Chorus News!

Dear Chorus,

Congratulations on a fabulous year. Your directors are already planning an incredible year for 2017-18. We met for hours yesterday to narrow down a list of potential musicals for next year. If all goes as planned, we’ll do a holiday musical (Elfis and the Frozen Princess) at the November PTA meeting, sing for PTA again in February, sing for Judges at the LGPE, perform a musical in March (one we are considering is Annie!), and host a Talent Showcase in May! Of course, we’ll try to find a date to sing the National Anthem for the Braves again, too!

We have a busy year planned, so enjoy your summer break and keep making music!

Sleeping Beauty Musical!

The Eastvalley Eagle Chorus

                      Presented

April 26, 27, and 28, 2017

On the Eastvalley Elementary School Stage

The students did an excellent job transporting us and our imagination to a time long, long ago, in a land far, far away! Kids, we are proud of you!

Check back over the next few weeks for links to pictures and perhaps a video from the show!

Take a look at these fabulous pictures from Karen Bito. You’ll need a free Shutterfly account:

  https://eastvalleyelementery.shutterfly.com/pictures#n_8

Calendar

Special Rehearsal May 15 from 2:30-4.

Special performance May 19 at 8 and 9 AM

Sunday, May 21st

We will sing the National Anthem for the Atlanta Braves in the new Suntrust ballpark!

 

Thanks,

 

Anthony Bernard, Ph.D.

Music Specialist

Eastvalley Elementary School

2570 Lower Roswell Road

Marietta, GA 30068

[email protected]

http://www.cobblearning.net/drbernard/

100 Free QuaverNotes!

Quaver has a special gift for you. Use the code soon before it expires on August 1st!

I hope you use QuaverMusic.com all summer long to create and learn about music!

Here’s a special code – ILoveMusic – your students can use, which will give each account 100 QuaverNotes! Below are instructions to redeem the code:

  1. Go to QuaverMusic.com
  2. On the Log In window, click the “Click Here!” button next to “Have a special Quaver Code?”

Then enter the Quaver Code (ILoveMusic) and click the “Enter” button.

Enjoy!

Eastvalley Day at the Braves 2017!

Eastvalley Day at the Braves is

Sunday, May 21, 2017!

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals ~     1:35 pm 1st pitch

Game opener:  Eastvalley Eagle Chorus selected to sing The Star-Spangled Banner

  • Tickets will be sent home with your child by the Tuesday before the game
  • Discounted ticket sales ended WEDNESDAY, March 22nd.

Click the link to download a seating chart for the SunTrust Park Braves Stadium!  SunTrust Park – Seating Chart-1fpn299

WE WANT EVERYONE TO COME! Invite your friends and family!

What better way to celebrate Spring than to have some fun with friends and family,

 hear the Award Winning Eastvalley Eagle Chorus and watch some baseball!!

Come join us!                      It will be lots of fun!!                         Dr. Bernard

[email protected]

 

LGPE Judges’ Comments 2017

LGPE Judge Comments 2017

We did an excellent job with only three rehearsals! I’m proud of our chorus!

These are the glows and grows from the judges’ comments.

Tone:

Glows

Great energy at start of Danny Boy.

Grows

Tighten abdomen, keep throat open especially those high pitches—tone somewhat lighter on softer places. A little forced as you sing louder—perhaps lighten a little.

Sing softer to stay in head voice.

 

Pitch:

Glows

Good pitch, centered when not singing too loud.

Grows

Watch and support those high pitches.

Keep the air flowing on long notes so the pitch doesn’t go flat.

Inconsistent vowels.

Stay in head voice to stay in tune.

On higher pitches, keep working on lighter singing voice. It will assist with pitch and vowels staying consistent.

 

Rhythm:

Glows

Precise.

Nice rhythmic energy.

Grows

Energy suffers when you are thinking individual notes instead of musical phrases.

Be careful not to rush and hold pitches to the end of the phrase.

 

 

Ensemble:

Glows

You listen well to each other.

Nice unison balance

Grows

Watch that you are not singing so loud that you are forcing.

Everyone must use a head voice so individual voices don’t stick out.

 

Diction:

Glows

Most consonants are good.

Text is clear.

Grows

Continue working on eliminating the American “r.”

Many long vowels—be careful to droop jaw and not allow any vowels to spread out.

All your vowels need more space—try using a “home alone” face to find that space.

 

Interpretation:

Glows

Good attention to the director

Bravo, Recorder Player!

Thank you so much for singing.

 

Grows

Use a wide range of dynamics—shape the phrases

Use more awareness of the natural rise and fall of the musical phrase.

