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.

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day 2015

4th and 5th grade students will be performing and singing in the Ravenscroft Veteran’s Day Program. We have been working hard on two lovely pieces, “Pride of America” and “To Those Who Serve.”

I have posted the lyrics and recording  for “To Those Who Serve” below so that students can practice at their convenience.

 

 

To Those Who Serve Lyrics

 

My country ‘tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

to thee we sing, to thee we sing!

 

To those who serve,

who serve the free,

those who stand proud and tall and serve us all unselfishly.  

With heart and soul they’ve answered freedom’s call.  

To those who serve, who serve us all.

 

From this great land

our heroes hail,

putting their hopes and dreams on hold so freedom can prevail.

They come from north from south, from east, and west.  

They are the bravest and the best!

 

How can we ever thank them?

Mere words would never do.

All those who serve and help preserve

our grand red, white, and blue!

 

To those who serve,

put fear aside,

upholding all that we hold near and dear,

they’ve lived and died.

They taught us all what truth and strength should be.

To those who serve courageously.

 

How can we ever thank them

Mere words would never do.

Our heroes brave who serve to save

our grand red, white, and blue…red, white, and blue.

 

To those who serve,

who serve the free,

those who stand proud and tall and serve us all unselfishly.

With heart and soul they’ve answered freedom’s call.

To those who serve, to those who serve, to those who serve, who serve us all!

 

To those who serve, to those who serve, to thee we sing!

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Photo Day! Sept. 29th

Just a reminder: an email was sent out about fine arts photo day this week.  I copied and pasted it below.

 

Hello there!

I hope everyone is having a nice Tuesday!  Fine Arts Photo day is NEXT TUESDAY, Sept. 29th (one week from today). If you have a student in Lower School Drama Troupe, please have them meet in Ms. Perkins’ music room, dressed and ready, by 8:10 am. LS Drama Troupe picture is at 9:10 am in front of the FA building. Ms. Perkins and Ms. Hitchcock will walk all LS fine arts students as a group.  I will walk students back to their building.
Attire:
White blouse or dress shirt
Black bottoms, skirt or pants. (nice black jeans are fine)
Black shoes (no tennis shoes)

 

 

 

Drama Troupe for 9/30/15

Hello there!

Drama Troupe will resume this coming Wednesday!

We will finish learning  our pop song component, “Boom, Clap” by Charlie XCX, and the students seem to really enjoy it! Auditions for solos will be held soon. The altered lyrics for the song are posted below, and the arrangement is extremely close to the original.  I have a preview link to a recording  below for your child to use for practice if they so choose to, but if you would like to find the original on YouTube, that is fine too.

 

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/boom-clap-sheet-music/20040412

 

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 now

No silver or no gold
Could dress me up so good
You’re the glitter in the darkness of my world

Just tell me what to do
I’ll fall right into you
Going under cast a spell just say the word
I feel your love

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

You 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

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Ms. Hight

Welcome!  My name is Mary Royall Hight, and I’m excited to be teaching your child music and drama at Ravenscroft!

I teach 4th and 5th grade General Music, Lower School Drama Troupe, 6th grade drama, and Private Voice Lessons.

Please stayed tuned in to this blog to see what we are covering in 4th and 5th grade music, as well as the auditioned group, Lower School Drama Troupe.