Thursday, June 8, 2017

All School Song


Celebration Assembly - All School Song

All Kindergarten to Grade 5 students are learning the song by Raffi called All I Really Need.  We will be singing it at the End of the Year Celebration Assembly on June 28. 
A variety of grade groups will also be presenting performances that celebrate our learning in Music.
Assembly begins at 1:15pm in the gym.  
See you there!!



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Divisional Musical Theatre Audition Song and Script

Practicing singing the Divisional Musical Theatre song with the music and voice. Click on the link:

Green Eggs and Ham with Voice

Now try it with only the instruments.  Can you come in at the right time? Can you march and sing? Can you do the box step at the end of the song. Click on the link:

Green Eggs and Ham with Only Instruments

Try practicing the script with expression and actions.


Script 8: Wickersham Brothers, Bird Girls, The Whos, Jungle Creatures,Vlad, Yertle the Turtle
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, children and creatures! Come old and young, come one and all!
To the Circus McGurkus!
The world’s greatest show!

On the face of the earth, or wherever you go! 

Divisional Choir Audition Song


If you would like to practice the divisional children's choir audition song, click on the following link:

O Canada

Now try practicing without the words or music. 


Students will also need to sing Row Your Boat, Frere Jacque or To Stop the Train in canon. Try practicing with another person.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Divisional Children's Choir

Divisional Children’s Choir

This upcoming season, the Children’s Choir is open to students who will be in Grades 5 and 6 in the 2017-2018 school year. The Children’s Choir is an enrichment group that performs at a high level. Membership in this choir gives children the opportunity to develop excellent choral singing skills and to meet with other talented musicians from throughout the school division.  In addition to having fun singing together, this choir also works very hard.  Since we only meet once a week and our singers are from different schools, regular attendance at all practices and performances is required.  Extra practices will not be scheduled. 
Weekly rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 4:15 until 5:45 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, September 6th and ending in mid-May, 2017.  The location of the practices will be Heritage School. A three-day choir camp has been planned for September 20 – September 22 at Camp Manitou, just west of Winnipeg.  This camp experience allows the choir to learn many of the songs for the year, get to know one another and bond as a choir. Students must be attending a school in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division, and must also be members of their school choirs, sharing their exemplary choral skills and providing leadership in their school choral programs.  They must also be willing to commit to participation for the entire season, ending in mid-May, and make every effort to attend all performances.

If you are interested in receiving an audition time for the Divisional Children’s Choir, please contact Ms. Goertzen to set up a Crestview audition time during a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday lunch hour in the music room.

The criteria that Ms. Goertzen is looking for in the auditions are:
1. Musical talent (in-tune singing,)/ Preparation
2. Expression / Voice projection
3. Following directions
4. Stage presence / Confidence
5. Excellent behaviour / Student leader
6. Parental commitment

For the audition with Ms. Goertzen, have your parent help you learn:
1. O Canada
2. Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Frere Jacques or To Stop the Train. They will be required to sing this is in a canon with me during their audition. They will be marked on tuning, voice quality, projection and expression.
3. No preparation is necessary for the rest of the audition, which involves singing and/or clapping various phrases and scales to assess pitch sense and rhythm. 
If you are selected from Crestview, parents must do the following:
1. Fill out the application form given to you by Ms. Goertzen and bring it to your audition.
2. Sign up for an audition time on line. Link is on the letter sent home.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at agoertzen@sjsd.net.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Divisional Musical Theatre Auditions



Seussical the Musical


Each year up to 120 students from across the School Division are selected to make up two casts for a selected musical production. Ms. Goertzen will be selecting students to audition for next year’s production, ‘Seussical, Jr.   The show will run Jan 27 – Feb 3/17. If students make the first audition at Crestview, they are invited to do a second audition with Mrs. Olko on May 17 or 18. I will be available to help any students learn the song, Green Eggs and Ham, on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:20 pm in the music room. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Goertzen to set up a Crestview audition time during a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday lunch hour in the music room.

