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Webinars and Assemblies

  • Topic: Grade 4 Parent Webinar
    Start Time : May 27, 2020 05:44 PM
    Meeting Recording Link
     
    Topic: Grade 4 Student-Lead Virtual Tour of Saxe
    Start Time: May 27, 2020 07:01 PM
     
    4-to-5 Assembly 

    (link here password: 991574)

Welcome to Saxe Grade 4 Student Assembly

  • Please use the link below to view our Welcome to Saxe Grade 4 Student Assembly!  The password to view the video is Saxe2028!

    Grade 4 Student Assembly

Music Choice Information

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    Dear Fourth Grade Parents,
     
    Please Read before completing this form:  It is anticipated that students remain in their band, choir, orchestra or music technology strands during their years at Saxe; similar to students staying with the same foreign language.  Changing into a new music course can be difficult because course requirements are different for each music strand.  

    Completing this form will enroll your child in their music course for the 2020-2021 school year and for their duration at Saxe. Form must be completed no later than  May 29, 2020.  If you have already filled out this form and would like to change your response, do not fill out the form again, but contact Brenda Carmichael, brenda.carmichael@ncps-k12.org and/or the appropriate music teacher.

    Saxe Music Department Course Descriptions:

    Band  
    Instrument options for band include flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and baritone. Band students will learn instrument performance technique, develop music reading skills, and explore new musical concepts. Students are required to practice regularly at home and will participate in two evening performances during the year. Aptitude tests will be administered at the end of 5th grade for students interested in percussion, French horn, saxophone, and oboe. Participation in 5th grade band on flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone or baritone is a prerequisite for selection of these instruments. Students participate in two evening performances during the year.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Please note listed above are the ONLY instruments offered for instruction in 5th grade.  Saxe Band teachers will screen students during the first semester for possible percussion placement. For more information go to:  https://www.ncps-k12.org/Page/5392 or contact Mr. Coulter: Christopher.Coulter@ncps-k12.org.

    Orchestra
    Instrument options for orchestra include violin, viola, cello and string bass. 5th grade orchestra is the third year of instruction for orchestra students, however beginning students are also welcome. Students are required to practice regularly at home. Orchestra students will further develop playing technique, music reading skills and explore new musical concepts. Students participate in two evening performances during the year.  For more information go to:  https://ncps.digication.com/kate.roach/Home/ or contact Ms. Dorfman:  Kathleen.Dorfman@ncps-k12.org

    Chorus  
    The purpose of the Saxe Choral Program is to prepare singers for vocal participation in many genres of music. In small and large groups, students will perform music representing varied styles, languages, and time periods. Additionally, students individually sight-sing, listen and analyze choral recordings, and self assess performances. Students participate in two evening performances during the year.  For more information go to: https://ncps.digication.com/mrs_sagerstrand/Welcome/ or contact Ms. Sagerstrand: dedra.sagerstrand@ncps-k12.org.

    Music Technology
    In this class students will develop basic piano keyboard skills and will develop the coordination necessary to play pieces of music on the piano keyboard. Using the Mac program GarageBand, students will turn piano keyboards into any instrument, such as drums, bass guitar, guitar, organ or harp. Students will also be expected to continue to learn to read music on the grand staff. We ask that students purchase a set of drum sticks to practice rhythms. If a student does not have a piano or keyboard at home it is recommended that students purchase an electronic keyboard to practice assignments at home. For more information go to:  https://www.ncps-k12.org/Page/794 or contact Mr. Matthew DeMella @ matthew.demella@ncps-k12.org
     
     

4 to 5 Transition Presentation

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2018 Grade 5 Student Video

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5th-Grade Student News (2017 Transition Video)