A message from our music staff:

Mr. Berger and Ms. Dudlak are glad you're here! Check back often for updates and info about our Westgate music program. Mr. Berger can be reached via email at gberger@sd25.org, and Ms. Dudlak can be reached at jdudlak@sd25.org. Follow Mr. Berger on Twitter! @WEMusic160

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Welcome to the Westgate Music Blog!!

Hello! Welcome to the new Westgate Music blog. Please check back from time to time to see what's going on in the music room at Westgate!

We have a few concerts coming up. The MA-1/2 classes will perform on Tuesday, February 26th, and out 4/5 and 5th grade classes will perform on March 12th. Both grades have been working very hard to prepare great music! Please plan to attend.

The second graders just finished a unit on Instruments Families of the Orchestra, which culminated in a cool group project using the iPad app 'Songify'. I'll try to post some audio if I can figure out how to do it!

Third grade classes just finished a unit on American folk instruments. We studied about the Banjo, Appalachian Dulcimer, Fiddle, Hammered Dulcimer, Harmonica, Acoustic guitar, and Accordion. YouTube was a great resource for seeing and hearing authentic recordings of these wonderful instruments!

The district 25 Staff Variety Show was last Saturday night, and it was a big success. I had the pleasure of singing "Bring Him Home" from Les Mis, as well as playing World Music Drums with my fellow music teachers and playing electric guitar on "Forever Young"- the Dylan tune. It was a blast, and was very well attended!

That's all for now!
Mr. B

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