Welcome to Music at Wildwood Elementary 2017-18
Kathy Schwister and Robert Pontious, Elementary Music Specialists
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?
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,