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Dear Parents and/or Guardians: 

A music student will demonstrate the ability to learn the joy of listening, making, and sharing music together at the earliest age possible while learning the fundamentals of music. To teach the students that anyone can learn the art of performing in public and reach their performing and artistic goals first they will learn good attending skills, self-confidence, the love and passion for the arts, the desire to perform, the discipline to listen, the moral support at home to reinforce music appreciation, and the will to practice the different skills required to be a great student in school and not just during music classes. Please remember that REPETITION is one of the most important ways to learn! Always have fun and enjoy singing, dancing, playing instruments, reading and writing music, and finally creating original music in general!

 
At Daniel Webster School the main objective is to teach every student in grades PreK through second the fundamentals of music, dance, and the performing arts. Each grade level learns through a sequenced curriculum and by performing in various live programs. The students learn to use their singing voices (falsetto), learn to move their bodies to different rhythms, and learn the basics of the universal language of music. For example, they learn musical notation, music appreciation, theory, etc.
The Daniel Webster School Concert Choir is made up of first and second grade students who try out for the vocal ensemble at the beginning of the school year. The auditions are held in the classrooms during music classes. The students interested in trying out must be ble to sing songs already learned in front of their peers one student at a time. 
The goal is to learn to make music, share the music, perform in public, and have fun doing it!

 
GRADES 1 & 2 MATERIALS! 

Please remember that all of the students in grades 1 & 2 are required to have a one subject notebook and #2 pencil in school due no later than October 31, 2016, in order to write important concepts, homework, projects, and/or ideas during music classes every week. The students will also be taught to read and write the fundamentals of musical notation. They will be able to create, sing, and/or play their own original short piece of music.

 

Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

A: It is very simple... Practice, Practice, Practice!

 

 

Congratulations to The Daniel Webster School Concert Choir whom performed so magnificently during our annual Spring Recital. Thank you to all whom were involved with the program. Special thanks to the members of the vocal ensemble. 
 
 

Recent Posts

"Cascabel" & "Feliz Navidad"

DWS Concert Choir video recorded performing at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ during the 2017 Winter Holidays and them played on CH 12 NEWS "The Sounds of The Season"

"My Dreidel" & "O Chanukkah"

DWS Concert Choir video recorded performing at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ during the 2017 Winter Holidays and them played on CH 12 NEWS "The Sounds of The Season"

"Clap It Out" GoNoodle.com

Counting Syllables with Ms. Hesketh's grade 1 using the projector

"Cheerleader" on GoNoodle.com/KidzBop

Ms. Kallert's grade 2 Singing and dancing along with the video on the overhead projector on GoNoodle .com
The DWS Concert Choir in the Count Basie Theatre waiting for their turn to
perform in Red Bank, NJ!
The DWS Concert Choir in the Count Basie Theatre waiting for their turn to
perform in Red Bank, NJ!
The DWS Concert Choir in the Count Basie Theatre waiting for their turn to
perform in Red Bank, NJ!
The DWS Concert Choir in the Count Basie Theatre waiting for their turn to
perform in Red Bank, NJ!

DWS Rehearsing "Feliz Navidad"

A practice in the gym before going down to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, to be recorded by Channel News 12 to be aired during the Holidays of 2016 up to a Happy New Year 2017!

“Thank you for your Participation!” (2016-17 DWS Choir Auditions)

“Thank you for your Participation!”

(2016-17 DWS Choir Auditions)

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grades 1 & 2 currently attending DWS,

      Thank you very much to all of the students who auditioned so bravely for the Daniel Webster School Concert Choir. Unfortunately, because of the overwhelming number of students trying out, your child has not been selected to be a member of the DWS Choir this school year. All of the participants have to be acknowledged and congratulated for trying out. He/she will receive extra credit towards their First Marking Period Grades.

      All of the students attending DWS in grades 1 and 2 will be performing during the Winter Program in December of 2016 in the gym. Everyone, parents, guardians, family, and friends, are cordially invited to this wonderful Annual Winter Program, details to follow later!

      Please explain to your children how proud you and I are of them for singing a cappella by themselves in front of their classmates and for performing so bravely. Also, mention to the students to always practice singing, dancing, performing, and love music and the arts. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact me. Thank you very much for your kind understanding!

Sincerely,

Mr. Piero Romano

promano@weehawken.k12.nj.us

DWS phone # 201-422-6150