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 17, 2017

Mr. Berger is performing in Madagascar, A Musical Adventure!

Hello, Westgate families! Please consider bringing your children to see this fun musical production of the popular Dreamworks film, Madagascar! Mr. Berger plays Marty the Zebra, a crack-a-lackin' hip-hop character from the Central Park Zoo! Special school day rates are available for the March 31st performance. Visit www.overshadowed.org for ticket details.

Hope to see you there!

Mr. Berger ./`

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our second graders learn about the instrument families of the orchestrta!

I CAN...
Identify the four instrument families of the orchestra
Identify orchestra instruments by sight and sound, and place them into their families.

These I CAN statements are the goal for our second grade orchestra unit. We have been learning about each instrument family: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, & Percussion. Last week we listened to film music from Superman and Pirates of the Caribbean, using our awesome Music Express magazines, and discussed how important the film score is to the overall dramatic effect of the movie.

This week, we are reading and listening to the wonderful book, "The Remarkable Farkle McBride" by actor John Lithgow. I had the pleasure of hearing him perform this with the Chicago Symphony many years ago! Below is a YouTube video that I shared with the 2nd grade classes. Enjoy!

The Remarkable Farkle McBride book & music

Friday, March 3, 2017

First Grade Concert is coming soon!

Our students in first grade classrooms will be performing their concert on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m.! Attached below is the information letter that was sent home with students on Friday.

First Grade Concert Parent information letter

Looking forward to a fun and enjoyable show!

Have a super weekend!

Mr. Berger ./`