The criteria that Ms. Goertzen is looking for in the auditions are:

1. Musical talent (in-tune singing, dancing) / Preparation
2. Acting / Reading / Expression / Voice projection
3. Following directions
4. Stage presence / Confidence
5. Excellent behaviour / Student leader
6. Parental commitment

Guidelines consist of choosing students from twenty-one schools, with representation from all the schools and grades.  Selection is based on the quality of the audition and the character needs of the musical, which includes in-tune singing, voice projection, acting, and stage presence.  Elementary students will be required to attend one weekly rehearsal on either Monday or Tuesday.

Being part of this group is a devoted commitment for four months: Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan. and the first week of Feb.  Each cast will rehearse on a specified day, beginning in September.  Students with lead roles will be required to attend two weekly rehearsals.  There will also be additional rehearsals three weeks prior to the show.  Attendance is of the utmost importance, and students must make up for all rehearsals missed by attending on the alternate cast’s day. 

For the audition with Ms. Goertzen:
1. Have your parent help you to learn one song from the attached list. Link to Audition Material. I will be helping students learn the song, Green Eggs and Ham, on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:20 PM.
2. Practice reading and acting out one of the scrips for memory. Link to Script.
3. Practice the box step and marching in time. 

If you are selected from Crestview, parents must do the following:
1. Fill out the application form given to you by Ms. Goertzen and bring it to your audition.
2. Sign up for an audition time on line. Link is on the letter sent home.

Please note that I have a letter that will go home for all students interested in auditioning. It has all the pertinent information. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at agoertzen@sjsd.net.

Musically yours,
Ms. Goertzen

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bring On the Snow Musical

Students have been asking for the lyrics for our musical, Bring On the Snow, that we will be presenting at the Winter Concert.  The classes involved in this musical are: 
Rooms 13,14,15, 16, 18, and 19.

I do not have links for each song but I did find a Youtube link of another school performing this musical.  The students can sing along. Hope this helps.  
Please click HERE.

Here are the lyrics to our songs:

Bring on the Snow!

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Dark, grey clouds in the sky.
The temp’rature’s falling; it’s cold outside.
We’re a long, long way from July.

It’s easy to see there’s a change in the air.
The wind is starting to blow.
And the chance of a storm is one hundred percent.
So, come on, bring on the snow.

I hope there’s a blizzard, and we get a lot.
That’s what I’m wishing for.
I’m anticipating, I’m not exaggerating;
A foot, maybe two or more.

The weather report said it’s coming our way.
There’s one thing that I know;
We’ll have no school tomorrow or maybe for a week.
First ending:
So, come on, bring on the snow.
Second Ending:
So, come on, bring on,   -----
Please, please bring on, ---
Come on_____ and bring on   ---  the snow


 Ready, Set, Snow

Ready, set, snow, here we go.
And let the blizzard begin.
We’ve been waiting all week for the weather report
And now it’s coming in.
Ready, set, snow, here we go.
Snow is on the way,
And we’re hoping that tomorrow when we wake up
There’ll be “no school today!”

One foot, two feet, three or more,
Let it snow all week long.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, too,
We hope the forecast isn’t wrong!
Ready, set snow, here we go.
Snow is on the way,
And we’re hoping that tomorrow when we wake up
There’ll be “no school today!”

One foot, two feet, three or more,
Let it snow all week long.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, too,
We hope the forecast isn’t wrong!
Ready, set snow, here we go.
Snow is on the way,
And we’re hoping that tomorrow when we wake up,
Hoping that tomorrow when we wake up,
Hoping that tomorrow when we wake up
There will be no school, “no school today!”
Ready, set snow!
“No school today!”



Over the River

1.Over the river and through the wood,
To Grandmother’s house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.
Over the river and through the wood,
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

We’re on a sleigh ride.
                              (We’re on a sleigh ride.)   3X
Over the ice.
We’re on a sleigh ride.
                              (We’re on a sleigh ride.)   3X
Isn’t it nice.

2.See how the horses gallop through the winter snow.
Whinny and neighing, I think they’re saying,
“We’ve not very far to go.”
And when we get there we’ll have lots of fun we know!
Grandmother chose her warm winter clothes
For playing out in the snow.

We’re on a sleigh  ride……   3X

PART 1 & 2

To Grandmother’s house
(we go)
        Over the river and through the wood.
(we go)
         Over the river and through the wood
We go.
    

