Chorus auditions are this week. Parents, please make sure that you know what your 4th or 5th graders audition time is. If you don’t know, please contact Mrs. Grebe via email prior to Thursday, August 22nd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Chorus Audition Forms will be accepted after Tuesday, August 20th. Students who are trying out for Chorus should be ready to sing one or more of the following songs: “Happy Birthday”, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and/or “Brother John”.
After all the students have auditioned that are scheduled to audition, Mrs. Grebe will notify you via email your child’s audition results. Please note that you have signed an agreement to accept the decision of the adjudicators. Results are final.
Best wishes to everyone! Students: Perform like we practiced in class and you should do great!
Well, the first five days of Music were a success! We established the rules/guidelines/consequences/rewards while in Music. They are:
Rules are as follows for all students: M – Make Good Music U – Use Good Manners S – Sit Criss-Cross Applesauce I – Involve Yourself C – Care for Room and Instruments
Consequences: 1. Warning 2. Sit Out/Note Home 3. Sit Out/Phone Call Home 4. Sit Out/Parent Notified again/Drop in Behavior Grade
Rewards: Praise Minion (K-2)/Mystery Student (3-5) Treasured Note
Welcome back! I trust everyone had a great summer. I certainly did. But now it’s time to start another year of school at the “Mill”. I can’t wait to see all my students in Music. We will go over rules, guidelines, consequences and rewards and sing a song and do some moving if time permits.
EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR TENNIS SHOES TO MUSIC. We have been known to skip, jog, walk backwards, etc… in Music and safety is my #1 priority!
Hey there! Happy late Mother’s Day! I hope you all had a good weekend celebrating Mom and making her feel special. Specials schedule is different this week. Monday and Friday, we will have regular Specials classes, but on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, we will not. Because of Field Days and Tug-O-War, the students will not be going to Specials on those days.
Thursday – Chorus will perform the National Anthem on the field at SunTrust Stadium. It’s supposed to be a beautiful night and I cannot hardly wait!!!!
The games were a big hit! Thanks to my mom for helping me make them! I look forward to more games, songs and activities to wrap up the school year.
The Chorus is heading to SunTrust Park May 16th to perform the National Anthem! I can hardly wait!! Also, I am handling out Chorus medals this week in Music Class!!!. This is for their participation at ECF!
Hello! We’re on the final month of school. Everyone stay focused and finish strong. I put together a few games for Music this week: Fly Swat and Knock-It-Off! I can’t wait to play them in my classes this week. See ya in Music!!!
Hello all! This school year is quickly coming to a close. I encourage all my Pickett’s Mill Musicians to finish the year strong. Here are some tips: BE GOOD LISTERS, MAKE YOUR BEST MUSIC & USE YOUR MANNERS!
REMEMBER TO WEAR TENNIS SHOES TO MUSIC!!!!
Hello Pickett’s Mill Music Peeps! The rain on Sunday was crazy, but much needed to wash away the POLLEN!!! 🙂
CHORUS: The Chorus will be performing at the Braves game on Thursday, May 16th. We would love to have everyone come out and support us!!! Wow!! What an exciting opportunity for these great singers!!!
INSTRUMENTS: How would you like to make your own instrument? Here’s a link to check out how!!!
Did you have a great spring break? I did! But, all good things must come to an end, so we all have to return back to school and make the most of our time these next 6 1/2 weeks. I’ll be seeing you all when you come to Music this week. Please wear tennis shoes!!!
Chorus Announcement: All ticket orders for the Braves game must be placed by April 10th!!! That is this Wednesday. Please return you forms and money in the school envelope! I can’t wait for the Chorus to perform at the Braves game on Thursday evening, May 16th!!! It will be sooooo great!
Hello everyone! It’s was a great week last week in Music. The 5th graders worked on the Recorders. The 4th graders practiced a variety of concepts like the 4 voices, Tempo and sixteenth notes. The 3rd graders named note patterns on the treble clef staff and enjoyed completing a crossword puzzle. The 2nd graders worked on performing short melody patterns. The 1st graders arranged music to perform. And, the Kinders learned about long and short sounds. (Deep breath!) No wonder I went home beat on Friday! (Hee Hee).
