May Monthly Assembly
The merry month of May was kicked off with fitting airs and rhythms on Friday, May 4th. An enthusiastic group of student peers, teachers, family and friends gathered together to support and celebrate the assembly of scholars and musicians who presented.
The notes played by the brass musicians working with Mr. Schroeder filled the air with confident, pure and melodic sound. They played short selections from Bach, Beethoven and Mussorgsky demonstrating that they could master the simple independence of line required by one composer, the changing keys of another, and the actual orchestral repertoire of the third. The Promenade movement at the beginning of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” is well-known and appreciated. How empowering for these young musicians to have begun to play this masterpiece!
The Abreu Percussion performed a multi-percussion piece entitled “Rhythm Rebel,” an advanced piece usually played at the middle-school level which has a familiar “call and response” section. Abreu Percussion led by Mr. Moore has been working very hard this semester and is very excited to perform “Rhythm Rebel” at the Spring Concert!
The K2 class performed their original food song, “The K2 Food Song,” in celebration of the completion of their Learning Expedition, “What’s on Your Plate?” in which students explored nutrition and healthy eating. You too can view a performance of the song on YouTube today. The monthly assembly at Conservatory Lab Charter School is a fun time to show the progress the students are making.