As the Christmas programs
are right around the corner, I would like remind you of its details. In addition, I would like to share with you
an update on the opportunities available to your child, and also where you may
assist. The Southwest Christmas Programs
will take place on the evening of Tuesday,
December 17th in the High School Concert Hall. Grades
K-2 will perform at 6:00, and Grades
3-5 will perform at 7:15. Please
have your child arrive 15 minutes early.
At a later time, closer to the programs, we will share with you details
of dropoff and pickup locations for each grade level. As you consider where to sit to best see your
child, here is the students’ placement on
will be on the audience’s left, K-2nd and 5th grades in
the middle, and 4th grade on the right. DVD’s
will again be available for purchase! Please see the included form and return it
with your child to his or her teacher, or to the music room before we leave for
4th and 5th grades will also have the opportunity to sing as part of the Geneseo Christmas Walk on Saturday, December 14th at 3:30
p.m. Please arrive at 3:20. This year we
will be performing OUTSIDE at the intersection of State and First (the traffic
light) in downtown Geneseo. All three
elementary schools will sing together.
Please be sure that your child is dressed for the weather.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th
grades’ Christmas Program this year
will be Jingle Bell Jukebox! In addition to songs that all students
will be singing, our 5th graders with speaking parts have been
busily rehearsing. Students in grades
3-5 may also come in for extra recorder
practice. All of these rehearsals
and practices are taking place during specified morning and lunch recess times. This schedule can be found in the gym, by the
Southwest music room, and online on my district blog-see link below.
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
grades will perform a variety of
Holiday selections, both old and new!
All Grades- On the links to each grade level above, you will find practice tracks and music notation for all songs we will be singing on December 17th .
Attention performing musicians-If your child plays piano or another instrument and
has a piece prepared for Christmas, we would love to have him or her play for
us in between concerts during the Christmas Programs on December 17th! Please let me know if your child is
Please Help! We are still looking for volunteers to assist us on
the day of the program, and also to decorate the Concert Hall for the holiday
season. To decorate the concert hall,
individuals from all three elementary schools will meet on Sunday, December 8th at 4:30 p.m. The day of the program-December 17th– we need assistance to setup and takedown
before and after our performance, starting at about 4:00 p.m. Please contact me if you might be able to
assist at any point. Thank you to those who
have already volunteered. Any and all
help would be appreciated! Volunteers will be able to reserve seats at
our Christmas Programs on December 17th.
Please contact me if you have
questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 945-0699. Thank you for your continued
support. I hope you have an enjoyable
and safe Thanksgiving Break!
Southwest Music Teacher
Fine Arts Dates 2019-20
Geneseo Christmas Walk (4th and 5th grades)– Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m., outside at
intersection of State and First Street in Geneseo
Programs– Tuesday, December 17, 2019, High School Concert Hall
- Grades K-2 6:00 p.m.
- Grades 3-5 7:15 p.m.
Quad City Symphony Day-(4th grade) –Thursday, February 27,
2020, 11:00 a.m.., Adler Theater, Davenport, IA
Music in Our Schools
Concert (4th and 5th
grades)– Thursday, February 27,
2020, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall
Musical – Tuesday, March 17, 2020,
6:30 p.m. at Southwest
Southwest Fine Arts Day– Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Southwest
All-Unit Concert (4th and 5th grades)- Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall
Recorder Concert Monday, May 11, 2020
Concert– 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall
Southwest Spring Programs– Thursday, May 14, 2020, Southwest Gymnasium
- Grades K-2 8:45 a.m.
- Grades 3-5 10:00 a.m.