Don’t speed up on Danny Boy.

Chorus Field Trip Feb 16 LGPE

We sing for judges at the Large Group Performance Evaluation on Feb 16,

We will leave the school on two busses at 9:15, listen to other choruses, perform, eat lunch and return by 1:45. The chorus needs to wear the full uniform to school. If a chorus student is not in uniform, he/she will not be allowed to go on the field trip.

Please email Mrs Steinheimer if you can chaperon. We can take the first ten volunteers! [email protected]  

We will feed the kids lunch at Stevi B’s Pizza after we perform on the 16th and return to school by 1:45 PM.

Thank you!

Quaver Account Creation Directions

We are excited to announce that Eastvalley has joined the Quaver Music family!

We have a two-year license to use all the fabulous resources at https://www.quavermusic.com

Every student has music homework! The homework is, use QuaverMusic to learn music skills! Create your own login with your Eastvalley computer lab code so you’ll never forget it!

  1. Go to https://www.quavermusic.com ;
  2. In the top right corner, click “Sign Up” ;
  3. As you sign up, use your Eastvalley computer lab number where you create “my Quavername” ;
  4. Use your computer lab password as your Quaver password;
  5. Enter a parent’s email address;
  6. Use your new login and password to log on to the fabulous QuaverMusic.com website!

Below are the secret codes you’ll need to have access. The class number is for your grade level specific activities. You can access all grade levels with the code for “everyone!”

Grade Level

Class Code

K

ER7LBH

1

RQ4PFE

2

BMMXTT

3

RRM3KT

4

JGTN3R

5

3F9RT8

Everyone!

C6PVWV

Enjoy creating and learning about music at https://www.quavermusic.com

Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Saturday

Dear People,

I’ve arranged half price tickets for CCSD students for admission to the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra concerts held at the Lassiter Concert Hall! Tell your students and your friends!

Our next concert at Lassiter is this Saturday Feb 11 at 7 p.m. CCSD students may purchase tickets at the door for half price (as low as $7). CCSD employees get a special offer too. See the county website for details.

Young Artists‘ Concerto Competition http://www.georgiaphilharmonic.org/
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Lassiter Concert Hall
Roswell/Marietta

The Samuel Fordis Young Artists‘ Concerto Competition — now one of the largest in the South — features the top competition winners in solo performance with the orchestra. Scores of soloists come from all over the South to compete head-to head. Without a doubt, this is one not to miss!

Four competition winners join the orchestra for a spectacular night of showmanship. In the Apprentice category, co-winners Bethany Bobbs (Houston, TX), age 13, and Francis Tsai (Birmingham, Alabama), age 11, will perform the Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme and the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 respectively. In the Artisan category, fifteen year old violinist, Richard Cho (Alpharetta, GA) will perform the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto number 5. Finally, Oboist Amelia Merriman (Sharpsburg, GA), age 21, the winner of our Virtuoso category, will perform the third movement of the Mozart Concerto in C.

Come hear how bright the future of classical music is. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

2016-17 Season at Lassiter Concert Hall

February 11, 2017, 7 pm

Concerto Competition Showcase

Lassiter Concert Hall

 

 

March 25, 2017, 7 pm

Impressionist Choral Works

Lassiter Concert Hall

 

 

May 6, 2017, 7 pm

Orchestral Dances

Lassiter Concert Hall

 
Lassiter Concert Hall

2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066

Quaver Contest!

I hope all Eastvalley students will enter this contest!

See the Quaver website for more details.

Digital Learning Day Challenge!

Quaver’s Digital Learning Day Challenge Details:

  • Use one of our Creatives (QComposer, QBackBeat, QStrum, or QGrooves) to compose a song. You might even use more than one Creative or work together with some friends!
  • Visit QuaverMusic.com/DLD2017 (this page!) to send an MP3 of your song by February 20th
  • Please limit submissions to one composition per student
  • On February 23rd Quaver will do a special video reveal playing his own spin on the winning song
  • The winning student will also receive a Skype call with Quaver for their school!

We even have a special QuaverCode – DigitalComposer – for 100 free QuaverNotes that students can use to download their compositions. Below are instructions to redeem the code:

  1.  Go to QuaverMusic.com
  2.  On the Log In window, click the “Click Here!” button next to “Have a special Quaver Code?”
  3.  Then enter the Quaver Code (DigitalComposer) and click the “Enter” button.

Best wishes!

Log in to Quaver with Any Mobile Device!

QuaverMusic.com has gone mobile! You can now log in with any mobile device. Try it today!

Have you used our license for QuaverMusic.com? The kids are using it in class to learn about beat, jazz, ballet, rhythm, and melody! See below for some free Quaver currency:

A new QuaverNote code is now live!

