Sunday, May 31, 2015
Peter Gun is not an easy piece to play, especially on guitar!
Happy Birthday, Peter!
Happy 77th Birthday, Peter Yarrow!
Puff, The Magic Dragon
Peter was once a third of the group Peter, Paul & Mary!
I was very fortunate to meet Peter Yarrow this past year!
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Black Box Theater!
I will performing at Franklin's The Black Box Theater
NEXT Saturday from 2:00-3:00 p.m.! Hope to see you there!
Friday, May 29, 2015
Periodic Table for MUSIC!
Ice Cream Social!
Davis Thayer Elementary School has its Ice Cream Social
THIS afternoon! Sorry I won't be able to attend this one!
The Fabulous Four!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Best Drummer Ever!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Happy Birthday, Miles!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Staff Music Celebrities!
Jefferson Elementary Staff:
Mrs. Ashley (Principal)- Piano and Clarinet
I took piano and clarinet lessons when I was younger, and I also participated in Chorus and Choir when I was in school. For music to listen to, I enjoy Rock, Classical, and Show Tunes. My favorite band is the rock band U2 and my favorite song is a song by U2 called "Beautiful Day."
Ms. Klim (Assistant Principal)- Clarinet
In the past, I've participated in 7th and 8th grade chorus and I also played the clarinet in the 5th and 6th grade band. I did hip-hop and jazz dance in high school. I love all kinds of music, so it's hard to give a favorite song/artist. This is a fun fact about me that not many people know, I do love to sing but don't like singing in front of an audience.
Ms. Muller (2nd Grade Teacher)
Mr. Chelman (3rd Grade Teacher)- Piano
I always danced growing up. My family is very musical and I grew up appreciating all types of music. My grandfather was a professional musician in the Buffalo Symphony! He played the violin & trumpet. I learned to play the violin in 4th-6th grade, but was much better at using my voice as an instrument. I was in chorus from then until my senior year of high school and played Maria in our high school's production of “The Sound of Music!” I still use song and dance as a way to engage my first graders every day!
Mrs. Winterroth (1st Grade Teacher)- Piano
When I was a little girl, I took private music lessons for about 5 years until my mother got tired of fighting with me to practice. Most of my lessons were on how to read music. Now I wish I had taken more lessons and practiced more. I have taken some lessons as an adult. As an adult, I learn about using chords in music and I have played with that. I play for my own pleasure. I enjoy most music.
Mrs. Doherty (Fourth Grade Teacher)- Guitar, Clarinet
I took lessons in piano, drums, guitar and clarinet when I was a kid. Mrs. Schoen was my teacher! I used to play the clarinet, but I am out of practice! I still play the guitar! I was in band from 4th to 8th grade! My favorite musical artist is Bruce Springsteen! My favorite kind of music to listen to is soundtracks of musicals! I love to participate in Family Sing-Alongs! I love music!
I danced for 18 years (tap, jazz, ballet) and got to travel to compete in places like a cruise ship, Magic Kingdom, and New York.
I played the flute in band in middle school and high school.
My favorite genre is country music and I like Carrie Underwood.
-Ms. Leary (5th Grade Teacher)
I grew up playing the piano (all the way until high school).
Mr. Barrett (Music Teacher)- Piano, Clarinet, Guitar, Voice
Davis Thayer Staff:
Mrs. Christopoulos (P.E. Teacher)- Piano, Flute
I played flute in middle school band and then the piano in middle school Jazz band.
Mrs. Taylor (First Grade Teacher)-
I enjoy listening to pop and folk music. My favorite musical artist is Ray LaMontagne and my favorite music to listen to is the soundtrack to "The Wizard of Oz!" I think that "Music Class is the best!"
Elementary Orchestra - Violin
High School Orchestra - Trumpet
Currently take lessons and play the drums
Favorite bands/singers: Bon Jovi, Elton John, Abba, Aerosmith, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Adele
Favorite song/songs: Come Sail Away (Styx), Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), The Chain (Fleetwood Mac) - to name just a few!!!
Mrs. Siciliano (3rd Grade Teacher)- High School Chorus
I enjoy listening to Pop and Classical music, and I like to participate in Family Sing-Alongs! When I was in high school, I used to compete with my High School Chorus!
I have no photographic evidence but I was in a church choir and musicals all through school. My most memorable singing role was as the back half of a horse in a musical rendition of St George and the Dragon!
Eve Berne, MS, CCC-SLP
Davis Thayer Elementary School
I played the viola from 4th grade to 9th grade (I only quit in high school because I had to choose between art and music!). I also was a tap dancer from preschool to high school!
My favorite type of music right now is Country Music, and I love Keith Urban!
Even though I don't play any instrument now or sing, I did do the following in high school:
I played the flute in the marching band and concert band. I also sang in chorus, and even was part of the musical Carousel!
Here is my info:
* Favorite singer of all time is Bob Seger, with best song being Turn the Page.
* I played the clarinet in middle school, but not successfully.
* My one and only stage appearance was playing Ado Annie in Oklahoma, which was probably the best character of all time to be able to play.
* I am a sucker for musical movies and know every single word to every song in Grease, Mamma Mia, Pitch Perfect and Joyful Noise.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Franklin High School
Annie Sullivan Middle School
Remington Middle School
Horace Mann Middle School
Benjamin Franklin Charter School
Memorial Day Parade!
Great to see many former students marching in the parade!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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