Alice’s Theme!

Hey Folks! This is the final song of Wonderland and it’s sung by the whole cast!
The music is by Danny Elfman. The lyrics are posted below the video.

OH ALICE DEAR WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
SO NEAR, SO FAR OR IN BETWEEN.
WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN?
ALICE, ALICE, PLEASE ALICE.

OH, TELL US ARE YOU BIG OR SMALL?

TO TRY THIS ONE OR TRY THEM ALL
IT’S SUCH A LONG, LONG WAY TO FALL-
ALICE, ALICE, OH ALICE.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW THIS WAY NOT THAT.
YOU CHOOSE THE DOOR YOU CHOOSE THE PATH.
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD BE COMING BACK
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DAY.
AND NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS.
YOU’RE DREAMING, ARE YOU DREAMING, OH ALICE.

OH HOW WILL YOU FIND YOUR WAY?
(No time for tears today, No time for tears today.)
OH HOW WILL YOU FIND YOUR WAY?
(No time for tears today, No time for tears today.)
ALICE!

Lobster-Quadrille!

This is the Lobster-Quadrille for the 3/4 grade band members, the Gryphon, the Mock Turtle and all of the First Graders!

There is a lot of call and response in this song which was hard to show with just one person, so I’m hoping we can make a video using some of our students soon to make it more clear! But for now, give it a listen!

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Hi Folks!

Here’s your next helpful video for “Wonderland” this is the “Walrus and the Carpenter” sung by Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, The Walrus, The Carpenter, the Walrus+Carpenter Singers, AND the Kindergarten Oysters!!

For 3/4 graders you should look in your scripts to see which part is which and only sing your parts! We’ll start working on this song in Kindergarten soon, but in the meantime, listen to it with your little oyster!

Don’t forget to practice with the recording of I’m Late!

WONDERLAND!!!

WOW.

Folsom Families, I have done a terrible job of posting on the blog this year. Now that we’ve started our 2017 Kindergarten-Fourth grade production of “Wonderland” I hope to use the blog as a communication tool and a place for students to go to learn music and more!

That being said- here is the first post. This song is for ALL Kindergarten-Fourth graders. It is the first song of the show and it’s called “I’m Late!”

Kudos to Our Music Program!

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Keep reading for an explanation of this VERY attractive picture.

On Sunday I traveled to Killington to take part in the annual Vermont Music Education Association Conference. It is a two-day event filled with workshops in all areas of music education and attended by SO many of Vermont’s amazing music teachers. It’s my favorite time of the year because I get to connect with my best friends from college who now teach all over the state, connect with my former mentor teachers from all over the state, connect with my music teachers from elementary, middle, and high school, and meet new teachers-ALL WHILE LEARNING COOL NEW STUFF TO BRING BACK TO FOLSOM!

On Sunday evening my friend Lizzy Carlson who teaches down in Waterbury and I held a Folk-Dance workshop where we taught about 25 music teachers circle dances, contra dances, Sicilian circle dances, square dances, and mixer dances. It was SO. MUCH. FUN. It’s totally nerve-wracking to teach other teachers though. We were overjoyed with the rockstars who turned out for the event, we had so much fun swinging, do-si-doing, sashaying, and more!

The most exciting news for me, and for Folsom was that I was named Vermont’s Outstanding New Music Teacher of the Year for 2016! This is an award given to a teacher in their first 5 years of service, voted on first by the various music districts in Vermont, and then finally by the board of VT Music Ed. It is a tremendous honor, I am so proud to bring this back to Folsom. I’ve been trying to find adequate language to thank my students, but it’s hard without getting too emotional. I owe it all to the Folsom Musicians, their families, my tremendous colleagues here, and the incredible music teachers that have shaped me throughout the course of my life. Thank you all so much, I am a happy and lucky girl.

AND NOW…we get to keep a ridiculously large trophy in our case for the school year!
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14691082_10157540282355333_1304574110425682347_nAimee Bushey, the South Burlington HS Choral Director. I student-taught with Aimee for 12 weeks and I owe SO much to her.