Ps. 66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands.
Click on the following song titles to hear our students sing!
2012 Tim Keogh Scholarship: the recipients were Ryan Crone and Jake Harris. They were awarded $2000 each to assist them in their first year at Father Ryan High School.
The scholarship is open to any 8th grade student whose family has applied for financial aid at Father Ryan. Those who would like to apply for the scholarship to Father Ryan must submit an essay to Mrs. Melton in May. Details will follow in the spring. Parents must fill out the financial aid forms at Father Ryan.
* Remember the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
* Enter the room quietly with a positive attitude. You may discover your hidden talent as you try a
* Students who disrupt the class will receive a warning. If the behavior persists, a quiet lunch, loss of
the instrument for that class time, or demerit will be the consequence of that behavior. Class effort
grade reflects this as well.
Bring your materials to class.
* Grades 3-5 should bring recorders, pencils, and folders.
* Grades 6-8 should be prepared for each class with a pencil, paper, folder with notes, and any assignments.
Keep hands, feet, objects and unkind remarks to yourself.
Raise your hand to share information.
All classes sing, play instruments, and learn to read music. Students are involved in planning their Special Liturgies. They learn about different composers, musical styles, and experience a variety of instruments.
**Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade: Orff mallet instruments and the rhythm instruments.
** 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade: recorder, mallets, rhythm instruments
** 6th, 7th, 8th Grade: guitar, mallets, percussion
I have fun with the classes and enjoy hearing their progress from week to week.
The Choir practices from 3:00-3:45 each Wednesday in the Music room (#35). This is open to students in grades 3-8. No audition is necessary. I am looking for children who enjoy singing! We have two concerts each year: Wed. Dec. 12th and another in the Spring. We also sing at Mass.
I will escort the afterschool students to ESCAPE. All other students should be picked up in the front parking lot at 3:45.
Over 40 HRA students were involved with guitar lessons this summer.
Remember to practice each day. I hope you will share your talent at weekday Masses or at the 3rd Sunday Youth Mass. If your guitar needs tuning, please bring it to my classroom and I will tune it for you.
All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students learn to play the guitar in our weekly music classes.
The 3rd Sunday of each month is the Youth Mass. We meet at 10:30 in the church to get organized for the 11:00 Mass. Students in grades 3-12 from HRA and Holy Rosary CCD are involved with the music.
There is a choir at the first Sunday 11:00 Mass for anyone who enjoys singing. This is for students, teens and adults. We meet at 10:30 and practice before the 11:00 Mass.
Forensics is the art of public speaking.
We meet each Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 in the Music Room #35. This is open to students in grades 5-8 who enjoy speaking or wish to become more comfortable giving presentations. We participate in about 9 tournaments throughout the year. Forensics season is from October-March. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 28 3:00-4:00 followed by a parent meeting at 4pm.
As well as coaching the students at HRA, I am also the director of the Diocesan Middle School League. Please contact me if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org We are always in need of unbiased judges to help us with our tournaments.
To find out more about the rules, check out our diocesan website:
Here are the dates for 2012-2013
St Joseph Oct. 27
Overbrook: November 17
CTK (5th & 6th grade) Fri Dec. 7th
SBA (7th & 8th grade) Fri Dec. 14th
SCA Jan. 12th
JPII Jan. 19th
Father Ryan: Feb 9
Coaches’ Choice St. Edward Feb. 23
One Act Championship Fri March 8 Overbrook
Championship St. Ann March 9
Classwork and Homework guidelines:
Recorder students are encouraged to practice about 10 minutes each evening. HRA purchases the recorders for 3rd grade students and new students. New recorders may be purchased for $5.00. Daily grades will be affected if a student does not bring the recorder to clsss.
Students are required to have a music folder for study sheets and music. Middle school students are tested regularly during the year on their knowledge of music terms, composers, instruments, theory, and history. Materials for Middle School class are: a folder with pockets, a pencil or erasable pen, and paper. Daily grades are affected if students are unprepared.
Middle school students will have a project this year. More details later.
Student Projects and Classroom Happenings:
Stop by and visit my new classroom #35 at the end of the PreK/K hallway!
Thanks to the parents who signed up to help with music, forensics and restringing guitars!
The students who visit this room have been very generous in adding coins and dollars to "the giving jar". Proceeds help Tennessee Right to Life and the Grace Pregnancy Center.