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

Friday, March 15, 2013

The 1/2 MA Concert has been rescheduled!

Good news! The 1/2 Multi-Age concert, originally scheduled for February 28th, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 11, 2013. Students should arrive at 6:45 and report to the LMC. Concert time is 7:00-7:45p.m. 
Students will be singing selections from Luigi's Baton and the Orchestra Family Reunion. We did a study of orchestra instruments and families back in February!
Mr. Berger will send a letter via Friday packet with more concert details. Thank you!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Concert Information- 4/5 & 5th Grade

Hello! Attached is the parent information letter for the upcoming 4/5 and 5th grade concert. I am also sending a paper copy home tomorrow, and it will be posted in the friday packet.

We are really excited to perform for our community on Tuesday, March 12th!

Mr. Berger


To: Westgate Parent(s) of students in 4/5th MA and 5th grade classrooms
From: Mr. Berger, Mrs. Henjum & Mrs. Ziemann
Subject: Music Program Reminder and Information
Date: March 7, 2013

            Greetings from the Westgate music room! This letter is to remind Westgate families that our 4/5 & 5th grade music program will be Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00. The students in these classes have been working very hard on their music, and are excited to share a wonderful performance with all of you!

            Please carefully read the information below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you or any family members are willing to help with the concert. Thank you!

Student call time: Students should arrive at 6:45p.m., and report to the LMC. (We need one parent from each class to assist in the LMC.)

Dress Code: We have chosen not to have a specific color scheme for this program. Students should look nice, neat and comfortable. Please avoid heavy clothing, since the stage area can become quite warm.

Recorders: Students in Miss Kent and Mr. Lamich’s classes need to have their soprano recorders at school the night of the concert. No loaner recorders will be provided.

Concert expectations: Students are expected to attend and participate in the concert program. Each class is performing a special piece, so every child is needed. If for some reason your child will be unable to attend, please contact his/her music teacher prior to March 12th. Thank you.

Volunteers needed: Please contact Mr. Berger if you are able to assist in any of the following areas: Video, set-up/clean-up, stage helper, programs,  & LMC helper.  Thank you for considering being a part of our team!

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night!


Mr. Berger (gberger@sd25.org)
Mrs. Henjum (nhenjum@sd25.org)
Mrs. Ziemann (cziemann@sd25.org)
Westgate Music Staff

Please note: Individuals with disabilities should notify the building Principal if they have a disability that will require special assistance or services. Please give the building Principal advance notice of 24 hours. Thank You. (Board policy 8:70)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Something to ponder this week...

In all things, (especially ISAT's), we should always try to:

Have a wonderful week, and remember: If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it! :-)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Music this week... What did we do?

Happy friday! It's March, and things are moving quickly here at Westgate. The 1/2 MA concert had to be canceled this week because of the big snowfall on Tuesday. We are still working on a new date for the concert, so stay tuned!
The 4/5 and 5th grade students continued working on music and activities for their March 12th concert. We will be having a rehearsal on Monday morning to see how all of the different classes will come together. It's going to be a great concert!

The title page.
One of the highlights of the week was using an IPEVO camera to display a book on my whiteboard. This made it easier for students to follow along and see the illustrations in the book, "The Composer is Dead."

The IPEVO camera in action.

I also shared a funny and entertaining video from YouTube, called "Classical Music in the Key of Comedy". I linked the video below. Enjoy!
Classical Music in the Key of Comedy

Have a great weekend!