Friday, March 31, 2017

Jefferson Talent Show!

Tonight's the night for BIG Jefferson Talent Show!

(*Postponed... due to weather... will reschedule!!!)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Armed Forces Medley

We'll begin working on this military medley today!

Armed Forces Medley
(arranged by Mr. Barrett)

The Army Goes Rolling Along (The Army)

First to fight for the right, and to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle’s won,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along

Then it’s Hi!   Hi!   Hey! The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong! (2, 3, 4, hut, 2, 3)
For where ’er  we go, you will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along (Keep ‘em rolling!)

 Anchors Aweigh (The Navy)

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh
Farewell to college joys we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay!
Through our last night on shore, through swirling foam,
Until we meet once more here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!

 Marine's Hymn (The Marines)

From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marines!

Semper Paratus (The Coast Guard) 

So, here's the Coast Guard Marching song, we sing on land and sea. 
Through surf and storm and howling gale, high shall our purpose be.
Semper Paratus is our guide, our fame our glory, too!
To fight to save or fight to die! Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

Air Force Song (The Air Force)

Off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, at ‘em boys, give ‘er the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under, off with one heck of a roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,

Hey! Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

T. B. T.

Here are some past performances from the "guys"
of Jefferson Elementary School's old daze...

Mr. Clough, Mr. Chelman, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Diamand,
Mr. Connelly, and Mr. Goguen as "Bon Jovi!"

Mr. Connelly, Mr. Diamand, Mr. Clough, Mr. Barrett,
and Mr. Cowart as "The Wiggles!"

Mr. Goguen, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Cowart, Mr. Connelly,
and Mr. Diamand as "Out-Of-Sync" (N'Sync)!

Talent Show Rehearsal

Jefferson's 2nd rehearsal for the Talent Show
is happening THIS afternoon right after school!

Summer Music

The latest flyer from Lifelong Learning!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Here are a couple of pieces that have been played
in some recent Music Classes at Jefferson and DT!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

In The Mood - Piano!

This student got us "In The Mood" for music!

Chuck Berry

"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, 
you might call it Chuck Berry" -John Lennon

My ukulele rendition of the rock 'n' roll classic:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TBT - The Music Man

A few years ago, I was part of a barbershop quartet
in FPAC's production of "The Music Man!" See below:

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Jefferson Elementary School's Night of the Arts
is tomorrow! Click N.o.t.A. tab above or HERE!

Homemade Guitar!

One student gave me a beautiful homemade guitar!

Amazing Grace - Recorder

While most of the 4th Graders are completing
the 3rd song, "Merrily We Roll Along/Mary Had
A Little Lamb," this student has mastered the most
difficult song in the Recorder Karate method course:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017




   Jefferson Elementary School’s 
Night of the Arts

A variety of books created with Cristina Hajosy to see and
A variety of songs inspired by classic children’s literature to hear!

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Mark your calendars! The Night of the Arts is only a week away! We are very excited to present Children’s Literature songs! Each grade will have its very own song to sing!

Arrive @ ramp
Perform on stage
 Exit stage
5:50 p.m.
6:00-6:10 p.m.
6:10 p.m.
1st Grade
6:00 p.m.
6:10-6:20 p.m.
6:20 p.m.
2nd Grade
6:10 p.m.
6:20-6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
3rd Grade
6:20 p.m.
6:30-6:40 p.m.
6:40 p.m.
4th Grade
6:30 p.m.
6:40-6:50 p.m.
6:50 p.m.
5th Grade
6:40 p.m.
6:50-7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Mr. Barrett at Also, check out and click on “NoTA” for more information! Please return the bottom portion of this form by Friday, March 3, 2017!

Please return this bottom portion

I give my student(s) permission to participate in the Night of the Arts performance. 
I will accompany my child(ren) at all times during this evening.

Student Name(s)______________________________________ Grade(s)__________

Parent/Guardian signature_______________________________ Date_____________                                                                           

TS Rehearsal

Jefferson Talent Show rehearsal's today at 2:45 p.m.,
right after school gets out! For 4th and 5th graders!


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