Sept 23, 2018

This week we continued to work with the Kodaly hand signals singing simple melodies and then applying those abilities to our mallet and keyboard instruments.

4th grade is continuing its work with recorders and learning to identify notes on the Treble Clef.

All students continue to learn how to clap and say rhythms using pies, pears, apples, pumpkins, lemons, plums and cherries.  Great food source for music!  Ask your music student to explain!

Mr. Krauss

Music week 9/13/18

This week we continued to learn to sing by using hand symbols as created by Kodaly’. Sol, Mi, Re & Do along with simple songs of Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had A Little Lamb. And the 4th grade launch of RECORDERS! Parents, ask your “musicians” what was presented and demonstrated with the recorders and the expectations for classes next week.  The recorders are to be brought to class each week.  Spring time will be the 4th grade program and details will be listed here.

Everyone enjoy the weekend and keep those in the path of Florence in your thoughts and prayers!

Mr. Krauss

WELCOME BACK!!!

HEY, COYOTE CAMPERS – WELCOME BACK!

INFORMATION ABOUT PERFORMANCES ARE DISPLAYED IN THE MUSIC CAMPSITE AND HERE, TOO!

VETERANS DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 8:00 AM – GYM

WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, DECEMBER 13, 2018 TIME TBA – GYM

RECORDER PROGRAM – 4TH GRADE – MARCH 22, 2019 – 1PM – GYM

KES ARTS FESTIVAL – MARCH 28, 2019 – 5:30PM – GYM / CAFETERIA / LIBRARY

ALL COUNTY CHORUS – 5TH GRADE SELECT – MAY 2, 2019 – HERMITAGE HS

5TH GRADE PROMOTION PROGRAM – JUNE 13, 2019 – TIME TBA – GYM

SO GEAR UP AND LET’S GO!

MR. KRAUSS

gekrauss@henrico.k12.va.us

KES ARTS FESTIVAL

Applications for the MUSIC portion of the Arts Festival are available from Mr. Krauss.  Students in Grades 4 & 5, who take private or group lessons in instrument, voice, dance, cheerleader and wish to participate are asked to see Mr. Krauss Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We anticipate another successful program!!!

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

RECORDERS HAVE ARRIVED! KES 4th graders received their instruments, instructions, music and lyrics this week. Yes, the concert assembly is scheduled for THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018, 1:00 pm, IN THE GYM. We will be ready to perform! Students have an assignment for next week. Go ahead and ask them –  show is 4 weeks away!!!

Grades 3-5 learned to sing and play accompaniments to El Dia De San Valentin and with great success and fun.

Grades K -2 enjoyed some Pizza Pie Rhythms and became familiar with the quarter rest vs quarter note.

5th grade All County Chorus Audition results: Charitha Nimmagadda, Caeden Wright, Ayden Hughes and Owen Herring, will represent KES @ the annual HCPS All County Chorus program, THURSDAY, APRIL 26th, 7:00pm, @ HERMITAGE HS. Information packets will be available next week.

Enjoy the weekend – NBA All-Stars Game and in Baseball, Pitchers and Catchers have reported….spring is in the air!!!

Mr. K

GROUND HOG DAY / SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

Punxatawney Phill appeared!

6 more weeks of winter, maybe snow. Snow?!?! Congrats to the 1st & 2nd graders for a great performance! Even Andy Jenks enjoyed the video!

Go Eagles!

Ground Hog habitat, lifestyle, etc., was discovered this week, (Go! Eagles). And the Fralinger String Band made an appearance playing “Fly, Eagles Fly!”

Fun time had by all. Go Eagles!

5th Grade County Chorus Auditions next Wed 2/7 @ 1:30, KES Music Room!

Enjoy the Weekend!

Go, Eagles!

 

Mr. K

DECEMBER 1, 2017

The winter season is upon us!

1st & 2nd grades have been reviewing their songs for the January 25, 2018 Winter Program which begins @ 6:30 pm in the KES Gym.  Here is the information for the program:

1st & 2nd Grade Winter Program

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Where: KES Gym

Time – 6:30pm

 

Reporting Time – 6:00p,

Where: KES MUSIC ROOM

Program Attire: Wintry shirts / sweaters; winter hats / scarves / colors of red, green, white, yellow; jeans / dark pants, sneakers.

All grades have had the opportunity to play rhythm charts for the winter season of music – Let it snow, Skating, Race you down the Hill and others too many to mention. Even the occasional snow scenes have appeared on the board. Here’s to Winter.  Enjoy a great weekend!

Ed Krauss

Music Educator

KES

FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2017

What an exciting week with playing instruments, singing and dancing!  Dancing?!? Yes! grades K-5 learned the Turkey Trot, another popular barn dance – square dance activity. Ask your “hen” or “tom” to demonstrate the moves.  Join in and have some fun!

Our 5th graders honored our invited guests, our Armed Forces Veterans, with the annual Veterans’ Day program. Great singing and speaking presentations. Take the time this weekend to thank a Veteran if should happen to him or her while you are out and about and stay warm this weekend!

Mr. Krauss

Halloween Week

A busy, fun week for sure!  K – 2 read the book BIG PUMPKIN and sang some pumpkin songs, too. By the way, did you know that the pumpkin is a fruit? Why? It has seeds, just like the banana and the infamous tomato!  Ask your musicians!

Speaking of musicians, K –  5 learned to play some easy accompaniments using the xylophones, metallophones, maracas, triangles, claves, electric keyboards, bells and glockenspiels. Hand drums, djembes and tubanos were also included.

Additionally, 5th grade continued improving their stage presence and performance in preparation for our annual Veterans Day Program, Friday, Nov. 10th @ 8:30 am in the Gymatorium. Here is information regarding concert attire:

SHIRT / BLOUSE – RED, WHITE OR BLUE OR COMBINATION OF COLORS; ANY PATRIOTIC STYLE SHIRT / AMERICAN FLAG

ALL WEAR JEANS / DARK PANTS – NO JEGGINGS, LEGGINGS, ATHLETIC SHIRTS / SHORTS / CUT-OFFS

FOOTWEAR – SNEAKERS

Parents are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mr. K

 

MUSIC WEEK ENDING 10/27/17

We had another exciting musical week. We learned about bats, sang and played  a “batty” song – THE BAT DANCE, and grades 4 & 5 learned and performed a dance that has its roots from Ireland, England & Scotland – the VIRGINIA REEL,  which incorporates many of the dance styles of the Irish Jig.  On to the Barn Dance!

As we continue to prepare for our November 10th Veterans’ Day Program, we reviewed a popular Patriotic song – “YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG,” by George M. Cohan.  The entire school will be singing this selection as the finale to our program honoring our country’s veterans.  Thank you for your service, Veterans!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mr. Krauss

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