Here’s a special code – MyMusicTeacherRocks – you and your students can use, which will give each account 100 QuaverNotes! Below are instructions to redeem the code:

  1. Go to QuaverMusic.com
  2. On the Log In window, click the “Click Here!” button next to “Have a special Quaver Code?”
  3. Then enter the Quaver Code (MyMusicTeacherRocks) and click the “Enter” button.

You have until May 1, 2017 to enter the code, but the QuaverNotes will not expire.

 

Be sure to use the class codes that I gave you in another Quaver post! Click on the Quaver link on the right side of my website for more info!

Enjoy!

 

Important Chorus News

Dear Chorus Families,

Happy January! Students will not need Sleeping Beauty scripts in chorus until Monday, February 27, unless they have speaking parts in Sleeping Beauty. Speaking parts will continue to rehearse until 4 PM on Mondays, including the guards, animals, etc.

 

1. Upcoming Performance for PTA. We are on the schedule to sing at the end of the PTA meeting on February 9th. All chorus students need to be in my room by 6:15 to warm up. We should be done before 7:30. Full uniform required.

2. Danger Will Robinson! New music! Due to missing so much rehearsal time lately, we are substituting Wind on the Hill instead of the middle school level piece we were practicing to sing for judges at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) on February 16th. The kids should listen to the tracks on my website to get familiar with the songs so it will be easier to learn them during our limited chorus rehearsal time. Email me for the password.

http://www.cobblearning.net/drbernard/2016/12/05/lgpe-music/

 

3. Communication

You can “SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL” on the top right hand corner of thiswebsite to receive email updates when I post. http://www.cobblearning.net/drbernard/ 


Another communication tool I use is the Remind 101 texting service. If you’d like a text from me before important events, please send a text to phone number 81010 with the message @6821f0 . If you have trouble texting to the number 81010, you can also send the same message (@6821f0) to this phone number: 678-212-5221. To receive messages via email, send an email to
[email protected] .


Thank you for your support!

 

Anthony Bernard, Ph.D.

Music Specialist

 

Important Chorus News

  1. Upcoming Performances
    Free Holiday Concert Dec 1 at 6:30 PM

Are you in the mood for some traditional sounds of the season? Want to hear some angelic voices singing songs from your childhood? You’re in luck! The Eastvalley Eagle Chorus will perform a free Holiday Concert Dec 1 at 6:30 PM on the Eastvalley Stage. They will sing traditional winter songs, Hanukkah songs, and Christmas songs! Invite your family and friends to this exciting event!

The kids need to be in my classroom by 6:00 on Dec 1 to rehearse before we perform for you. Invite your family and friends! Then we take the show on the road Dec 2! We’re doing community outreach by singing at the St Catherine preschool(9:45), East Cobb UMC preschool (10:30), Charter Senior Living (11:15), and Stevi B’s Pizza (12:55). We could still use a few more chaperons.

The kids should not wear the uniform to school on Thursday, but should change clothes before 6:00 so they will look fresh for Thursday night’s concert. The kids should wear the uniform to school on Friday because they won’t have time to change before our field trip. If you aren’t in uniform, you don’t perform. Chorus shirt on top, all black from the waist down. The weather forecast for Friday shows a high of 57 and a low of 38, so the kids may wear a solid color (black or white preferred) long sleeve shirt under their chorus shirt if desired.

  1. Request

Who has a video of our National Anthem performance from November 10th? We’d like to post it on the website!

  1. Communication

You can “SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL” on the top right hand corner of this website to receive email updates when I post. http://www.cobblearning.net/drbernard/
Another communication tool I use is the Remind 101 texting service. If you’d like a text from me before important events, please send a text to phone number 81010 with the message @6821f0 . If you have trouble texting to the number 81010, you can also send the same message (@6821f0) to this phone number: 678-212-5221. To receive messages via email, send an email to [email protected] .

  1. Calendar
December 1 Chorus Holiday Concert to sing traditional carols and seasonal songs 6:30 PM on the Eastvalley stage. Call time is 6 PM in the music room.
Dec 2 Chorus Field Trip for Community Outreach
Feb 9 Chorus Performs at PTA Meeting. Call time 6:15 PM in the Music Room.
February 16 or 17 (TBA) Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Choral Performance Evaluation (LGPE)
April 24, 25 Sleeping Beauty dress rehearsal 2:30-4:30
April

26, 27, 28

THREE Sleeping Beauty performances on the Eastvalley stage at 6:30 PM each night.
May 1 Chorus year-end celebration (end of chorus rehearsals for the year) 2:30-3:30

 

Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra

Dear Eastvalley Families,

Are you in town this Saturday night? You may know that I play horn in the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. I’d love to see our students at the concerts! I’ve arranged for half price tickets for Cobb students for admission to the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra concerts held at the Lassiter Concert Hall! Tell your friends! Cobb County School District employees get a special offer too—check the CCSD intranet for details.