Hello everyone! Welcome to our last quarter of school! This has been a great year and I hope that everyone really finishes strong.
Our last nine weeks of Music will be focusing on demonstrating the concepts that have been learned in each grade level. So, it will been fun learning more music, dances and reviewing some of our favorites from this past year.
I wanted to give a shout out to the Chorus for doing a fine job on our field trip last Thursday! The members attending the Kiwanis Club meeting were very appreciative of our performance. Excellent!
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“It’s Raining It’s Pouring”, “Rain, Rain Go Away”, “I Care If The Rain Comes Down, I’m Gonna Dance All Day”! Whatever song we choose to sing in Music these days, time is flying and we’re making the sunshine happen in Room 009. 5th graders are doing a great job learning songs on recorders these days. 4th graders just finished a unit on Instruments of the Orchestra. 3rd graders are continuing to practice identifying the lines and spaces on the Treble Clef Staff. 2nd graders are learning to improvise to the beat. 1st graders are still working on skills to help them be their best learner and are working on rhythm patterns. And, the Kinders are staying very focused in response moving and beat keeping. The 3rd nine weeks will end on Friday, March 15th!
CHORUS NEWS: Please remember to wear your uniforms this THURSDAY, March 14th. The Chorus will be going to a local Kiwana’s Club meeting to put on a mini concert. Tuesday, March 12th, marks are last official Chorus practice for the year. Please send in your ticket money for the Braves’ Game ASAP!!! I encourage you to buy as many tickets as you can, so that we can have this opportunity to sing again next year! Make checks payable to Pickett’s Mill Elementary re: Braves Tickets
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @alli_grebe!
The Chorus performance at the AHS Baseball Game has been cancelled due to the game being located to another venue. I am working on getting another date for us to sing. Thank you for being flexible!
This week in Music, look for “Tweets” to come out. You can follow Pickett’s Mill Elementary Music @alli_grebe.
Tuesday – Chorus practice – 2:15-3:15
Thursday – Talent Show – All the students who are performing should to arrive in the Music Room at 5:30 pm.
Friday – Chorus performs the National Anthem at the Allatoona High School Baseball game. All Chorus members should arrive at the ball field (in back of the school) by 5:40 pm. Please wear uniforms. If you do not stay, there will be no entrance fee for your family. However, if your family plans to stay for the game, there is an entrance charge for each person.
The Chorus is performing at Piedmont Baptist Church this Friday at 10:45 am. We look forward to a grand performance and bringing home Superior Ratings to uphold the Pirate Chorus tradition. NO PRESSURE!!! Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
Classes are going well. It’s hard to believe that we are already past the half way mark through the 3rd Semester. If your child received a Progress Report in Music, please take the time to discuss the following Music expectations with them:
M – Make your Best Music U – Use your manners and raise your hand to speak, don’t blurt out S – Sit Criss-Crossed Applesauce I – Involve yourself; participate and C – Care for the instruments and other equipment in the room.
The Talent Show participants will meet for practice this Friday for their final rehearsal before the February 28th show. Please practice and bring all props to the rehearsal. The more you practice with them, the better your act will be!!
Chorus – The Chorus is taking a field trip to Piedmont Baptist Church on Friday, February 15th to sing at ECF. All Chorus members will wear their uniforms to school that day. We will perform at 10:45 am. It is open to the public so we would love to have as many parents and administrators attend this event as possible. The Chorus will sing and be rated by judges. We wish the Chorus good luck!!
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What we will be experiencing in Music this week. Follow me on Twitter @alli_grebe to follow PMES Music on Social Media.
5th – Finishing writing a recorder melody; Intro to the Recorder. Make sure you have a recorder to bring to class by February 5th.
4th – Learning about the String Family; reviewing the Brass & Woodwind Families. Here’s a link to practice.
3rd – Names of the Notes on the Treble Clef staff
2nd – Reading simple melodies – SOLAMI!!!
