Music and Band- Mr Pope

Welcome to Music!!!
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My name is Mr. Pope and I am the General Music, Band, and Chorus teacher.  This is my second year teaching at Highland School and I'm looking forward to a wonderful year of music with your children!!

Throughout the course of the year, we will be exploring numerous topics in music class.  Some examples for each grade level are:

K: concept of steady beat, exploring songs of different tempos and dynamic levels

1: ability to match pitches and note patterns, responding to songs using various movements

2: learning the notes of the music staff, being able to echo a melodic phrase

3: learning the different note values, being able to play rhythmic patterns on classroom instruments

4: ability to play the recorder, having an understanding of musical meter and song form

5: ability to classify notes of the bass clef, learning about important figures in music history

*Also, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students have an opportunity to participate in the Highland School Chorus.  We meet for rehearsals before school at 7:45am in Room 1 every Tuesday.

*A Reminder for all 4th and 5th Grade Band Students:
Monday is band day!  Make sure to bring your instrument and book and come to the stage in the cafeteria at your lesson time.

Looking forward to an awesome year!!

Mr. Pope, music teacher