Welcome to Lower School Music 2017-2018

Welcome back to school and welcome to Lower School Music! I am thrilled for what’s to come this upcoming year!  I look forward to working with all your children in the Lower School Music Room!  Please see below for information about what each grade level performs this upcoming year!

PreK/Kindergarten –

  • Veteran’s Day
  • Special Friend’s Day
  • Holiday Sharing
  • Mother’s Day Breakfast

1st Grade –

  • Veteran’s Day
  • Special Friend’s Day
  • Holiday Sharing
  • Go Fish! First Grade Musical

2nd Grade –

  • Veteran’s Day
  • Special Friend’s Day
  • Holiday Sharing
  • Broadway – 2nd Grade Musical

3rd Grade –

  • Veteran’s Day
  • Special Friend’s Day
  • Holiday Sharing
  • Recorder- Boomwhacker – Rounds Concert

I look forward to a wonderful year ahead!!! Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Raving Ravens Fall Music

Please review this music and practice the music in preparation for the LS Fall Concert! Thanks!

River in Judea

Often times I dream of music, of the river that freely flows.

And it sings a song sweeter than honey, one everybody knows.

Late at night I hear it singings then again when I wake at dawn.  

And it fills me up with hope and goodwill, the will to go one, go on.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

 

I believe it keeps on trav’lin but it rests on the Sabbath day.  

And the time when it pauses in stillness, I almost hear it pray.

When I’m weary and downhearted, how I long for the song it sings.

For the calm within its gentle blue, the peace that it brings, it brings.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

 

May the time not be too distant when we meet by the river shore.

‘Till then dream of that wonderful day as we wing once more, once more.

 

There is a river in Judea that I heard of long ago.  
And it’s a singing, ringing, river that my soul cries out to know.

(Part 1)

(Accompaniment Only)

Happiness Runs

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa.

Pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa, pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa pa.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in the big, wide ocean, happiness runs in the deep blue sea.

Happiness runs in the rain or sunshine, happiness runs wherever I may be.

 

Happiness runs!

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

 

Happiness runs in a circular motion, Love is a little boat upon the sea.

Ev’ryone is a part of ev’rything anyway, you can be happy if you let yourself be.

(Parts)

(Full Music)

(Accompaniment Only)

Lower School Choir – Fall Music

Hello Lower School Choir Members!  Please listen and review this music in preparation for our Fall concert.

‘Cross the Wide Missouri

Unison –

Oh, _____ Shen-an-doah, ______I long to hear you,______________

Away,  _______________ you rolling river.________________

 

Oh, _____ Shen-an-doah, ______I long to hear you,______________

Away,  _______________ I’m bound away.________________

‘Cross the wide ______ Missouri.

 

Unison –

The water is wide, ___________________, I can not get o’er.

And neither have I___________________ wings to fly.

 

Give me a boat____________that can carry two,

And both shall row_____________, my love and I.

Part 1 –

Oh, _____ Shen-an-doah, ______I long to hear you,______________

Away,  _______________ you rolling river.________________

 

Oh, _____ Shen-an-doah, ______I long to hear you,______________

Away,  _______________ I’m bound away.________________

‘Cross the wide ______ Missouri.

Part 2 –

The water is wide, ___________________, I can not get o’er.

And neither have I___________________ wings to fly.

 

Give me a boat____________that can carry two,

And both shall row_____________, my love and I, my love and I.

 

Both Parts –

‘Cross the wide Missouri.

My love and I.

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

(All Parts Together)

(Accompaniment Only)

The Bumblebee

 

A very busy bumblebee is buzzing somewhere near to me.

Buzzing to the right, and then clear out of sight!

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

A very busy bumblebee is buzzing somewhere near to me.

Buzzing all around, then hovering near the ground.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

Bumblebee, near to me, busy as a bee can be.

Rather clumsy, you’ll agree, that bumbling bumble bee.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

A very busy bumblebee is buzzing somewhere near to me.

Buzzing o’er my head, then near to my ear instead.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

A very busy bumblebee is buzzing somewhere near to me.

Then he flies away, then hurries back to stay.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

Bumblebee, near to me, busy as a bee can be.

Rather clumsy, you’ll agree, that bumbling bumble bee.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

Meanwhile, the queen hovers in her hive.

Surrounded by drones, glad to be alive.

Part 1 While worker bees are coming and going.

Part 2 While the worker bees are “to-ing and fro-ing.”

 

Busy, busy bumblebee, busy, busy bumblebee, busy, busy bumblebee, busy, busy, bumblebee.

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 

Bumblebee, near to me, busy as a bee can be.

Rather clumsy, you’ll agree, that bumbling bumble bee.

 

Bumblebee, near to me, busy as a bee can be.

Rather clumsy, you’ll agree, that bumbling bumble bee.

 

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

(Part 1)

(All Parts)

(Accompaniment)

Lower School Choir Information

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.

  • September 26or 27, 2017 (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
  • Monday, October 30, 2017– at 6:30pm – Fall LS Ensemble’s Concert
  • Monday, December 11, 2017– at 6:30pm- LowerSchool Strings/Ensembles Holiday Concert
  • Optional – Friday, April 27, 2018– Carowinds trip (all day)
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018– at 6:30pm – All School Choir Concert
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018– at 6:30pm – LS Ensemble’s Spring Concert
  • Friday, June 1, 2018– 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***)

  •  August 31, 2017
  • September 7,14, 28 2017
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26 2017
  • November 2, 9, 16, 30 2017
  •  December 7, 14 2017
  • January 4, 11, 18, 2018
  • February 1, 8, 15, 2018
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2018
  • April 5, 19, 26, 2018
  • May 3, 10, 17, 2018
  • May 24th – LS ICE CREAM PARTY (and rehearsal for graduation)

 

For every rehearsal, we ask for volunteers for snacks and drinks for choir. Please consider signing up a day or two to feed our lovely choir members! The signup is below…

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044CA8AB2BA5FC1-lower2