PS 22 Chorus- "Don't Stop Believin'"

Monday, March 19, 2012


Here are 2 photos of Mr. Strickler's 4th grade at Pence playing their recorders.  The students are learning many things about music while having fun playing as an ensemble.  And they're doing a great job!  Way to go 4th graders!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Freshmen Participate in Solo/Ensemble Contest


Eleven FHS freshmen singers participated Saturday, March 10 in the Iowa Choral Director’s Association Solo/Ensemble contest held at Fairfield Middle School.  The students sang in two ensembles, and four students also sang a solo.  The students were given a rating from a judge of I (Superior), II (Excellent) or III (Good) based on the categories of Tone Quality, Intonation, Dynamics, Rhythmic Accuracy, and Musical Expression.  The students also received a ballot with constructive comments from the judge on their areas of strengths and weaknesses.   Freshman Ensemble received a II (Excellent) rating, and Girls Ensemble received a I (Superior) rating.  Soloists who performed were Sidney Adam, Elena Hirschmann, Tracy Andermann, and Dakota Webber.   Also participating were vocalists from Ottumwa, WACO, and Van Buren Community Schools.  The contest, for grades 7-9, is intended to prepare young singers for the more rigorous standards they will encounter in the High School State Solo/Ensemble contest sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association.

FRESHMEN ENSEMBLE - March 10, 2012
Left to right:  Ashley Nelson, Elena Hirschmann, Leonor Gonzalez, Kayla Wald, Drew Grunwald, Gareth West, Alexis Ring, Tracy Andermann, Sidney Adam, Dakota Webber, Meghan Shelangoski


Monday, March 5, 2012

Note Name Board Races

Here is Ms. Ritland's class at Pence doing note name board races.  We divided into 2 teams to see who could earn the most points in this relay race.  Objective:  learning the note names on the treble clef.