Penn Manor music teachers have made recommendations to administrators about how to best meet the musical needs of students while following health and safety precautions.
Registration for starting a band or string instrument is being delayed this year. Future band or string students will be invited to register when it is deemed safe. Physical proximity, aerosols in the breath, and sharing of materials are the reasons for this delay.
Instrument lessons for returning students in 5th and 6th grade will continue with a combination of in-person and virtual meetings.
Due to Covid-19 and the requirement for small groups of students, there will not be BAND or CHORUS ensemble rehearsals this fall. Since string students can be masked, distanced, and fully play their string instruments, small string ensembles will be considered before 2021.
When we meet for in-person music class, students will actively participate in music through: Thoughtful Listening, Quiet Gentle Singing with masks on, Body Percussion (like clapping, snapping, or tapping), Creating through Improvising and Composing, Reading and Writing (Notating) music, Evaluating, and Exploring music from various cultures.
Our next Martic BAND rehearsal is tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8:00am on the Martic stage.
Our last LeTort CHORUS rehearsal (before the trip to the High School) is tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 3/27, at 8:00am in the music room.
4/4 – trip to HS for rehearsal
4/5 – concert at HS, 7:00pm (students arrive 6:45)
LeTort CHORUS – Tuesday, 3/27, 8:00am
Martic BAND – Wednesday, 3/28, 8:00am
Martic CHORUS – Thursday, 3/29, 8:00am
Combined District CHORUS Concert is coming:
Thursday, 4/5, 7:00pm at Penn Manor High School
Our next Martic CHORUS rehearsal has now been moved to Friday, due to the snow day.
Our next LeTort CHORUS is tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 3/20, at 8am in the music room.
LeTort CHORUS – 3/20, 4/3
Combined CHORUS rehearsal at the High School is 4/4
Combined CHORUS CONCERT at the High School is 4/5 @ 7:00pm
Songs to practice here:
Here is a link to my Moodle page, and recordings of our CHORUS pieces to practice! Remember they have to be memorized when we perform April 5th!
LeTort CHORUS – 3/20 4/3
Martic CHORUS – 3/22 3/28
Tomorrow (Friday, 3/16) is our next Martic BAND rehearsal.
Below is a link to recordings of our BAND pieces.
– Listen and follow along with the music
– Listen and play along (some are too fast, but keep practicing!)
Our next Martic BAND rehearsal will be this Friday.