1st – Call and Response singing and creating on a keyboard
K – 4 Different Voices; Fast & Slow; Shoo Fly circle game!
It’s time to break into a brand new quarter at the Mill. The 5th graders will begin a new unit on Recorders beginning the first week of February. Please check out the document below and get your child’s recorder now. If you have any questions, contact via email. 🙂
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Chorus will have a performance on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at the Chick-fil-a located on Mars Hill Rd. They will sing at 6 pm, so come on out and hear their beautiful and fun songs to celebrate the season!!
Hey everyone! Great things are happening at The Mill and in Music these days! Follow me on Twitter @alli_grebe to see the latest and GREATEST happenings in Music.
ATTENTION: I WILL BE OUT OF THE BUILDING ON TUESDAY, DEC. 11TH, BUT I WILL BE BACK AT SCHOOL FOR CHORUS THAT AFTERNOON.
Chorus meets tomorrow, Our next performance is Saturday, Dec. 8th at 11:30 am at Piedmont Baptist Church. I will meet the Chorus at the warm-up room located to the right of the back entrance at 11 am. Please ask someone at the event for help if you can’t locate said room. Well, here we are again! I’m coming to you after Thanksgiving Break. Wow! Isn’t it unbelievable that Winter break is only 4 weeks away?
We are starting a week of more fun activities in Music filled to the rim with playing instruments, moving around, singing and playing games. Here’s what we’re up to in each class this week:
5th – Ukulele playing // 4th – Keyboard playing // 3rd – nonpitched instrument playing // 2nd – rock, Orff instrument & gathering drum playing // 1st – Note reading // K – differentiating between high/low & soft/loud sounds.
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Click below to watch a video about Camille Saint-Saen’s Carnival of the Animals.
It’s been a fun week in Music. And tomorrow, the Chorus will sing for a special Veteran’s Program to honor those who have served our country and sacrificed for us to live in nation of liberty.
Here’s a recap of what has been happening in Music this week: 5th grade – The 5th graders have played in small ensembles where they were challenged to perform contrasting parts. 4th grade – The students have been playing a nice song on the Orff instruments called “November”. They experimented playing this song in a canon (which is also know as a round). 3rd grade – We are singing about being thankful. The students sang this song, performed a dance and played various instruments along to it. Reading rhythms was the focus. K – We are singing, moving and reviewing all the instruments that have been learned about in Music this year: woodblock, tambourine, rhythm sticks, coconut shells, cowbell and maracas. 1st grade– In first grade, we have been reading rhythms and playing instruments to words that have one sound like the word “tree” or two sounds like the word “pumpkin”. 2nd grade – A Pentatonic Scale is a series of notes that consists of five notes. The 2nd grade students learned to play and sing “Pentatonic Jive”. They played it many different ways: in large groups, small groups and solos. They are sooo smart and eager musicians!
- I love ❤️ this season ~ the crisp air, the changing colors of the leaves 🍁 and the ever changing canvas of the sky! It’s all good!
I’m looking forward to Music 🎼 Class this week. We’re going to make some season-inspired Music! Minor sounds, rainstick instruments, spiders 🕷 notes, pumpkins props 🎃 and horse 🐎 compositions are in my plans for making it a week of learning and creating! Check out my Twitter handle @alli_grebe weekly to catch some Pirates in action.
Honor Chorus was a BIG success! We had eight 5th graders attend. They spent the whole day in rehearsal with 320+ other 5th graders from Cobb County & Marietta Schools. At the end of the day, the singers presented a concert for family, friends, teachers & administrators! Each year, the students keep getting better and better. I’d like to send a humongous SHOUT OUT to Donna De Martino for her wonderful assistance with the students throughout the day as the chaperone.
CHORUS WILL RESUME PRACTICE THIS WEEK.
On another “note”, it was good to be back to school after being out 10 days for illness. The students all came in with care and concern wondering if I was feeling better. They were really sweet.
