Gearing Up For Veteran’s Day!

Welcome back to school!  We are excited about a new year in the Lower School Music classroom!!!

Hello Parents!  It’s that time to prepare our students for Veteran’s Day.  Each grade will be singing a different song for each branch to honor our Veterans.  In this blog post you will find the lyrics and song with just the piano accompaniment and the piano with vocals.  Please help your child learn this music as they proudly sing to honor our Veterans for Veteran’s day!

PreK/Kindergarten – 

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
under the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

 (With Vocals)

First Grade –

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun! (Give ‘er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off on one terrible course!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Grade – 

Over hill
Over dale
We will hit the dusty trail
And those caissons go rolling along
In and out
Hear them shout
Countermarch
And right about
And those caissons go rolling along
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hee!
In the field artillery
Sound off your numbers
Loud and strong
For where’er you go
You will always know
That the caissons are rolling along

(With Vocals)

(Without Vocals)

3rd Grade  – 

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We will fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marines.

(With Vocals)

(Without Vocals)

3rd Grade – 

You can hear it ringing when the Anthem starts to play.

……

You can hear it ringing in the notes of a bugle call, when we remember those who gave their all.

 

Let free-dom ring across America and beyond,

let freedom ring so ev’ry-one can hear the song.

So many ways to say it, so many songs to sing, America, let freedom ring, let freedom ring!

 

You can hear it ringing when you help someone in need

……..

From mountains to the prairies, to the bustling city streets,

In ev’ryone a heart for freedom beats!

 

Let free-dom ring across America and beyond,

let freedom ring so ev’ry-one can hear the song.

So many ways to say it, so many songs to sing, America, let freedom ring, let freedom ring!

 

Let free-dom ring across America and beyond,

let freedom ring so ev’ry-one can hear the song.

So many ways to say it, so many songs to sing, America, let freedom ring, let freedom ring!

 

America, let freedom ring!

(No Voice)

(With Voice)

 

 

Hello!  Welcome back to school!  There is LOT of information that you can refer to in this post for the upcoming school year.  Enjoy!

Attire for BOTH Performance Groups

Girls:

  • Short-sleeve white button down collared blouse

  • Black knee-length or longer skirt

  • Solid black dress shoes (no white socks or white tights)

  • Black tights/skin toned tights are acceptable

 

Boys:

  • Long-sleeve white button down collared shirt

  • Black long dress pants

  • Solid black dress shoes with black dress socks

For pictures of sample outfits, please click below:

LS Choir-RR outfit examples

Important Choir Performance Dates to put on your calendar:

Note all performances are mandatory and attendance is expected unless you have pre-excused absence in writing.

  • Tuesday, September 27 or 29, 2016 (I will notify you of the right date once the date is confirmed) – FA photo day *Come to school dressed in your choir outfit and bring a change of clothes; our photo will be right at the beginning of school

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – at 6:30pm – Fall LS Ensemble’s Concert

  • Monday, December 12, 2016 – at 6:30pm – Lower School Strings/Ensembles Holiday Concert

  • Thursday, March 3, 2017 – 4th and 5th grade ONLY – at 6:00pm– program is from 7-8:30pm – Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration at Meymandi Hall

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – at 6:30pm – All School Choir Concert

  • Optional – Friday, April 28, 2017 – Carowinds trip (all day)

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – at 6:30pm – LS Ensemble’s Spring Concert

  • Friday, June 2, 2017 – at 8:30am – 5th Closing Ceremony

 

Lower School Choir Rehearsals: 3-4:15pm – Thursdays

(Realize that schedules change and that you will receive an email from me in the event that there is a change in LS Choir Rehearsal or an added rehearsal***)

  • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016
  • October 6, 13, 27, 2016
  • November 3, 10, 17, 2016
  • December 1, 8, (15th TBA) 2016
  • January 5, 12, 19, 2017
  • February 2, 9, 16, 2017
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017
  • April 6, 20, 27, 2017
  • May 4, 11, 18, 2017
  • May 27th – LS ICE CREAM PARTY

Thanks – Mrs. O’Neill

Hello!  Below you will find lyrics and music tracks that Raving Ravens members can practice at home.  Please, Please practice at home and have FUN!!!

Sim Shalom – (Sheet music you have at home)

(Sim Shalom – Both Voices Singing with Music)

(Sim Shalom – No Voices – Just music)

(Sim Shalom – Part 1 – with music)

(Sim Shalom – Part 2 – with Music)

Homeward Bound

Solo –

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,

When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red.

 

(everyone – 2 part)

When the summer’s ceased its gleaming, when the corn is past its prime,

When adventure’s lost its meaning, I’ll be homeward bound in time.

 

Bind me not to the pasture; chain me not to the plow.  

Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.  

 

(Part 2) If you find it’s me you’re missing,

(Part 1) if you’re hoping I’ll return,

 

(everyone – 2 part)

To your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning; in the road i’ll stop and turn.

Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end,

And the path I’ll be retracing when I’m homeward bound again.

 

Bind me not to the pasture; chain me not to the plow.  

Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.  

 

Solo –

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,

When the sparrows stop their singing, I’ll be homeward bound again.

(Homeward Bound – Both Voices with Music)

(Homeward Bound – No Voices – Music Only)

(Homeward Bound – Part 2 Voice with Music)

(Homeward Bound – Part 1 Voice with Music)

Happy Practicing!!!