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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Concert Reflections

Whew!  Winter concert is over for this year!  Time to breathe.

This year's concert was titled "Dream BIG!"  Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades were featured, and the program consisted of songs from Music K-8, a scarf routine to the Russian Dance from the Nutcracker, bucket drumming to the Nutcracker March, and a combination dance/drumming/chorus number.  One highlight was when our principal played his guitar along with one of the bucket drumming groups!

Well, as often happens when concert time gets close, rehearsal schedules had to change and I had one class that came in for a regular music class right after their dress rehearsal on the stage.  They were in no mood for a music lesson and neither was I!  I had them reflect on the dress rehearsal and discuss ways that each of them could help to make a great concert.  After completing this reflection sheet, we watched a pre-selected YouTube videos and called it a day.


BUT NOW, there is one more week of school before the holiday.  It has become our tradition to spend the week after our concert watching the video of our performance and reflecting on the experience.

Attendance at night-time events is unpredictable at my school.  I generally feel great if we have about 60% of our students.  This leaves quite a few students who were not able to participate.  By watching the video and discussing that, all students can offer opinions and suggestions, whether they were able to be there or not.  Here is the reflection sheet we will use this year:


Click on the link below to download a copy of these reflection sheets!


I wish you the best as you prepare and perform your own concerts this season!

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Sally







5 comments:

  1. I love your blog and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! See the post here.

    Have a great day!

    Rachel Tanenblatt
    Music With Mrs. Tanenblatt

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  2. I like the way you are connecting Literacy and music activities together. I think students need reflection and to own it, share it and validate it...thanks for sharing.

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  3. I like the way you are connecting Literacy and music activities together. I think students need reflection and to own it, share it and validate it...thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is great! I am terrible about giving students time to intentionally reflect on their concert performances. This sheet would be an easy way to give students that opportunity without it being too overwhelming or time-consuming. Thank you! #fermatafridays

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