What has 5th grade been up to?

5th graders have reviewed and built on prior knowledge of whole notes ,  half notes, quarter notes , eighth notes and  all  rests.  Learning and using TaKaDiMi rhythm syllables, students demonstrated their ability to play, internalize, and say many different rhythmic combinations.  Utilizing TaKaDiMi syllables, correct notation and simple-meter time signatures, students have composed, shared, and played their own rhythmic combinations on white boards. 5th grade has also worked towards internalizing macro and micro beats using dalrcroze eurhythmics  while singing melodic lines,  playing instruments, and listening to various repertoire.  In addition, 5th  grade has also reviewed all solfege hand signs and are able to identify and  sing corresponding solfege syllables and pitches independently.   Using solfege syllables, 5th graders are able to aurally and vocally identify Tonic and Dominant chords.  Tonic and Dominant cords are also known as the I and V chords, or primary chords in music.  With the help of repertoire, such as “Dis Solda di”, a folk song of the  Caribbean, 5th grade has furthered the development of their mallet technique on barred instruments. This Caribbean folk song aided in their performance and understanding  of multiple ostinati accompaniments. During this quarter, the students have worked very hard to learn and prepare their memorized repertoire for Veteran’s Day and Grandparents Day.  They cannot wait to share their use of proper vocal technique, musicality, their ability to sing in two part harmony, and their musical expression with you!

What has 4th grade been up to?

This first quarter , 4th grade students learned TaKaDiMi rhythmic syllables in simple meter and  demonstrated success in reading many different rhythms that involve whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and rests.  4th grade has also worked towards internalizing macro and micro beats using dalrcroze eurythmics  while singing melodic lines,  playing instruments, and listening to various repertoire.  In addition, 4th grade has also explored and learned all solfege hand signs and are able to identify and  sing corresponding solfege syllables and pitches independently.  Students reviewed their musical knowledge of the lines and spaces on the staff as a class and created their own written and verbal sentences in order to aid them.   Using repertoire, such as “Listen”  and Game Plan rhythm cards, the students have demonstrated an understanding of musical terms, such as ostinato, form, different dynamic markings, and simple time signatures using various repertoire, pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments,  and multi-level body percussion.  During this quarter, the students have worked very hard to learn and prepare their memorized repertoire for Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11)  and Grandparents Day (Nov. 24th).  They cannot wait to share their use of proper vocal technique, musicality, their ability to sing in two part harmony, and their musical expression with you!

 

Come to the Musical! Once Upon a Mattress

Ravenscroft’s Fine Arts department to put on musical!!

 Once Upon A Mattress is a comedic musical based on the fairytale, “The Princess and the Pea.”  Fun and laughs for the entire family!

“ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” TICKET INFORMATION

    TICKETS: Free, but required for assigned seating

Ticket Distribution: Pugh Family Lobby, Fine Arts Center

  • General Audience DistributionHours:

      10/21      7:30 – 8:30am 3:00 – 4:00pm

10/26      7:30 – 8:30am 3:00 – 4:00pm

10/27      7:30 – 8:30am 3:00 – 4:00pm

      Parents/Faculty: Ticket number limited to number in family

      Students: 1 ticket limit

      US students may pick up one ticket; MS & LS students: Parents will pick up a ticket for you

     (US & MS may pick up for family w/parent permission emailed to emcchesney@ravenscroft.org)

    Performances: Jones Theatre, Fine Arts Center

7:00pm      Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30

1:00pm      Saturday, October 31 Audience members of all ages are welcome to come to this matinee show in costume!

Be seated by 7:00 or 2:00pm, please, or your seat may be given away.

Unable to attend? Please return tickets to Fine Arts Office at least a day in advance of show

Video / audio recording prohibited per performance agreement with R&H Theatricals

Photography prohibited per same performance agreement

Drama Troupe Lyrics

Drama Troupe will be performing the following on Wednesday, December 9th at 3:30pm.

Here are the lyrics and recordings so that your child can practice at home if they would like!

