What a fantastic first week back at school! Thank you, students and parents who I've met, for extending a warm welcome to me. I absolutely love being a Calvary Eagle! I am now definitely looking forward to a fantastic year!
This week, we learned a few vocal warm-ups. We also worked on singing in solfege (do, re, mi, etc.) as well as incorporating the Curwen hand signs with them. It is amazing how activating the visual, audio, and kinaesthetic faculties simultaneously enhances cognitive abilities and the students' sense of pitch. We also learned some short songs that we sang in canon (in a round) as well as one song with ostinati (short, repeating parts that layer on top of one another).
Students, I've had such a blast this week! Let's keep up the hard work!
Next week: We will be voice testing to assign voice parts (this should go pretty quickly, and you will mostly sing in small groups for this process). You will also get your first piece of sheet music (YAY!) and your new binder slots. So please have your binder!
Have a great weekend!