Elementary Music

Archive for May, 2013


California Student Media Festival

Last February, students from Mr. Selak’s general music class wrote an album titled STEAM-Powered Songs. This project has been selected as a winner in the 47th Annual California Student Media Festival for the category of Elementary Fine Arts!

The awards ceremony will be on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 9am to noon at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood–6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8:15 am on June 15.

Each student that participated in this project is eligible to attend the ceremony. You must register to reserve tickets for the event. Thanks to sponsors Wells Fargo, PBS So Cal and CUE, the festival is free to all winners and families.  For more information about the 2013 California Student Media Festival, visit http://mediafestival.org/ or @CAstudentmedia. Hope to see you in Hollywood!

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Magic GarageBand

Students from Workman, Rowland, and Ben Lomond composed music using Magic GarageBand. They assigned instruments and styles to a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and keyboard player. They created a custom mix using volume sliders and soloing instruments.

Rowland room 15: Funk
Rowland room 16: Blues
Rowland room 17: Latin
Workman room 18: Reggae
Workman room 19: Jazz
Workman room 20: Slow Blues
Slow Blues
Ben Lomond room 22: Roots Rock
Roots Rock
Ben Lomond room 23:Country
Ben Lomond room 24: Rock

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2013 Music Festival: Covina Track feat. Workman, Ben Lomond, Mesa, and Barranca

Students from Workman, Ben Lomond, Mesa, and Barranca performed at the CVUSD Music Festival on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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2013 Music Festival: Covina Track feat. Rowland and Grovecenter

Students from Rowland and Grovecenter performed at the CVUSD Music Festival on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

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Music Festival

The 2013 Music Festival is coming up! Join us Tuesday, May 21 (Cypress, Lark Ellen, Merwin, & Manzanita), Wednesday, May 22 (Grovecenter & Rowland), and Thursday, May 23 (Barranca, Ben Lomond, Mesa, & Workman).

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm. Students, please be in your seats by 6:45 pm. Wear a red collared shirt and jeans.

Band students, practice the following pieces in this order for the concert:

  1. Bugler’s Dream
  2. Day-O
  3. Linus and Lucy
  4. Joyful Rock
  5. Our America

All five pieces will play back-to-back on this track:
Chorus students, practice the following pieces in this order for the concert:

  1. I’ve Got the Music in Me
  2. It’s Up to Us
  3. Green Eggs and Ham
  4. Disney Showstoppers
  5. Our America
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Music Videos for STEAM 2013

After writing 14 original songs, students from Ben Lomond, Workman, and Rowland Elementary created 14 music videos to accompany the album STEAM-Powered Songs. (All 14 videos will auto-play in the embedded playlist below.)

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Sixteenth Note Compositions

Fifth grade students learned about sixteenth notes last week. This week, they chose one sixteenth note pattern, and composed a piece of music featuring that pattern. Each piece has the same ABA song form.

Ben Lomond room 22: 16 on 16

Ben Lomond room 23

Ben Lomond room 24: Awesome Dudes

Rowland room 15: Dotted Eighth

Rowland room 16: I’m Getting Mixed Uphttp://k5tunes.com/audio/2013composefifth/rw16imgettingmixedup.mp3

Workman room 18: Man Walking on the Tunehttp://k5tunes.com/audio/2013composefifth/wk18manwalkingonthetune.mp3

Workman room 19: Minor Robot

Workman room 20: 20 Jam

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