 

Time after Time

Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories,
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I’m walking too far ahead
You’re calling to me, I can’t hear
What you’ve said
Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness has
Turned to gray
Watching through windows
You’re wondering if I’m okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting
Time after time

You said go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after time
Time after
Time

Read more: Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

I Just Can’t Wait to be King

I’m gonna be a mighty king
So enemies beware
Well, I’ve never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair

I’m gonna be the mane (main) event
Like no king was before
I’m brushing up on looking down
I’m working on my roar

Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing
Oh, I just can’t wait to be king
You’ve rather a long way to go
Young master, if you think

No one saying, “Do this”
Now when I said that, I
No one saying, “Be there”
What I meant was

No one saying, “Stop that”
Look, what you don’t realize
No one saying, “See here”
Now see here

Free to run around all day
Well, that’s definitely out
Free to do it all my way

I think it’s time that you and I
Arranged a heart to heart
Kings don’t need advice
From little hornbills for a start

If this is where the monarchy is headed
Count me out
Out of service, out of Africa
I wouldn’t hang about

This child is getting wildly out of wing
Oh, I just can’t wait to be king

Everybody look left
Everybody look right
Everywhere you look I’m
Standing in the spotlight
Not yet

Let every creature go for broke and sing
Let’s hear it in the herd and on the wing
It’s gonna be King Simba’s finest fling

Oh, I just can’t wait to be king
Oh, I just can’t wait to be king
Oh, I just can’t wait to be king

Link for YouTube Video to practice at Home:

 

 

One Jump Ahead from Aladdin 

One jump ahead of the bread line

one swing ahead of the sword

i steal only what i can’t afford

that’s everything

 

One jump ahead of the lawmen

That’s all, and that’s no joke

These guys don’t appreciate I’m broke

 

[Crowd:] Riffraff! Street rat! Scoundrel! Take that!

[Aladdin:] Just a little snack, guys

 

[Crowd:] Rip him open, take it back, guys

[Aladdin:] I can take a hint, gotta face the facts

You’re my only friend, Abu!

 

[Crowd:] Who?

 

[Ladies:] Oh it’s sad Aladdin’s hit the bottom

He’s become a one-man rise in crime

I’d blame parents except he hasn’t got ’em

 

[Aladdin:] Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat

Tell you all about it when I got the time!

 

One jump ahead of the slowpokes

One skip ahead of my doom

Next time gonna use a nom de plume

 

One jump ahead of the hit men

One hit ahead of the flock

I think I’ll take a stroll around the block

 

[Crowd:] Stop, thief! Vandal! Outrage! Scandal!

 

[Aladdin:] Let’s not be too hasty

 

[Lady:] Still I think he’s rather tasty

 

[Aladdin:] Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat

Otherwise we’d get along

 

[Crowd:] Wrong!

 

[Aladdin:] One jump ahead of the hoof beats

(Vandal!)

One hop ahead of the hump

 

(Street rat!)

One trick ahead of disaster

 

(Scoundrel!)

 

They’re quick, but I’m much faster

 

(Take that!)

 

Here goes, better throw my hand in

Wish me happy landin’

All I gotta do is jump

 

Here is a link of a YouTube recording to use for practice:

 

Boom! Boom! Boom! Clap!You’re picture perfect blue
Sunbathing on the moon
Stars shining as your bones illuminateFirst kiss just like it was
Under your influence
You take me over you’re the magic in my brain
This must be loveBoom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me nowNo silver or no gold
Could dress me up so good
You’re the glitter in the darkness of my worldJust tell me what to do
I’ll fall right into you
Going under cast a spell just say the word
I feel your loveBoom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me nowYou are the light and I will follow
You let me lose my shadow
You are the sun, the glowing halo
And you keep burning me up with all your love, uh

Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now
Boom! Clap!
The sound of my heart
The beat goes on and on and on and on and
Boom! Clap!
You make me feel good
Come up to me, come up to me now

Here is a link to a recording on YouTube for practice.