2017-2018 Concert Schedule

Thursday, November 2: 4-8 Grade Fall Concert, 6:30 pm, Annex

Tuesday, December 19: K-8 Winter Concert, 6:30 pm, Mt. Ellis Auditorium

Monday, March 26: 4-8 Combined Concert with Anderson School, 6:30 pm, Anderson Gymnasium (10040 Cottonwood Road)

May TBA: Spring Concert and Art Auction, Bozeman Senior Center

Tuesday, June 5: Eighth Grade Graduation, 6:30 pm, location TBA

 

CONCERT DRESS: Non-casual: slacks or khaki, button shirt or blouses, below knee skirt, no denim if possible.

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GENERAL MUSIC: All students in Kindergarten through Third Grade receive instruction in General Music. The General Music curriculum includes:

  • Singing
  • Performing on classroom instruments (Orff-style keyboards, recorders, guitar, hand percussion)
  • Improvising
  • Reading and notating
  • Composing and arranging
  • Developing listening skills
  • Evaluating music and performances
  • Understanding relationships between music and the other arts as well as disciplines outside the arts
  • Music from other cultures (examples include the World Music Drumming curriculum by Will Schmid).
  • Integration of music and other subject areas is done whenever possible.

4-8 BAND/WORLD MUSIC: All Fourth through Eighth Grade students participate in Band.  Starting in September 2011, a third weekly class session was added to the schedule for World Music. You will need to have a notebook (which will be graded on content and organization), portfolio/folder (for storing loose papers), and writing utensils with you every time class meets unless instructed otherwise.  You may expect homework and assignments to practice with this course.

 

PAST PROGRAMS INFORMATION

Programs and performances are part of the educational process, not strictly a "finished product" or "entertainment". For example, as part of that process, our second through fourth graders learn recorders as a pre-band instrument before entering fifth grade. Is it important for the students to perform their B-A-G songs for an audience? - Absolutely! As a class, they nominate songs from their books they have learned, and vote on which ones they want to program.

Programs are designed to showcase each ensemble or class at their current level or step in the overall K-8 Music curriculum.

While our resources are limited and many pieces are "recycled", it should be noted that students do not repeat pieces (anything performed by a student will not be re-done by that same student on a different program later on), and most pieces have 2-4 years (or more) before reprogramming. When pieces are reprogrammed, most of the other pieces done are not from the same previous concert, so you will never hear "the same concert" twice.

The following is a list of all pieces programmed since Fall, 2011 and their respective concert date(s):

 

KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE

America - The Spirit Lives On (arr. Douglas E. WAGNER): 6-2016

Candlelight Canon (Andy BECK): 12-2016

Christmas Clock, The (Carole McCANN & Alan POTE): 12-2011

Christmas Magic in the Air (LOUGHTON & Gordon L. STEED): 12-2011

Dansi Na Kuimba (Dave & Jean PERRY): 6-2016

December In Our Town (Roger EMERSON): 12-2012

First Flakes (Amy F. BERNON): 12-2014

Give Me A Kite (Dave & Jean PERRY): 6-2016

Green Eggs and Ham (FLAHERTY, AHRENS, SEUSS/arr. BECK): 5-2013

Hanukkah Tonight (Linda MARCUS & Vicki Tucker COURTNEY): 12-2014

Hip-Hop Reindeer (Andy BECK): 12-2016

Humpty Dumpty (Dave and Jean PERRY): 5-2014

In the Candlelight (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

It's Christmas Day (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2015

La Bamba (arr. EMERSON): 5-2017

La Fiesta de la Posada (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2011

Let It Go (Kristin ANDERSON-LOPEZ & Robert LOPEZ/arr. Mac HUFF): 5-2014

Life's A Happy Song (Bret McKENZIE/arr. Audrey SNYDER): 5-2014

Little Mermand, The - Selections (arr. EMERSON): 5-2015

Oh, Ring Those Christmas Bells (arr. DONNELLY & STRID): 12-2016

Old Joe Clark: 5-2017

One Wish (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2016

Our Gift For You (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014

Reindeer Rap, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015

Rhythm of the Rain (Jerry ESTES): 5-2014

Riversong (Andy BECK): 6-2016

Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight (Kirby SHAW): 12-2016

Sailor's Life for Me, The (Mary DONNELLY & George L.O. STRID): 5-2017

Santa's In the House (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2013

Santa's Job Is A Snap (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

Santa Makes The Rounds (arr. Janet GARDNER): 12-2014

Santa’s Rockin’ (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2011

Selections from the “Music Together” Collection:

  • Goin’ to Boston: 5-2013
  • John the Rabbit: 5-2012
  • Me, You, We: 5-2012
  • One Little Owl: 5-2014
  • Ridin’ in the Car: 5-2012
  • Rocketship: 5-2013
  • She Sells Sea Shells: 5-2012
  • Singin’ Everyday: 5-2012
  • This Train: 5-2012

She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain (arr. Earlene RENTZ): 6-2016

Sing, America Sing! (Emily CROCKER & John JACOBSON): 5-2013

Sing Merrily, Sing For Joy! (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014

