End-of Year Musical Opportunities

Hello 4th and 5th Grade Families,

As we enter the final stretch of the 2021-22 School year, I wanted to share an update on our upcoming opportunities.

Here is a video link from the Music In Our Schools Performance from February 24th.  Congratulations to all who performed!

Both 4th and 5th grade students have been playing recorders in music class, and here is a page with the information to use the online resource Be A Recorder Star.  Note that it may only be used on two devices.

The 5th grade Recorder Recruitment Concert will take place on Monday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m.  Please arrive at 6:45.  5th Grade will perform along with the 6th grade band, as well as the high school Honor Band.  Students should wear clothes that are nice but comfortable.  Here is a packet of music we will perform.

4th-5th grades will have the opportunity to perform with all 4th-12th grade singers in the All-Unit Choir concert on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.  Students should again wear clothes that are nice but comfortable.  Please arrive at 6:45.  Here are practice tracks and music notation.

All-Our Spring Programs will now take place on Thursday, May 19th during the school day-NOTE CHANGE.  The UPDATED times will be as follows:

Kindergarten then 1st: 8:30 a.m.

4th+5th combined: 9:30 a.m.

2nd+3rd combined: 1:30 p.m.

3rd-8th Grade students are invited to participate in this summer’s Geneseo Community Children’s Choir!  Students will have the opportunity to have fun practicing vocal techniques, while also preparing to share much of what they have learned in a performance. The choir will rehearse from June 23-29, from 10:00 a.m-noon on weekdays, with a concert the final evening.  Here is the registration form, due Friday, May 6th.  Your child may also find forms in the Southwest Music Room.

Please let me know if you have any questions at meckwall@geneseoschools.org or (309) 945-0699. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s music education!


Mike Eckwall

Southwest Music Teacher

2021-22 Remaining Southwest Fine Arts Dates

5th grade Recorder Concert Monday, April 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall

All-Unit Choir Concert (4th and 5th grades)- Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:00 p.m., HS Concert Hall

Southwest Spring Programs– NOTE CHANGES-Thursday, May 19, 2022, Southwest Gymnasium-

  • 8:30-9:15 a.m.-Kindergarten then 1st
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.-4th+5th combined
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m-2nd+3rd combined
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