Hot Chocolate!

Sssss              Hot!
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, I can’t get enough.
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, It’s my fav’rite stuff!
When the weather is freezing and you think you’ll turn to ice,
There is nothing more pleasing than a mug of paradise.
Turn up the heat, make it steamy and sweet,
With marshmallows on the top.
Come fill me up to the top of my cup,
I’m gonna drink ev’ry drop!
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, I can’t get enough.
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, It’s my fav’rite stuff!

1. Hot,   hot choc’late.    Hot,   hot choc’late.
2. Ssss      Make it steamy.    Ssss    Rich and creamy.
3. Marshmallows are floating on the top.
         Whipped cream, I’m never gonna stop

Turn up the heat, make it steamy and sweet,
With marshmallows on the top.
Come fill me up to the top of my cup,
I’m gonna drink ev’ry drop!
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, I can’t get enough.
Hot, hot, hot, hot choc’late, It’s my fav’rite stuff!
I can’t get enough!
I need a fix made from scratch or a mix.
Hot chocolate.


 Angels in the Snow

I’ve waited so long for a snowfall. (Snowfall)
Each morning there’s a frosty sheen. (Frosty sheen)
But as each day goes by, there’s nothing but blue sky,
And still no snow to be seen.
Oh yes,, it’s a little bit chilly. (Chilly)
The wind really know how to blow. (Wind will blow)
But the one thing I’ve waited all season to do
Requires at least a bit of snow.

I dream of making angels in the snow (angels in the snow,)
Angels in the snow (angels in the snow.)
First I’ll lie down on the frozen ground
and feel the snow below. (feel the snow below)
I dream of making angels (angels) in the snow.

Yes, I know that ev’ry single snowflake (snowflake)
Is perfect and white, and rare (white and rare,
With its very own design, so delicate and fine.
There’s nothing on earth that can compare.

I dream of making angels in the snow (angels in the snow,)
Angels in the snow (angels in the snow.)
First I’ll lie down on the frozen ground
and feel the snow below. (and feel the snow below)
I dream of making angels (angels) in the snow.(angels in the snow)
In the snow (angels in the snow)
Angels in the snow.


 Blizzard On The Way!

The weather report             is so surprising.
The weather report             is winterizing.
The weather report             says it’s gonna snow (it’s gonna snow)
One hundred percent       precipitation.
One hundred percent       anticipation.
One hundred percent       that school will close, (school will close)

And there’s a blizzard on the way: it’s gonna be snowing.
Blizzard on the way: it’s gonna be blowing.
Blizzard on the way, and it’s coming to -   day._____
Yes there’s a blizzard on the way: the lake is frozen.
Blizzard on the way, and school is closin’
Blizzard on the way, and it’s coming today.

There’s gonna be      accumulation.
There’s gonna be      a snow vacation.
There’s gonna be      lots of
 fun tonight.
It won’t be long         ,        but we are waiting.
It won’t be long,        anticipating.
It won’t be long:        ev’rything will be white (snow white)

Yes there’s a blizzard on the way: it’s gonna be snowing.
Blizzard on the way: it’s gonna be blowing.
Blizzard on the way, and it’s coming to -   day._____
Yes there’s a blizzard on the way: the lake is frozen.
Blizzard on the way, and school is closin’
Blizzard on the way, and it’s coming today.
Blizzard on the way.           Blizzard on the way.
There’s a blizzard, and it’s on the way, today, today.

Blizzard on the way!


Bring On The Snow! Finale

I looked out the window and what did I see?
Dark, grey clouds in the sky.
The temp’rature’s falling; it’s cold outside.
We’re a long, long way from July.

It’s easy to see there’s a change in the air.
The wind is starting to blow.
And the chance of a storm is one hundred percent.
So, come on, bring on the snow.

I hope there’s a blizzard, and we get a lot.
That’s what I’m wishing for.
I’m anticipating, I’m not exaggerating;
A foot, maybe two or more.

The weather report said it’s coming our way.
There’s one thing that I know;
We’ll have no school tomorrow or maybe for a week.
So, come on, bring on, (Please, please bring on)
Come on and bring on
The snow.