FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

Coyotes! What a Winter Music Festival! Congratulations to ALL performers – you were AWESOME! So many wonderful compliments from parents, friends, teachers and families. Be proud of your achievement!

Upcoming Music Activities include the 4th Grade Recorder Assembly, March 22nd @ 1:00pm, and Spring Arts Festival, March 28th, time TBD. 5th Grade All County Chorus, May 2nd, 7pm, Hermitage HS.

Enjoy the Winter Break and be safe!

Peace!

Edward Krauss

Music

KES

DEC 7, 2018

The KES WINTER MUSIC FEST is next THURSDAY, DEC. 13TH @ 6:30  pm in the gym. The students have been rehearsing and having fun putting this show together! Break out that “ugly sweater” and warm up that singing voice as we invite the audience to participate in some of the sing a-longs during the evening.  Our string ensemble, yes, STRING ENSEMBLE, the first of its kind @ KES, will feature students from the 3rd, 4th  and 5th grades playing violin, viola, cello and guitar and will join the percussion ensemble in a combined selection. We also have some dancers, soloists and a special guest handbell group performing. Set aside the date – THURSDAY, DEC. 13 – 6:30 pm in the gym.

BTW  – REMIND YOUR MUSICIANS THAT REHEARSALS WILL BE WEDNESDAY @ 1:15 FOR EVERYONE AND THURSDAY @ 1:15 FOR THE STRING / PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE.

Enjoy the the snow day!

Edward Krauss

KES Music Educator

KES WINTER MUSIC FEST

Celebrate the holidays and upcoming winter break by attending the KES Winter Music Fest, Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym! Enjoy an evening of song and merriment as our talented musicians, singers and dancers perform songs from the great American holiday songs collection, which you can be certain will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. That’s Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm in our gym and dress for the party!

The Instrumental Ensemble of keyboards, xylophones, drums, guitars, violin and metallaphones had a great rehearsal this past Thursday and promises to be a special addition to this spectacular program.  Invite your friends, bring the entire family! Thursday, Dec. 13th @ 6:30pm in the KES Gym!

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Krauss

 

 

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