure gonna miss you!

This is my 9th year end at Stevenson.  It's been a really low key year and I've needed a break from all the business and events.  We've had some lovely moments this year and also learning to adjust to our split classes has been both joyful and challenging.  Split classes are always difficult in music as we often build on previous years, with certain music skills and concepts that are age appropriate.  This year there was a large gap in the span and a variety of abilities.  We want all students making music but also knowing and understanding concepts, communicating effectively and appropriately, and gaining proficiency in skills and confidence in individual and group tasks such as reading, writing, playing, performing, music listening/appreciation, and improvising.  This is an unending huge task and my students didn't disappoint as I saw many grow through failure and triumphs.

To my Grade 5s - thank you for the years of making music together.  I hope and pray that you continue to find nuggets of life and joy through music making experiences and will look back on your years of plays, choir, Orff, games, dances, solos, and drumming with fondness.  I look forward to seeing you in the future bands, choirs, and ever appreciating the vast colorful wonders of music throughout the rest of your lives.

See you at our final assembly at 10:00 a.m. in the Stevenson gym.

Have a wonderful summer and see you all in September!

Kinders exploring sounds

Making a band

Grade 5s who have passed and surpassed their Level 1 Recorder Karate tests.  Congrats!

Performing for our peers

Outdoor Music - Drumming station

Room 5 Tapping our Potential Music Monday performance

Orff Club performing pieces from our story plays

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Music Monday 2018

Come and join us at Stevenson as we celebrate Music Monday 2018.  Most students are performing a song or two and we have a variety of songs lined up.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rap Battle

Grade 3/4/5 classes are practicing their beatboxing, rapping, and beat keeping abilities while showing creativity.  Each group chose a nursery rhyme and is working on rapping it to one of the beats below.  They are encourage to create patterns, repeat parts, and add some interesting (and appropriate) movement or melody to their pieces.  We are looking forward to hearing what they come up with.

RAP #1 - haunting, intense, violin, hip hop, slower

RAP #2 - intense, minor, synth, hip hop

RAP #3 - intense, chimes, piano, low voice, slower pace, synth

RAP #4 - bluesy jazz, trumpet, walk down bass

RAP #5 - jazzy vibraphone improv

RAP #6 - island feel, reggae

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Junie B Auditions

It's that time of the year again and the St. James Divisional Musical auditions are being held in May for the 2018/19 musical theatre piece, "Junie B. Jones Jr."  The auditions are open to any Grade 3/4/5 Stevenson student that has been auditioned through Ms. Long and Ms. Rempel.  The preliminary auditions are on Tuesday, April 17 at lunch in the music room.  Please see the tab above "Junie B" for more information and links to the music and script.  Letters have been sent home with all interested students.  All the best!

Monday, 9 April 2018

Wizard of Oz Hit Songs

Follow the Yellowbrick Road / We're Off to See the Wizard

If I Only Had a Brain

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Munchkin Welcome Song

It Really Was No Miracle

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Come to the Music Zoo!

Come on down to the music room during our Student-Led Conferences this Thursday, March 15th and check out our Instrument Petting Zoo from 4:30-7:00.

Parent-Teacher meetings are on Friday, March 16th (between 9:00-11:30) and by appointment only and families have to sign up on Stevenson School Conference Manager to schedule a 10 minute conference if you need to see Ms. Rempel.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Grade 1/2 Choir Sings!

Congratulations Grade 1/2 choir on a great job singing last night at our Music Celebration 2018 at Sturgeon Creek United Church.  They did a great job and we are very proud of your work!

Here is our evaluation of our singing.  Stars and wishes!

Saturday, 27 January 2018

January Update

So much going on right now as our classes and choirs prepare for upcoming performances, field trips, and assessments for report cards.  Please make note of the following upcoming events.

Monday, January 29 - Room 17, 18, 11 are attending the Seussical Musical at Westwood.   We are leaving at 12:30.  *All students who go home or daycare for lunch need to have it at school.  A few students haven't returned forms.  This is a required/mandatory event.

Thursday, February 1- Room 3, 4, 5 are attending the Seussical Musical at Westwood.  We are leaving at 9:30.   A few students haven't returned forms yet.  This is a required/mandatory event.

Thursday, February 15 - Room 14, 16, 12, 9 (Grade 1/2) will be singing at the SJASD Music Celebration at Sturgeon Creek United Church (207 Thompson Drive).  Please be there for 5:10.  Warm-up starts at 5:20 and we perform at 5:50.  We will finished at 6:10 and families are welcome to leave or stay and watch some other choirs perform. All students must be accompanied by an adult.  Dress is black pants/skirts, a short-sleeve t-shirt, and indoor shoes (no heals).  Choir shirts will be provided at the event.

Friday, February 23 - Report card writing for teachers.  No school for students.

Monday, February 26 - All Grade 3-5 students will be attending the 100th Winnipeg Music Festival at Westminister United Church (745 Westminster Ave).  Room 3,4,5 perform in the morning and Room 17, 18, 11 perform in the afternoon.  All students are required to attend this event as it's part of their learning experiences and all transportation and costs are covered.  *All students who go home or daycare for lunch need to have it at school.  Families are invited to attend.  General admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free.  Dress is black pants/skirts, a short-sleeve t-shirt, and indoor shoes (no heals).  Choir shirts will be provided.

Congratulations to 30 Grade 4/5 students who sang at the MB Moose Game on Saturday, January 13.  Check it out!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Moose Game

Today our Grade 4/5 students will be representing Stevenson as we sing O Canada on the ice at 2:00 PM.


Online Radio -
Official Manitoba Moose App - "Listen Live" Feature
Online TV - (with subscription)
Note to singers:
  • Please gather at north entrance by elevators and Moxies entrance (Main entrance at Donald and 300 Portage Ave) at 1:00 PM but NO LATER THAN 1:20 PM.
  • Choir members and their director will be escorted by a Manitoba Moose Representative to a designated room on the lower level. Parents can proceed into the seating area/concourse of the Bell MTS Centre.
  • Choir members can keep their coats, etc with them or pass along to parents.
  • Every choir member will need their ticket with them at all times.
  • Choir members should be dressed appropriately. Wear black pants and short sleeve shirts. Ms. Rempel will bring the choir shirts. Carpets are provided for the performance but please DO NOT wear dress shoes. Runners provide better footing on wet or slippery surfaces.
  • Please – No chewing gum
  • After the performance, the choir will be escorted to their designated seating area where they will meet their parents.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Tickets on Sale!

Tickets on sale now for the SJASD show, Seussical The Musical, Jr. Shows running from January 27 to February 3, 2018. 2 casts (from Stevenson - Cast 1: Jessica, Kiera, Nathalie; Cast 2: Arsenni) As part of our music class, Grades 3/4/5 will be going during school at the end of January.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Ticket Link