The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade bands recently finished learning Beatles songs of their choice. Here's a clip of some of their final rehearsals.
The Sixth Grade worked very hard (with multiple extra rehearsals) on their handbells performance for the Celebration of Light concert in December. This piece, an arrangement of "White Winter Hymnal" by the band Fleet Foxes, was very challenging, but they rose to the occasion!
The Eighth Graders at SPS write one album review each term. Some of those reviews will periodically be published in the new Album Reviews page.
The Fourth Graders did an excellent job with their G Major Pentatonic Compositions. The class, as a whole, wrote the first four-bar melody, which acts as the chorus, returning in between each subsequent section. Smaller groups of 2-3 wrote their own four-bar melodies, which they take turns playing between choruses.
G Major Pentatonic is a five note scale containing the notes G, A, B, D, and E.
Anthony (Eighth Grade) is trying his hand at being a Hip Hop/RnB producer, creating beats from scratch in GarageBand.
Meanwhile, Charlotte (Eighth Grade) is studying the ukulele.
When they aren’t practicing for their Celebration of Light performance, the Fourth Graders have been working on original compositions this month.
Seventh Grade rehearsing for their Grandparents and Special Friends Day performance. The Upper School bands are all performing early rock n roll songs of their choice.