Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week of April 22

Dear Students and Parents,
Please view the lesson plan here: Week of April 22
On Tuesday we celebrate Spring with music performances by the PreK classes as well as Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders. Please join us in the Auditorium at 9am and 10am on April 24.
Have a wonderful week and congratulations to the students who are receiving Holy Communion today!
Ms. Alma Micic

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week of April 15

Please view the lesson plan here: WEEK OF APRIL 15

This week we are in preparations for our Spring Gala, featuring Prek1,2,3,4,5 as well as K,1,2 grades. We have selected some very beautiful Spring-themed songs that we hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Ms. Alma Micic
Music Faculty

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Week of April 8, 2018


Dear Students and Families,
I hope you had a restful and joyus Easter break!
This week we will be focusing on music selections for the upcoming school Mass in mid-April and Spring shows that will take place end of April.
I am looking forward to choosing the Spring themed songs with my hard-working students, who happen to be really great singers too!

Please view the lesson plan HERE

Have a great week, I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Alma Micic
Music Teacher, OLQM

Monday, March 19, 2018

Week of March 18

Please view the lesson plan here:Week of March 18
Grades 3-8 please finish memorizing these songs by Wednesday this week:
These Forty Day of Lent- https://youtu.be/qQXZlQbyd8g
Give Me Oil in My Lamp- https://youtu.be/llvhZUCB0Jg
Lift High The Cross- https://youtu.be/7nGaT8QnYRE
Go Light The World ( 8th grade only)-https://youtu.be/DtIIFJIxdUw
Wade In The Water - chorus only with soloists: https://youtu.be/W4etFQIOUpI
I Can Only Imagine- https://youtu.be/rPhIp0DsLH0
One Bread One Body music and lyrics

Monday, March 12, 2018

Passion Play songs- important

Grades 3-8 please finish memorizing these songs by Friday this week:
These Forty Day of Lent- https://youtu.be/qQXZlQbyd8g
Give Me Oil in My Lamp- https://youtu.be/llvhZUCB0Jg
Lift High The Cross- https://youtu.be/7nGaT8QnYRE
Go Light The World ( 8th grade only)-https://youtu.be/DtIIFJIxdUw
Wade In The Water - chorus only with soloists: https://youtu.be/W4etFQIOUpI
I Can Only Imagine- https://youtu.be/rPhIp0DsLH0

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week of March 11, 2018

Dear Students and Parents,
I hope you had a restful weekend. This coming week we will focus on songs featured in the Passion Play scheduled for March 23, which will be a combination of hymns, spirituals and contemporary gospel Christian music. Younger grades will continue exploring various Spring-themed songs as well as various rhythmic games using percussion instruments such as shakers, tambourines, hand drums and sticks.
At least once this week each class will be singing a version of vocal warm ups approriate for their grade and age; we will also discuss vocal health and breath technique with students in grades 4-8.
Composers featured this week are French composer Claude Debussy- most students are familiar with his well-known Clair de Lune composition and we will introduce more of his orchestral works, as well as a continuation of study on Sergei Prokofiev, composer of the beloved musical story Peter and the Wolf which almost everyone in the schools can sing along to at this point, especially Peter’s theme!
Have a joyus and successful week,
Ms. Alma Micic

LESSON PLAN- WEEK OF MARCH 11

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Week of March 4

Hello Students and Parents,
This week we will be learning new traditional and contemporary sacred songs in preparation for the Passion Play which will take place on March 23 in the Church.
Students in grades 4-8 studying the recorder/block flute will become more proficient playing the whole range of notes on the instruments, including the high D, a note we learned last week in order to be able to play the melody for Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
Students in grades Prek1 through 3 will be practicing percussion instruments and basic piano skills and exploring keyboard sounds.
Please view the lesson plan here: Week of March 4
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma Micic

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Lesson plan week of February 25

Lesson plan Week of February 25
Dear Students and Parents,
This week will be dedicated to songs about Spring as well as Seussical the Musical as it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Friday.
We will continue using recorders and learning bass notes of popular songs, as well as percussion instruments and piano/keyboard.
Have a wonderful week,
Ms. Alma

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week of February 18

Please view the lesson plan here: Week of February 18
I look forward to presenting the Black History Month concerts this week on Wed Feb21, grades 1-8 have been working very hard. We will present jazz, gospel and rock and roll selections created by African Americans who have shaped so many original music art forms unique to USA-and are truly a cultural treasure that we must maintain and keep learning about.
Have a great week everyone!
Ms. Alma

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week of February 11

please view the lesson plan here:WEEK OF 2/11/18

VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTATION PREK1,2, AND K WILL OCCUR ON FEB 13
VALENTINE’S DAY PRESENTATION PREK3,4,5 WILL OCCUR ON FEB 14

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION CONCERT GRADES 1-8 IS ON FEBRUARY 21

Songs to review for Ash Wednesday Mass-Sacramental class:
We Remember
There Is A Balm In Gilead
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
These Forty Days of Lent
I Want To Walk As A Child of The Light
Lift High The Cross

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!


Ms. Alma

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week of February 5th

Hello Students and Parents!
This week we are preparing for two Valentine’s Day music presentations that will take place on February 13 and February 14.
On 2/13 presentation will be for PreK-1, Pre-K 2 Grades and Kindergarten. They will perform two songs each starting at 9am. On February 14, PreK 3,4,5 will be presenting their Valentine’s Day show, also with two songs per class. That day we also have Mass at 10:30am for Ash Wednesday and Sacramental class children will sing.
Hope to see you there!
Have a wonderful week,
Ms. Alma Micic
LESSON PLAN

Sunday, January 28, 2018

LESSONS PLAN WEEK OF JANUARY 28

This week we will continue practicing for the upcoming Valentine’s and Black History Month Presentations, exploring various musicals and choral singing. Composers featured this week are Bach and Beethoven. Our 6th grade student Nisha was kind to bring her viola last week and do a presentation for her class! Students asked questions about the instrument and she did an amazing job explaining the instrument and showing us how it’s played.
Sacramental class students will learn and rehearse songs selected for the Sunday service.
Have a great week everyone!
Ms Alma
LESSON PLAN JAN 28


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week of Jan 21 2018

Hello Students and Families,
Please view the current lesson plan here: WEEK OF JAN 21
This week we will continue learning about different unique rhythms from around the world, with focus on Samba that is based in Brazil. We will continue working on preparations for the Valentine’s Day presentations for younger students, PreK-K and Black History Month presentations later in February featuring grades 1-8.
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Alma Micic