Sixty Million Snowflakes (Phyllis Aleta WOLFE): 12-2011

Solfege Samba (Cristi Cary MILLER): 5-2017

Swing, The: 6-2016

Up, Up, Up in the Sleigh! (andy BECK): 12-2013

Welcome Spring (Andy BECK): 5-2015

When Sweet Winter Comes Again (Cynthia GRAY) 12-2015

Winter Fantasy (Jill GALLINA): 12-2015

Winter Sleigh Ride (Cynthia GRAY): 12-2014

 

SECOND, THIRD & FOURTH GRADE RECORDERS

Au Clair de la Lune (French Folk Song): 5-2012; 12-2015

Blues in D (call and response): 5-2012

Cobbler, Cobbler (Jamaican Street Song): 5-2012; 12-2015

Dance Tune: 5-2012

Down By the Station (American School Song):  5-2012

Hot Cross Buns (English Folk Song): 5-2012

Jingle Bells (J.S. PIERPONT): 12-2012; 12-2015

Jolly Old St. Nicholas (Traditional): 12-2012

Juba (African-American Folk Song): 5-2012

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Traditional Folk Song): 5-2012

Polka: 5-2012; 12-2015

 

SECOND, THIRD & FOURTH GRADE CHOIR

America - The Spirit Lives On (arr. Douglas E. WAGNER): 6-2016

Candlelight Canon (Andy BECK): 12-2016

Christmas Clock, The (Carole McCANN & Alan POTE): 12-2011

Christmas Rush, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2016

Christmas Wishes (Ruth Morris GRAY): 12-2014

Dansi Na Kuimba (Dave & Jean PERRY): 6-2016 (no 4th)

December In Our Town (Roger EMERSON): 12-2012

Disney Movie Magic (arr. Mac HUFF): 5-2013

First Flakes (Amy F. BERNON): 12-2014 (no 4th)

Give Me A Kite (Dave & Jean PERRY): 6-2016 (no 4th)

Green Eggs and Ham (FLAHERTY, AHRENS, SEUSS/arr. BECK): 5-2013

Hanukkah, Hanukkah (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2011

Hanukkah Tonight (Linda MARCUS & Vicki Tucker COURTNEY): 12-2014

Hip-Hop Reindeer (Andy BECK & Brian FISHER): 12-2011; 12-2016 (2-3)

Humpty Dumpty (Dave and Jean PERRY): 5-2014

If I Were A Rich Man (Jerry BOCK/arr. CHINN): 5-2015

I Love Rock and Roll Medley (arr. GILPIN): 3-2017 (4-8)

In the Candlelight (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

It's Christmas Day (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2015

Just Let Me Sing! (Mary DONNELLY & George L.O. STRID): 5-2013

La Bamba (arr. EMERSON): 5-2017

La Fiesta de la Posada (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2011

Let It Go (Kristin ANDERSON-LOPEZ & Robert LOPEZ/arr. Mac HUFF): 5-2014

Life's A Happy Song (Bret McKENZIE/arr. Audrey SNYDER): 5-2014

Light the Candles (Sally K. ALBRECHT & Lois BROWNSEY): 12-2013

Light the Menorah (LANTZ & BROWNSEY): 12-2016

Little Mermand, The - Selections (arr. EMERSON): 5-2015

Magic’s In Me, The (Cristi Cary MILLER): 5-2017 (no 4th)

Mary Had A Little Blues (Charles A. COLLINS): 5-2014

Oh, Ring Those Christmas Bells (arr. DONNELLY & STRID): 12-2016

Old Joe Clark: 5-2017

One Wish (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2016

Our Gift For You (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014

Pass It Along (Linda Steen SPEVACEK): 5-2015

Patriotic Salute, A (COHAN/arr. Sally K. ALBRECHT): 5-2014

Pure Imagination (BRICUSSE & NEWLEY/arr. Jay ALTHOUSE): 5-2014

Rain Dance (Berta & Sonja POORMAN): 5-2012

Reindeer Rap, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015

Rhythm of the Rain (Jerry ESTES): 5-2014

Riversong (Andy BECK): 6-2016 (no 4th)

Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight (Kirby SHAW): 12-2016

Sailor's Life for Me, The (Mary DONNELLY & George L.O. STRID): 5-2017 (no 4th)

Santa's In the House (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2013

Santa's Job Is A Snap (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

Santa Makes The Rounds (arr. Janet GARDNER): 12-2014

Santa’s Rockin’ (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2011

Scrooge! Scrooge! Scrooge! (Mary DONNELLY/arr. George L.O. STRID): 12-2013

She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain (arr. Earlene RENTZ): 6-2016 (no 4th)

Sing (arr. BRYMER): 3-2017 (4-8)

Sing, America Sing! (Emily CROCKER & John JACOBSON): 5-2013

Sing Merrily, Sing For Joy! (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014 (no 4th)

Sixty Million Snowflakes (Phyllis Aleta WOLFE): 12-2011

Solfege Samba (Cristi Cary MILLER): 5-2017

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (SHERMAN/arr. Cristi Cary MILLER): 5-2012

