November 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)     Christmas Services for Gr. 4-8, 1-3, and PK/Kindergarten.  You can find scripts and songs by clicking on the Christmas service link at the right.   

2) Christmas Band and Choir Concert is Friday, Dec. 13 at 2:00 & 6:30pm. Children's Choir, PraisePower, & JiVE join the Beginning, Concert & Jazz Bands in their annual Christmas Concert in the church. Choir members can go to the Song Lyrics page at the right for lyrics and tracks to sing along with. Choir families please bring 2 large bottles of juice for the refreshments afterward. An email of details (pdf) was also sent home before thanksgiving. Come join us!

3) Sun, Dec. 15 is the Jesus is the Reason for the Season breakfast!  The following was shared by Mrs. Nichole Haas, who volunteered to coordinate music for the Jesus Breakfast...

Performers Needed!! On Sunday, December 15th grades 3 & 4 will be hosting the Jesus is the Reason Breakfast from 8:45-10:45am. We are looking for children to assist with entertainment. Your child can play an instrument or sing 1-3 Christmas songs by themselves or in small groups. Please note that it should be well rehearsed. If your child has an interest in performing a musical number (singing, piano, or other instrument), please use the link to choose a time slot. https://signup.com/go/wzLrHrZ 

Your child will be responsible for showing up 5 minutes early for their performance and should be dressed festively or have church attire. [Note: A piano, CD player, music stand and microphone will be available.]

 

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: 
Nov. 17 @8am; Dec. 11-Gr. 1-3 Christmas Service; Dec 13-Christmas Concert; Dec. 15 @8am
PraisePower
Dec. 4 or 11-Christmas Service; Dec. 8 @9:30 am; Dec 13-Christmas Concert. 
JiVE
Nov. 16 @5pm; Dec. 4-Christmas Service; Dec. 8 @11am; Dec 13-Christmas Concert.
JuBellate:  
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 Christmas
1st Grade...        working on Christmas
2nd Grade...         working on Christmas
3rd Grade...         working on Christmas
4th Grade...         handbell piece for Christmas service
5th Gr Non-Band Music...  (sometimes we use classroom.google.com)

 

    working on Christmas

 

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

 

    working on Christmas