Our next concert at Lassiter is Saturday November 19 at 7 p.m. CCSD students may purchase tickets at the door for half price (as low as $6). Adults can get a discount by purchasing tickets online at the Ga Phil website—see below for details. Tickets available online at www.georgiaphilharmonic.org/tickets.html or at the door.

European Travelogue
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7 p.m. at Lassiter Concert Hall.

Join us for a musical tour of Europe, complete with photos! Visit Italy with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, Bohemia’s rivers with Smetana’s Moldau , and the Jewish exile through Verdi’s Nabucco Overture. Hear Spanish dances music with Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, a splashy violin concerto with our own concertmaster Martha Gardner.

 

2016-17 Season at Lassiter Concert Hall

November 19, 2016, 7 pm

European Travelogue

Lassiter Concert Hall

 

 

February 11, 2017, 7 pm

Concerto Competition Showcase

Lassiter Concert Hall

 

 

March 25, 2017, 7 pm

Impressionist Choral Works

Lassiter Concert Hall

 

 

May 6, 2017, 7 pm

Orchestral Dances

Lassiter Concert Hall
Lassiter Concert Hall

2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066

 

Anthony Bernard, Ph.D.

Music Specialist
Eastvalley Elementary School
2570 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068
[email protected]

Eastvalley’s Vision~ A caring community with a passion for learning!

 

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Take a musical tour of Europe, with stops in Italy (Capriccio Italien), Bohemia (The Moldau), Spain (Symphonie Espagnole), and more! This performance includes a breathtaking photo display running the length of the concert. Featuring GP’s own concertmaster, Martha Gardner, as soloist.

Get your tickets online now.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016, 7 p.m..
Lassiter Concert Hall

2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
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Prime: $30 online ($32 at the door)
Adult: $25 online ($27 at the door)
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Student: $10 online ($12 at the door; Cobb County students $5)

Tickets available online at www.georgiaphilharmonic.org/tickets.html or at the door.

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Holiday Concert Dec 1 at 6:30 PM

Dear Chorus Families,
Our November 10 Field Trip went very well! Several school district administrators commented on how beautiful the children sounded! Thank you for getting the kids here early and in uniform. We didn’t have to leave any child behind!

Also, thank you to the parents who remembered that the Sleeping Beauty main parts (all cast members except the guards and animal chorus at this point) rehearse until 4 PM every Monday, starting yesterday. This information was in the prior chorus emails and on the chorus website, and the children were reminded during chorus rehearsal last week. These rehearsals are required as stated in the Sleeping Beauty audition packet.

The chorus kids need to practice the music for our holiday concert, especially to learn the lyrics of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and all the verses of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. They may download it from my website. Our next rehearsal is two weeks from now and the kids will forget everything if they don’t practice regularly. The password is in my last few emails. Let me know if you don’t get my semi-weekly emails!

Our free Holiday Concert is Dec 1 at 6:30 PM. The kids need to be in my classroom at 6 to rehearse before we perform for you. Invite your family and friends! Then we take the show on the road Dec 2!

You can “SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL” on the top right hand corner of my website to receive email updates when I post. http://www.cobblearning.net/drbernard/

Another communication tool I use is the Remind 101 texting service. If you’d like a text from me before important events, please send a text to phone number 81010 with the message @6821f0 . If you have trouble texting to the number 81010, you can also send the same message (@6821f0) to this phone number: 678-212-5221. To receive messages via email, send an email to [email protected] .

December 1 Chorus Holiday Concert to sing traditional carols and seasonal songs 6:30 PM on the Eastvalley stage. Call time is 6 PM in the music room.
Dec 2 Chorus Holiday Field Trip to sing for preschools, etc. during school day.

Thank you for your support!

Soprano Recorder Order Form

Dear Parents,

Eastvalley students are learning instrumental music with Soprano Recorders in all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade music classes. These instruments are used every year at Eastvalley. You may purchase a Soprano Recorder at a music store if you choose, but do not purchase a toy recorder from the dollar store or a department store—they do not sound the same as a real musical instrument.

Recorder order form 2014

For your convenience, you may purchase a recorder through Eastvalley with the attached order form. Click the link for the form and turn it in with your payment to the school safe. Thanks!.