Miss Evans

Evans

Miss Evans

Music

I am originally from Rochester NY and graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Education. My main instrument is the piano and I love performing for musicals and choral groups. My favorite musical to perform for is Seussical the Musical! I also play the clarinet for the Dixie Land group called 23 Skidoo from Hamburg NY. As a hobby I love playing the quad drums for the Hamburg Kingsman.  My favorite (non-musical) hobbies are cooking, cross stitching, and reading. My favorite sports are biking, walking, and rock climbing.

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Classroom Information

Welcome St. Amelia’s Music Family!!!!!

I am so thrilled to be here as the new General Music teacher of the St. Amelia School community. A lot of exciting things are going to be happening this year for the students.

 

***Important Dates***

Well done on a fantastic Christmas Musical!!!! 

 

Middle School Chorus

Students from grades 6th through 8th will be given the opportunity to volunteer in a chorus ensemble that will be held once a week during advisement period. The chorus ensemble will perform a selection of repertoire of a variety of genres, including but not limited to classical, accapella, hymns, Broadway, etc. On May 14 the chorus ensemble will perform with the band ensembles in a concert. Time and place is to be determined. Students who become members must attend all rehearsals. If the student misses 3 rehearsals with unexcused absences or their behavior becomes disruptive and harms the ensemble’s success, the student will be dismissed by the teacher from attending further rehearsals and the concert.

Sign up sheet may be found in Mrs. Scime’s room and the first rehearsal will take place the week of January  14.

8th Grade Special Topics

The 8th grade classes will be studying the following topics:

Class 8B,World of Music: this class will be studying ethnomusicology or music from a culture or country outside Western Civilization Music. We will be exploring ethnic music from every habitable continent and countries such as Japan, Africa, Brazil, etc. Students will learn by listening to ethnic music, watching videos, and playing instruments from a particular culture. Students will be required to take notes, participate and perform in class, complete in class assignments, take quizzes, and do a final project at the end of the year of a country not studied.

Class 8A, From History to Popular: this class will be studying musicology or music from Western Civilization. We will be studying the progression of music from its earliest form uses to modern day, listening and studying selected composers and genres from each era and period. Students will learn by listening to musical examples, studying notation excerpts, and performing musical excerpts by a focused composer on instruments. Students will be required to take notes, participate and perform in class, complete in class assignments, take quizzes, and complete a final project at the end of the year about a popular musician or genre.

Class 8D, Ukulele and Guitar: this class will study the skills required to play ukulele and guitar. We will be studying melody line verses chordal harmony, reading and notation, and a variety of genres that incorporate ukulele and guitar. Students will be required to to participate and perform in class, complete in class assignments, perform for playing tests, and complete a final project at the end of the year. Students will also perform for school functions such as the art show in May.

Class 8C, Instrument Ensemble: this class will study the skills required to play in a variety of instrument ensembles. We will be studying drum circles, bucket drumming recorder ensembles, and ukulele jam sessions. Students will be required to participate and perform in class, collaborate with other students on playing projects, lead ensembles for a rehearsal and/or performance, compose for ensemble repertoire, and complete a final project at the end of the year. Students will also perform for school functions such as Catholic School’s week at the end of January and the art show in May.

School instruments used for these classes are not to be taken home.

3rd Grade Recorder

Proof of Play #1: This is our first playing test of the school year. Students’ recorders and folders are currently kept in the classroom because the playing test will happen during the regular music time on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. If your child did not bring their folder to class January 4 please help them bring it to their next music class on Monday and Wednesday.

Recorder class for all 3rd Graders is Friday. Students are expected to be prepared for every class with their recorder and pouch. If student is unprepared here is how it affects their grade. This grading procedure is renewed every quarter.

1st miss=no penalty      2nd miss=one point lowered grade
3rd miss=one point lowered grade and phone call home.

Students received their recorder folders which will contain their homework assignment. Students are to bring their folders every Friday. If student is unprepared with their folder here is how it affects their grade. This grading procedure is renewed every quarter.

1st miss=no penalty      2nd miss=one point lowered grade
3rd miss=one point lowered grade and phone call home.

School recorders are not to be taken home and are for classroom use only.

 

 

Classroom Management Policy

6th-8th Grade

Maintain a positive attitude and participate in class activities.

Understand practice is required and essential to your success.

Show respect for all instruments, people, and materials in the classroom.

Interruptions and rudeness are NOT tolerated. Raise hand before speaking.

Come to class on time, ready to learn, and with all of your necessary materials.

Students earn stickers on a classroom chart if “all” students follow the rules. The purpose is to get students oriented in an “ensemble” mindset rather than a “solo” mind set.

Every time class earns 4 stickers they can place a music note on the staff wall. All 6th through 8th grade classes will be composing a piece together with this wall. At the spring concert the composition will be presented by me or the students. If the students earn all their stickers, there may be a chance to create more compositions. The individual notes will be labeled to indicate which class contributed the note.

PK-5th Grade

Discipline: raise your hand and keep your hands to yourself

Respect: be nice to each other and take care of instruments

and Unity: following teacher’s directions with your ears and eyes

through Music: actively participating with a good attitude

Students earn stickers on a classroom chart if “all” students follow the rules. The purpose is to get students oriented in an “ensemble” mindset rather than a “solo” mind set.

If the students get 4 stickers, each student in the class will be able to earn a big VIP sticker to take with them.

 

Closing Comments

If you have any questions, please contact me via email.  My first priority during the school day is the students’ safety and education.  I will only check my email on breaks and during lunch. If you need me for any reason during the course of the day that requires immediate attention, please contact the office.

Thank you and have a musical day!!!