My students are a family, brought together by choir. These students represent some of the most responsible, high achieving and creative students on campus however, they also represent the students that preserve through challenging and adverse daily struggles.
In our choir family we accept all for who they are and for the dedication, attitude, positivity and other individual gifts they bring into our family.
Our students compete in competitions locally, statewide and nationally. Our national competitions include festivals in Washington D. C., Boston, New York City and Seattle. Our Bella Voce Women’s Choir has recieved Superior and Gold ratings in each competition they have performed in.
I teach at a Title I school, which means most of our students live at or below the poverty line. Many of my students do not see their first pages of sheet music until entering my classroom. This in conjunction with failing or absent music programs means my students lack basic music literacy.
Our choir council decided our focus for this year and next is to increase music literacy through rhythm and sight singing.
Rhythm sticks allow students to count and play rhythms simultaneously and feel the beat in their body. Please help us increase student literacy for these young and eager learners.
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