Swing, The: 6-2016 (No 4th)

Two Stevenson Settings (Dave & Jean PERRY): 5-2012

Uma Familia (Jay ALTHOUSE): 3-2016 (4th only)

Up, Up, Up in the Sleigh! (andy BECK): 12-2013

Waters Ripple and Flow (arr. MILLER): 5-2017 (no 4th)

We Are One (Greg GILPIN): 5-2013

Welcome Spring (Andy BECK): 5-2015

What Tomorrow Brings (Sally K. ALBRECHT & Jay ALTHOUSE): 6-2012

When Sweet Winter Comes Again (Cynthia GRAY) 12-2015

Winter Fantasy (Jill GALLINA): 12-2015

Winter Sleigh Ride (Cynthia GRAY): 12-2014

You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (STROUSE/arr. FUNK): 5-2015

 

FIFTH GRADE CHOIR

Africa (David PAICH & Jeff PORCARO/arr. Audrey SNYDER): 5-2017 (w/4th)

America - The Spirit Lives On (arr. Douglas E. WAGNER): 6-2016

Candlelight Canon (Andy BECK): 12-2016

Christmas Rush, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2016

Christmas Wishes (Ruth Morris GRAY): 12-2014

December In Our Town (Roger EMERSON): 12-2012

Goin' On A Sleigh Ride (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015 (w/4th)

Hanukkah Tonight (Linda MARCUS & Vicki Tucker COURTNEY): 12-2014

Hip-Hop Reindeer (Andy BECK & Brian FISHER): 12-2011

I Love Rock and Roll Medley (arr. GILPIN): 3-2017 (4-8)

In the Candlelight (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

It's Christmas Day (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2015

La Bamba (arr. EMERSON): 5-2017

La Fiesta de la Posada (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2011

Light the Menorah (LANTZ & BROWNSEY): 12-2016

Oh, Ring Those Christmas Bells (arr. DONNELLY & STRID): 12-2016

Old Joe Clark: 5-2017

One Wish (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2016

Our Gift For You (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014

Reindeer Rap, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015

Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight (Kirby SHAW): 12-2016

Santa's In the House (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2013

Santa Makes The Rounds (arr. Janet GARDNER): 12-2014

Sing (arr. BRYMER): 3-2017 (4-8)

Solfege Samba (Cristi Cary MILLER): 5-2017

Sparklejollytwinklejingley (from "Elf") (BEGUELIN & SKLAR/arr. Andy BECK): 12-2014 (w/4th)

Swingin' With Santa Claus (arr. Mac HUFF): 12-2013

Uma Familia (Jay ALTHOUSE): 3-2016

When Sweet Winter Comes Again (Cynthia GRAY) 12-2015

 

SIXTH, SEVENTH & GRADE CHOIR

Africa (David PAICH & Jeff PORCARO/arr. Audrey SNYDER): 5-2017

Candlelight Canon (Andy BECK): 12-2016

December In Our Town (Roger EMERSON): 12-2012

Don't Stop Believin' (PERRY, SCHON, CAIN/arr. ANDERS & DAVIS, adapted EMERSON): 6-2016

Goin' On A Sleigh Ride (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015

Hip-Hop Reindeer (Andy BECK & Brian FISHER): 12-2011

I Love Rock and Roll Medley (arr. GILPIN): 3-2017 (4-8)

In the Candlelight (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2013

It's Christmas Day (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2015

La Bamba (arr. EMERSON): 5-2017 (w/guitars)

La Fiesta de la Posada (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2011

Nes Gadol Haya Sham (Roger EMERSON & John JACOBSON): 12-2015

One Wish (Dave & Jean PERRY): 12-2016

Our Gift For You (Jerry ESTES): 12-2014

Reindeer Rap, The (Sally K. ALBRECHT): 12-2015

Riu, Riu, Chiu (Anonymous Carol (1556)/arr. Linda SPEVACEK-AVERY): 12-2016

Rockin' Down the Chimney Tonight (Kirby SHAW): 12-2016

Santa's In the House (Lois BROWNSEY & Marti Lunn LANTZ): 12-2013

Sing (arr. BRYMER): 3-2017 (4-8)

Sparklejollytwinklejingley (from "Elf") (BEGUELIN & SKLAR/arr. Andy BECK): 12-2014

Swingin' With Santa Claus (arr. Mac HUFF): 12-2013

Uma Familia (Jay ALTHOUSE): 3-2016

When Sweet Winter Comes Again (Cynthia GRAY) 12-2015

Winter Sleigh Ride (Cynthia GRAY): 12-2014

 

SIXTH, SEVENTH & GRADE MUSIC

Ensemble 1 (“World Music Drumming” - Will SCHMIDT): 11-2011

Ode to Joy (L.v. BEETHOVEN/acoustic guitars): 12-2013

Samba Sample (class improvisation): 11-2015

Silent Night (Franz GRUBER/acoustic guitars): 12-2013

That Guy Next To Me (Mark SHELTON/bucket drumming): 11-2014