Last modified Nov 13

Music

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-K
My name is Miss Owen and I am incredibly excited to be the new music teacher for both the elementary and middle schools! Joining the Notre Dame staff is an answer to many of my prayers. My love for faith, teaching, and music are combined in my profession and I cannot see myself doing anything else. I have a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in general and instrumental studies, as well as a minor in education. I grew up in Mishicot, WI, just 30 minutes south of De Pere. When I am not in the classroom I can be found volunteering at church, reading, listening to podcasts, traveling, taking pictures, and enjoying time with my family. Coming into the Notre Dame of De Pere community brings me great joy and hope for what the next year holds. I look forward to making music with the students and seeing where God takes us!
Paige Owen

2019-2020 Middle School Syllabus 

Beginning Band Interest Forms

Band Practice Logs

Christmas Carol Lyrics

Important Dates **UPDATED**

Christmas concert is Thursday, December 12th at 6:00pm at St. Mary’s Church in De Pere for grades K-8.

Spring concert is Thursday, April 30th at 6:00pm at St. Mary’s Church in De Pere for grades K-8.

CONCERTS

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 we will have our Christmas Concert which will now be PK-8th Grade. Our students will start preparing this music in the beginning of November, and culminate with the performance on December 12th. More specific details, such as time and location will be available as soon as they are available. Attendance of concerts is required. If your child is not able to attend, they will need to do written work to earn the grade(s). If you know ahead of time your student will not be able to attend, please inform me in writing (email) so that I may provide written work for your child. Absences due to illness cannot usually be known ahead of time and will be given special consideration.

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 we will have our Spring Concert which will also be PK-8th grade and including the elementary and middle school bands. Our students will begin preparing for this concert just before Spring break and will culminate with the performance on April 30th. More details will be provided as the concert date draws nearer. Attendance of concerts is required. If your child is not able to attend, they will need to do written work to earn the grade(s). If you know ahead of time your student will not be able to attend, please inform me in writing (email) so that I may provide written work for your child. Absences due to illness cannot usually be known ahead of time and will be given special consideration. 

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE (General Music)

In no particular order of importance: 

  1. Good behavior, good manners, good language, and respect for others will be practiced at all times. 
  2. Do not sing or make extra noises when it is not time for singing or rhythmic sounds.
  3. No food, gum, or drinks allowed. Water is good…and encouraged! 
  4. Immediately upon entering the room, it is expected that you check the board, acquire the necessary items, take a seat, and wait for the teacher’s instructions.
  5. Always have a pencil, notebook (dedicated to music only), and positive attitude. 
  6. Use the bathroom between classes. 
  7. Raise your hand when you have a question or answer (avoid “blurting” out). 
  8. Talking stops when the teacher is talking. 
  9. My desk is off limits, unless you are asked to retrieve something from it by the teacher.
  10. Running, throwing, and other forms of horseplay is not permitted. Music is a “non-contact sport.” 

In a nutshell: respect others…respect equipment…respect yourself. 

In the event that discipline is warranted, it will be handled in accordance with NDDP policies.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE (Band)

In no particular order of importance: 

  1. Good behavior, good manners, good language, and respect for others will be practiced at all times. 
  2. Do not play an instrument that is not yours (e.g. percussion instruments are for percussionists only). 
  3. No food, gum, or drinks allowed. Water is good…and encouraged! 
  4. Immediately upon entering the room, it is expected that you check the board, acquire your instrument, take a seat, and begin warming up. 
  5. Always have a functional instrument, all sheet music, a pencil, accessories, and a positive attitude. 
  6. Use the bathroom between classes. 
  7. Raise your hand when you have a question or answer (avoid “blurting” out).
  8. Talking stops when the teacher is on the podium. When the teacher’s baton rises, instruments rise. 
  9. The office is off limits, unless you are invited inside for a lesson or other reason. 
  10. Running, throwing, and other forms of horseplay are not permitted. Band is a “non-contact sport.”  

In a nutshell: respect others…respect equipment…respect yourself.

In the event that discipline is warranted, it will be handled in accordance with NDDP policies.

CONCERTS

Concerts are required, and 100% attendance is expected. Although they take place outside of the school day, these performances are crucial to the development of a musician. In the event that a student must be excused from a concert due to an emergency, an alternate assignment will be given.

 

Music Class Happenings!

Right now, students are diligently practicing for their upcoming Christmas Concert. Students kindergarten through eighth grade are learning about familiar carols as well as a few new ones.

 

 

In the elementary school students are learning a new language called Solfege! They have mastered So Mi and La with more to come! We practice our Solfege through folk songs and game songs. They are picking up on how to read the syllables on a staff as well as via hand sign.

Students are taught So Mi and La in the order of which they move on to Music Hill. Ask your child who moved on first, second, third and what their secret hand sign looks like!

Fifth grade classes pictured above are using their learned knowledge of So Mi and La as they put it into a song called “Apple Tree.” “Apple Tree” is a game song which means that not only do students learn through the song, but also through the game that goes along with it. Sometimes students forget to sing as the game continues, but they are doing a good job at keeping on task! **All grades (K-5) have learned this song so far. Some classes have been able to dive deeper into it than others (notes, rhythms, pitches, etc.). Ask your child to sing “Apple Tree” for you!**

Classroom Wish Lists

All of the items on the list(s) provided are beneficial to student learning. Whether they directly impact the child or indirectly impact them, it depends on each item. Some are classroom materials that allow for a broader, more expansive music curriculum, and others are specific needs.

Thank you in advance for your support in expanding our music program!

Amazon: Miss Owen’s Music Wish List

Wenger Music: