Well I am finally getting back to this part of the website! I hope to have students and/or myself update every so often just what we're up to in the 4th and 5th grade music classes. To start of the year I wanted to share how our first ever Beginning Band Boot Camp experience went. Well, it was AMAZING! We had 35 dedicated incoming 5th graders and a wonderful set of high school students from Southwest High School under the leadership of Mr. Wixson and myself for 3 hours over 3 days. In just a short time, the students were able to assemble and care for their instruments independently, produce the correct tone/sound on their instrument, and even got to 3, 4, or 5 notes! With this huge jump start, we will be able to really get into learning more difficult music sooner. THey even got to teach their parents/guardians how to play their new instrument as well (and they were great sports about it too!)
Students that weren't able to attend camp will get caught up no problem with Mrs. Wixson the first week of school.
We had over 50 music students from Kenny perform on the Guthrie stage on March 27th. 5th Grade students and Glee Club performed a portion of the 5th grade music concert including the original composition, The Kenny Blues! We not only enjoyed performing but an inside look into the Guthrie stage and backrooms (not to mention an EPIC scavenger hunt, pizza, and rolling down an awesome hill outside). We couldn't be prouder of our music students! Thanks for joining us!