October Notes

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Below are 4 areas to check out:

1) General notes,

2) Classes singing in worship,

3) Choir/JuBellate Notes 

4) General Music Class notes. At the right are links to pages with more specific information...   --------------------->>>

 8th note happyGeneral Notes... 

1)  ALL Grade K-2 Students will be part of a musical on Friday, Oct. 25 in the morning and later that evening.

TIME: (*Note changes!)
8:45am & 7:00pm - Kind-Scheer, 1-Boyce, & 2-Nelsen
9:45am & 6:00pm - Kind-Nauta, 1-Pingel & 2-Schlichting
PLACE: St. Paul's Sanctuary
*In order to give students a better rehearsal and performing experience, we have decided to split into 2 performing groups. There will be a Kindergarten, First, & Second grade class in each group to allow for a unique experience of working with other ages. Our goal is to give every student a chance to shine with a speaking line as well as singing. Each performance should be about 30 minutes. 


2) Gr. K-8 sings at either 9:30 (A-K families) or 11am (L-Z familes & JuBellate) for Reformation.   see more info below...  A new schedule for 2019-20 is available through the online calendar at calendar.splgrafton.org. You can narrow what you see by choosing a group from the dropdown menu or search terms in the box at the top.You will also find the individual group schedules on the MUSIC SCHEDULES page at the right.   Information about individual songs is posted on the Song Lyrics page at the right.

3) Planning ahead...Christmas services for students will be at different times.  Pre-K and Kindergarten will have their services on a Saturday morning, Dec. 14 at either 9 or 10:30 am. Grades 1-3 will have their service on Dec. 11 at 6:30 pm.  Grades 4-8 will have their service Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 pm. [NOTE the grade split.]

4)Helpers are needed for running powerpoint in chapel/weekend worship services (all year long).    If your 6th grade student (or older) would like to do it, please contact me. There is a sign-up on the church side of splgrafton.org under Servant Ministries and then Media Ministry or go directly at SignUp.com:   http://signup.com/go/8Qfkxv .  With 5 services every weekend, there are many opportunities to serve. The first couple times, it is helpful to have a parent sit with them to assist if necessary. Powerpoints are used, but 10-15 minutes of training will explain the unique aspects of our setup and things to be aware of in worship.

5) Playing piano/instrument for worship is a great way to encourage students to use their gifts for the Lord.  Often classical pieces are  fine to use in worship or there many levels of piano books with hymns and worship songs in them. Pieces should be practiced to their very best so as to assist (not distract) in worship. I want to encourage students of intermediate skill level or higher to aim for playing in church. Students at an elementary skill level can aim to play for chapel services.    Please contact Miss Bremer if you are interested - even if a piece isn't ready or not even chosen yet!



Quarter note happy Classes singing in worship...     

This is part of who we are at St. Paul. Not only does learning songs put God's word in their mind & heart, but it also teaches our kids to use their gifts in serving the Lord. I am glad we will be worshipping together.       

Music Schedules (printable) can be found HERE (also linked at the top right). 
Song lyrics for classes and Children's Choir are       HERE (also linked at the right).

Gr. K-8 Students will sing  "Mighty Fortress" by Paul Baloche for Reformation Worship on Sun., Oct. 27. The last name of the student determines which service time. Please note: JuBellate members (and siblings) should come to 11am. And if a family has multiple names, choose one service for your entire family.     If there is a conflict for your family, please let me or your child's homeroom teacher know. We are also trying to teach our kids the importance of communicating when commitments must be missed.

9:30 am A-K sing in Worship

11 am L-Z sing in Worship (with JuBellate)


    THANK YOU for your partnership in making worship a priority!  "I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music."  (Psalm 101:1)



8th note happy Choir/JuBellate Notes... 

ALL Choirs:  Music Schedules (printable) can be found HERE (also linked at the top right). 
Song lyrics for classes and Children's Choir are       HERE (also linked at the right).

Children's Choir: 
Oct. 5 @5pm; Oct. 27-Gr. K-8; Nov. 17 @8am; Dec. 11-Gr. 1-3 Christmas Service; Dec 13-Christmas Concert; Dec. 15 @8am
Oct. 20 @8am; Oct. 27-Gr. K-8; Nov. 10 @9:30am; Dec. 4 or 11-Christmas Service; Dec. 8 @9:30 am; Dec 13-Christmas Concert. 
Oct. 27-Gr. K-8; Nov. 16 @5pm; Dec. 4-Christmas Service; Dec. 8 @11am; Dec 13-Christmas Concert.
Oct. 27-11am w/Gr. K-8; Dec. 4-Christmas Service; Dec. 8 @11am; March 4 @4:30pm; May 17 @8am w/Gr. K-8.
Chapel Singers:  
Group 1 
Eligibility Reminders:        Gr. 5-8 students in extracurricular Music Groups (Jazz Band, JiVE, Chapel Singers & JuBellate). Eligibility is checked every 2 weeks. The music handbook specifices the requirements. You get a 2-week warning if your grades are low. If they don't come up to the minimum requirements, then students may not be involved in practice or performances until their grades are high enough at the next eligibility check. 


   16th notes happy        Miscellaneous General Music Notes:                                               


General Music 

Grading Rubric

Kindergarten...  working on musical
1st Grade...       working on musical
2nd Grade...        working on musical
3rd Grade...        singing in group with instruments
4th Grade...        handbell piece for Christmas service
5th Gr Non-Band Music...  (sometimes we use classroom.google.com)


    music theory, Reformation song


6-8th Gr Non-Band Music... (sometimes we use classroom.google.com)


   switch with Mr. Fischer's class, theory, Reformation song