Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tony Vacca

The Jefferson students and staff are very excited for the arrival of
Tony Vacca next week and the opportunity to play with him!

Here are the Jefferson teachers performing live onstage with Tony
the last time he was here as our Artist-In-Residence in 2007:

Here is Tony talking about his latest project, "Things Gotta Change."

Here's the link to Tony Vacca's website:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Family Concert

If you're looking for something to do before the game on Sunday,
stop by FPAC/FSPA in downtown Franklin, MA for a
FREE Family Concert with Mr. Barrett!
Sunday, February 3, 1:00 p.m.!

Hope to see you there!

Here are a couple of clips from last year's FPAC concert:

For more information, check out these links:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Walked into the Music Room this morning to discover that
the heat had shut off overnight and it was FREEZING!!!

Thankfully, our awesome custodian John Dacey came to the
rescue and was able to fix it before our first music class!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Day At The Zoo

The Jefferson staff enjoyed presenting a Reading Assembly this morning
that was based (loosely) on the classic story, "Good Night, Gorilla!"

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday today!

Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK, jr.

Have a great Martin Luther King, jr. day today!

Martin Luther King, jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech!

Peter, Paul & Mary performing on the very same day
that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speech!

Last year's Jefferson staff singing their version of
the Pete Seeger classic, "If I Had A Hammer!"

Friday, January 18, 2013


 Check out this cool link called Incredibox:

It's a fun way to create your own a cappella group!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Students were asking me about the painting of Beethoven 
on the Jefferson Music Room's wall recently. This led to
showing them a video of the Hero Artist, Rob Surette,
who created the painting for the school a while back:

This, in turn, inspired a few kindergarten students to go
and create some "Beethoven" paintings of their own:

Here is the painting in the Music Room that started it all:

Have A Rockin' Friday!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Black Belt!

Jefferson's Liam Marr is the very first 4th grade student
to earn his Black Belt in Recorder Karate this year!

Way to go, Liam! (Performing for a 2nd Grade class)

Happy Wednesday!

I've been greeting my classes with my musical tie this week!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Terrific Tuesday!

I hope that everyone has a Terrific Tuesday today!

Happy Birthday to the King of Rock 'n' Roll!!!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Magnificent Monday!

I hope that everyone has a Magnificent Monday today!

I am really looking forward to (FINALLY!!!) seeing all FOUR 
of my 4th and 5th Grade choruses at both schools today!!!

Not to mention my guitar students this afternoon/evening!


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