The goal of the music program at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School is to prepare students as active listeners and performers both inside and outside of the classroom. At MSW, students learn music through the Orff Schulwerk method. Orff Schulwerk was started by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman in Germany during the 1920s as a way to help every child learn ‘through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama’.
In the classroom, integration happens through various activities which are appropriate for each age group. All students learn to perform on instruments together and alone using the correct technique, to read music using a system of notation appropriate for each age group, to speak using rhythm patterns and identifying patterns in phrases, to move to music appropriately in groups or individually, and to utilize technology in ways that can help with reading music, listening to music and learning to assess music correctly.
Classroom activities continue to progress throughout the year and challenge the students based on their learning processes. Each student continues to achieve higher learning by actively participating in the classroom activities, such as sight-reading music rhythms while speaking and singing and playing instruments in the classroom while performing songs in a musical format.
Through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama and active student participation, the MSW Music program provides students the opportunity to build upon their learning each year.
ROOM 209: Mrs. Janelle Daniel
Join the MSW Drama Club!
ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR. - Forms Due January 6, 2017
Our Spring Program will be Alice In Wonderland Jr.
PERFORMANCES: March 30th, 2017 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM
REHEARSALS: January 9th- March 21st 3:05-5:00 PM - MONDAYS (4th-8th grade) TUESDAYS (PK3-3rd Grade)
TECH WEEK - March 21st -March 29th 3:05-5:00 (Monday-Wednesday)
This NEW Show Choir for students in grades 5th-8th sings and dances AND competes against other middle school show choirs.
Dairy Queen Blizzard Fundraiser - Monday, February 13, 2017 Lunchtime
Enjoy an Oreo Blizzard and help support the Hawk Harmonics! Pre-orders ONLY. Same day orders are not available.
Return order form and $5.00 by Friday, Feb. 10th.
Additional Music Opportunities Available at MSW:
- BAND - Band for Today
- MSW Parish Children's Ensemble - Mr. Glenn deCastro