Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School year!  I am looking forward to sharing the joy of music with our students!

Our Third grade class has already begun preparing for their concert on December 14th!  We look forward to seeing you all their for our 7 PM performance (students arrive at 6:45).  Information regarding the concert will be coming home with students including a permission slip, call time information, and concert attire.

Fourth grade has received their recorders and they have been working diligently on their technique before they bring them home to practice!  Inside the recorder case is a blue sheet of paper that parents can review for basic information regarding caring for the instrument.

As other grade level concerts approach, be sure to check back here for information and updates about our students progress in the music classroom.

Please feel free to email me with any questions regarding music class this year at isteege@htps.us

Regards,
Ian Steege

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hello!

As our First Grade Music Show approaches tomorrow, our students are excited to perform for our community!

Our Kindergarten classes have begun working towards their concert on March 8th, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Regards,
Ian Steege

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to school!  We are excited to begin working and have already jumped right in to making music!  This year I am happy to announce that the Woods Road Music Classroom in partnership with Hillsborough Elementary School will be piloting a new music education software for the district!

4th Graders will be receiving recorders this month as well as a letter regarding practicing and caring for the instrument.  4th Grade students may also need to access an online sequencer at home via www.onlinesequencer.net, however most work will be done in the classroom.  If you have any questions regarding music class, feel free to email Ian Steege at isteege.htps.us!

Happy Fall and I look forward to seeing you on Back to School Night!
Ian Steege

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring Has Sprung

Dear Woods Road Elementary,

Thank you for everyone's help in making the Kindergarten/TP Concert such a successful evening!  The fourth graders are diligently preparing for their concert on April 27th.

A note to the fourth grade parents, there will be no recorder level testing until after the concert, however your student should continue to practice, as they have 3 songs to memorize on recorder for the concert!  Students are encouraged to also continue working on their sequencer projects in preparation for the concert.  Any questions can be sent to me at isteege@htps.us

Thank you so much for all of your support of the arts!
Ian

Friday, February 19, 2016

3rd Grade Concert Success and K/TP update

Our 3rd grade class did an AMAZING job with their concert on February 18th.  Our students sang in three different languages as well as performed folk arrangements on Orff Instruments.  We are beginning to plan for our Kindergarten and TP concert on March 31st.  Parents can expect to receive information regarding props and costumes in the beginning of March.

Fourth grade students are continuing their progress on recorders.  This coming cycle students will be testing for their "green belts."  I have made myself available to all 4th grade students between 8:30 and 8:40 every morning for extra help and testing opportunities.  Please encourage your child to come see me with any questions regarding their progress on recorders.

Regards,
Ian Steege

Monday, January 11, 2016

A New Year!

Happy New Year Wildcats!  Can you believe it?  Our 1st Graders are hard at work preparing for their concert on January 28th!  In the coming weeks 1st Grade parents should be looking to receive information regarding concert dress, call time, as well as information regarding decoration donations!

Our 4th Grade students have begun to address some simple repertoire on their recorders, and have started working with music technology on their Chromebooks to create samples that will be used in class projects!  4th Grade parents can expect an information sheet coming home in the coming days regarding recorder use/care, practicing at home and using the music software at home.

Happy New Year!  Could not be more excited!
Ian Steege

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2nd Grade Music Concert is Coming!

Hello Woods Road Elementary music patrons!  Our second graders are hard at work preparing for the first 2015 Woods Road Elementary Music Concert on December 9th!  In about a week, our second grade students will be provided with folders including lyric sheets to be rehearsed, a permission slip to be signed by parents, as well as information regarding call time, attire, and theme.  If you have any questions regarding your student's participation in our performance do not hesitate to reach out to me at isteege@htps.us!  Hope to see you all there! :)

-Ian Steege