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4th Grade Recorders  

Dear Parents or Guardians of our Fourth Graders,

  

We are going to be using soprano recorders in our music class this year. If your child purchased their recorder last year, they need to bring that back to school August 15th or the first day they come to music.

If your child is new or did not purchase a recorder last year, I would like to ask you to purchase one this year. The cost will be $2 each. I will ask the children to leave the recorder at school and at the end of the year I will give their recorder to them to take home. If this cost is not feasible for your family, your child needs to talk to their teacher and we will work with them. I do not want this to be a hardship on any person. However, it will be much more sanitary if each child owns their recorder.

Using recorders enables me to teach many fundamental concepts of music in a fun way. We will begin collecting the money for the recorders August 15th. Each child can bring their money to their teacher or by my room from 7:50-8:00 am each day during the week.

 

Thanks for your assistance,

 

Tracy Wilson

Music Teacher

Dandridge Elementary School

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Third grade recorders  

Dear Parents or Guardians of our Third Graders,

 

We are going to be using soprano recorders in our music class this year and I would like to ask each child to pay for their recorder. The cost will be $2 each. I will ask each child to leave their recorder at school. At the end of the year I will give their recorder to them to take home.

If this cost is not feasible for your family, your child needs to talk to their teacher. I do not want this to be a hardship on any person. However, it will be much more sanitary if each child owns their own recorder.

Using recorders enables me to teach many fundamental concepts of music in a fun way. We will begin collecting the money for the recorders on August 15th Each child can bring their money to their teacher OR by my room from 7:50-8:00 am each day.

 

Thanks for your assistance,

 

 

Tracy Wilson

Music Teacher

Dandridge Elementary School

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Des Band  

Our 5th Grade Band will begin Monday, August 20th at 3 pm. We will meet each day from 3-3:25 in the Music Room. If your child rides the early bus, they can catch a bus in the last/2nd load. I am including a list of local music stores who rent instruments. Lunsfords Music Store will be here on Tuesday, August 12th as a part of our open house. Their representative will be glad to discuss with you the particulars in renting an instrument. If you have any financial concerns regarding renting, please contact me as I might be able to help.

 

Band is a wind ensemble in our schools. We use all orchestral wind instruments, percussion, and string bass. We do not include electric or acoustic guitars; however I teach this in our 5th grade music classes. This year our band will be participating in the spring all-county band festival and a trip to Dollywood.   I look forward to working with you children this coming year.

 

Tracy Wilson

 

 

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DES Chorus  

Dear Parents of our Fourth and Fifth Graders,

 

Once again this year, we will be having an auditioned 4/5th grade chorus. We will rehearse each Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. The chorus will be singing several times before Christmas. They will sing for our Veteran’s Day Program, at the All-County Chorus, and Christmas in Dandridge.

 

            We will be having auditions for this group August 21st and 23rd. Our 4th graders will audition on the 21st of August from 3:00-3:45 p.m. Our 5th graders will audition on the 23rd of August from 3:00-3:45 p.m. We will have a couple of guest judges who will score the auditions. I will announce results the following week. You will need to arrange to pick your child up at the front door of the school at 3:45 pm on the day they audition. If your child rides a bus, I will allow them to audition early and make it to their bus in time to ride it.

 

I hope your child will audition. The chorus from last year had an excellent year and I know that this year will be just as fine.

 

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