Music at Wildwood 2016-2017

Welcome to Music at Wildwood Elementary 2017-18

Kathy Schwister and Robert Pontious, Elementary Music Specialists

 

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Who is my child’s music teacher?

Kindergarten (Tansom, Warren, Hommes, Mathies, Kuchar): Mrs. Schwister

Kindergarten (Goff, Robinson, Newman, Haveman): Mr. Pontious

First Grade:  Mr. Pontious

Second Grade: Mrs. Schwister

 

How often does my child have music?

Students participate in two thirty-minute classes per week.

 

When will performances be?

Each grade level will be involved in a program performance in the spring:

    Kindergarten:        Friday, June 1 at Wildwood, times TBA

    First Grade:        Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 and 6:45 pm at the Chautauqua (classes TBD)

    Second Grade:        Thursday, March 8, 5:30 and 6:45 pm at the Chautauqua (classes TBD)

 

Are there additional performance opportunities?

  • First and Second grade students will have the opportunity to participate in classroom Talent Days throughout the year.  More details on these events will follow.

  • All students will participate in an All-School Singalong on December 22, 2017

 

What about field trips?

First Grade students will be attending a children’s concert at Orchestra Hall on Thursday, Nov. 30

Second Grade students will attend an in-house concert by the Copper Street Brass in the spring, date TBA.

 

What additional kinds of music enrichment will occur in school at Wildwood?

All Wildwood students will attend school-wide lyceums involving music and dance from a variety of cultures and musical styles.  Some highlights will be Middle School Band and a School-wide concert by guest artist Glen Everhart in June.

 

For detailed information about the music program and curriculum at Wildwood, please visit the school website:  www.mahtomedi.k12.mn.us/wildwood.  If you have any particular music abilities that you would be willing to share with the students, please contact us, and we will find a way to include you in our classes.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Kathy Schwister

Phone:  651.407.2153

E-mail:  kathryn.schwister@isd832.net

 

Robert Pontious
Phone:  651.407.2149

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