Speaking of sweet, Halloween is next week and I hope it stays cool. I’m looking forward to starting lessons for the 2nd quarter. I challenge all my students to do their best and to always give 100% at school. The 5th graders will work on reading melodies fluently on the Treble Clef Staff. The 4th graders will sing a Maori Song from New Zealand while maintaining a challenging stick rhythm. The 3rd graders will continue to sing in a light voice various song and practice reading rhythms. The 2nd graders will read rhythms, including a new note: the half note. The 1st graders will play the glockenspiels to the Itsy Bitsy Spider. And, the kinders will learn a new instrument this week, as well as play, sing and move! I look forward to it all!
Honor Chorus Students:
Please plan on staying at school for Honor Chorus practice this Wednesday from 12:15-1:15. You will need to bring your Music!
WOW! I HAVE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH! FIRST WE HAD FALL BREAK AND THEN, I’VE BEEN OUT THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAVING & RECOUPERATING FROM AN APPENDECTOMY! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT! IT TOTALLY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD BECAUSE I SPENT MY FALL BREAK ON A MISSION TRIP IN GUATEMALA. I THOUGHT I HAD EATEN SOMETHING THERE THAT MADE ME SICK, BUT THANKFULLY, I WENT TO URGENT CARE AND THAT’S WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT MY APPENDIX.
I HAVE SOME GREAT PICTURES TO SHOW YOU FROM GUATEMALA. I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO AN ORPHANAGE & TEACH MUSIC TO THE KIDS THAT LIVE THERE. THE MUSIC ROOM HAD 2 KEYBOARDS, A FEW GUITARS WITH NOT ALL THE STRINGS & A DRUM SET.
IN THE FOLLOWING PICTURE I WAS TEACHING THE CHILDREN FROM A VILLAGE A SONG WITH ANOTHER LADY. WE HAD A TRANSLATOR TO EXPLAIN THE WORDS OF THE SONG TO THE CHILDREN AND THEN, YOU WILL SEE A VIDEO OF THE CHILDREN TEACHING ME A NEW SONG/GAME!!!
GUATEMALA WAS HOT & POOR, BUT SOOO INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL. THE PEOPLE WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND WARM AND WHEN LOVE IS SPOKEN, THERE IS NO TRANSLATION NEEDED!
I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EACH OF YOU AT SCHOOL THIS WEEK–CONFERENCE WEEK. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE LEARNING, SINGING & PLAYING THAT WE WILL ENJOY TOGETHER. I’VE MISSED YOU ALL!
I AM GOING TO HAVE TO CANCEL CHORUS AND HONOR CHORUS AGAIN THIS COMING WEEK, OCTOBER 9TH.
THERE WILL BE NO CHORUS PRACTICE DURING CONFERENCE WEEK. CHORUS IS SCHEDULED TO RESUME TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD.
I WILL TRY TO MEET WITH THE HONOR CHORUS STUDENTS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, DURING SCHOOL ONCE I HAVE GOTTEN THE 5TH GRADE TEACHER’S PERMISSION TO DO SO, I WILL LET YOU ALL KNOW WHAT TIME AND WHERE.
PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ALLISON.GREBE@COBBK12.ORG IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE AT THIS TIME.
Parents and students,
i apologize for any confusion regarding Chorus/Honor Chorus practice. I have had many personal issues arise lately, and I have been sick myself, so I have not been in communication with you as I would have liked to have been.
We are going to have Honor Chorus practice on Thursday, October 11th from 2:15 to 3:15 in the Music room and then during conference week rehearsal will be from 12:15 to 1:15 in the Music room. Please make sure that your kids are practicing their music every, everyday. I cannot emphasize this enough!
if you have any questions, please let be know. Shout goes to Alison Beigh for keeping me on my toes!
THE WEEK IS STARTING OUT WITH MY 30TH ANNIVERSARY!!! GO #TEAMGREBE !!! I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL. WE WILL BE REVIEWING, MOVING & PLAYING INSTRUMENTS THIS WEEK! I CAN’T WAIT & I HOPE YOU CAN’T EITHER. I WONDER WHO WILL BE MY MYSTERY STUDENTS THIS WEEK?