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Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

Music Objective: 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 during music is to teach every student in grades PK 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 able 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 bring a one subject notebook and #2 pencil in school due no later than September 31, 2017, in order to learn to write important terms, concepts, projects, and/or original ideas during music classes every week. The students will also be taught to read and write the fundamentals of musical notation in grades 1 & 2. They will be able to create, sing, and/or play their own unique short pieces 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 grades 1-2 Winter Program 2017. Thank you to all whom were involved with the program. Special thanks to the members of the vocal ensemble. 
 

 

 

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DWS Choral Spring Recital Lyrics 2017-18

"THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG "

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

Of the United States of America,

And to the Republic for which it stands:

One Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.

 

"THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER"

Oh, say can you see,

By the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed

At the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars,

Through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched,

Were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare,

The bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night

That our flag was still there

O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free

And the home of the brave

 

“New York State Of Mind”

Some folks like to get away,

Take a holiday from the neighborhood.

Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.

But I'm taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line

I'm in a New York state of mind.

I've seen all the movie stars in their fancy cars and their limousines.

Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens

I know what I'm needing, and I don't want to waste more time

I'm in a New York state of mind.

It was so easy living day by day

Out of touch with the rhythm and blues

But now I need a little give and take

The New York Times, the Daily News

It comes down to reality, Well it's fine with me cause I let it slide.

I don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside.

I don't have any reasons,

I left them all behind.

I'm in a New York, I'm in a New York, I'm in a New York,

State of mindWritten by Billy Joel • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group





“On Broadway”

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway (on Broadway)

They say there's always magic in the air (on Broadway)

But when you're walkin' down that street

And you ain't had enough to eat

The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere (on Broadway)

They say the girls are something else on Broadway (on Broadway)

But looking at them just gives me the blues (on Broadway)

'Cause how you gonna make some time

When all you got is one thin dime?

And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes (on Broadway)

They say that I won't last too long on Broadway (on Broadway)

I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home, they all say (on Broadway)

But they are wrong, I know they are

'Cause I can play this here guitar

And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway (on Broadway)

But they are wrong, I know they are

'Cause I can play this here guitar

And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway (on Broadway)

On Broadway (on Broadway)

On Broadway (on Broadway)

On Broadway (on Broadway)

*Fade Out!



“Take The "A" Train” 

 

*Conductor Aloud: “All Aboard! All Aboard!

You must take the "A" train (Choo-Choo!)

To go to Sugar Hill, way up in Harlem (Choo-Choo!)

If you miss the "A" train (Choo-Choo!)

You'll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem (Choo-Choo!)

Hurry, get on, now it's coming (Choo-Choo!)

Listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard

Get on the "A" train (Choo-Choo!)

Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem (Choo-Choo!)

Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem (Choo-Choo!)

Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem (Choo-Choo!)

*Conductor Aloud: “Next stop, Harlem! Next stop, Harlem!

Songwriters: BILLY STRAYHORN

Take The "A" Train lyrics © Reservoir One Music



Spanish Harlem

Ben E. King, Spragga Benz

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 4x)

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem

A rare rose up in Spanish Harlem

It is a special one, it's never seen the sun

It only comes out when the moon is on the run

And all the stars are gleaming

It's growing in the street right up through the concrete

But soft and sweet and dreaming

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 2x)
 

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem

A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

With eyes as black as coal that look down in my soul

And starts a fire there and then I lose control

I have to beg your pardon

I'm going to pick that rose

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 2x)

And watch her as she grows in my garden

I'm going to pick that rose

And watch her as she grows in my garden

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 2x)

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 2x)

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem

La la la, la la la, la la la la ( Repeat 4x)

Lah!

Songwriters: Jerry Leiber / Phil Spector

Spanish Harlem lyrics © EMI M

usic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



“Give my regards to Broadway”

Give my regards to Broadway

Remember me to Herald Square

Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street

That I will soon be there

Whisper of how I'm yearning

To mingle with the old time throng

Give my regards to old Broadway

And say that I'll be there e'er long

(Repeat 3X)


"New York, New York"

Songwriters: Adolph Green / Betty Comden / Leonard Bernstein

Keyboard Introduction

Count Alouud: Ah1, Ah2, Ah 1, 2, 3, 4, Pah... 

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today I want to be a part of it,

New York, New York

These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray, Right through the very heart of it,

New York, New York                                                                                  

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn't sleep, And find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away,

I’ll make a brand new start of it, in Old New York

If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere

It’s up to you, New York, New York

(Instrumental Interlude: Pah...)

New York, New York

I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps, And find I’m king of the hill,

top of the list, A number one, top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away

I’ll make a brand new start of it, In Old New York

If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere

It’s up to you, New York, New York, New York!

DWS Choir Spring Recital

Invite and program for the program:

 

Daniel Webster School

Presents

“A Tribute to New York from New Jersey”

Featuring

The DWS Concert Choir

Musical Director: Mr. Romano
Date: April 27,2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Gym

Everyone is cordially invited!

 

“A Tribute to New York from New Jersey”

Opening:

 

“The Pledge of Allegiance”

 

“The Star Spangled Banner”

Words by Francis Scott Key and Music by John Stafford Smith

1) “New York State of Mind”

Words and Music by Billy Joel, Native New Yorker from Long Island!

The Empire State of New York

 

2) “Take the A Train”

By American Composer Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington

Made famous by American Jazz Singer Ella Fitzgerald

A subway train starting in Brooklyn passing Queens across through the Island of Manhattan and ending uptown in Harlem the Bronx

 

3) “Spanish Harlem”

Words and Music by Jerry Lieber and Phil Spector

 

4) “Give My Regards To Broadway”

Words and Music by George M. Cohan

The Early Twentieth Century Popular American Composer of

“You’re A Grand Old Flag”

The song was written for his 1904 musical play “Little Johnny Jones”

 

5) “On Broadway”

Words and Music by the American Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist, George Benson

 

6) “New York, New York”
Songwriters: Adolph Green / Betty Comden / Leonard Bernstein

Made popular by an American Singer and Actor from Hoboken, NJ,

The Chairman of the Board, The Original Voice, Ol’ Blue Eyes,

Francis “Frank” Albert Sinatra

 

Halloween Songs 2017-18

The songs below are for the pre-K through second grade students currently attending DWS that they will be performing during the Annual Halloween Parade and Singalong on the morning of October 31st, 2017, conducted by Mr. Ro...MANO!

“Halloween’s Coming”
Halloween’s coming, Halloween’s coming
Skeletons will be after you!
Witches, cats, and big black bats,
Ghosts and goblins too!
Flap, flap, flap, go the big black bats!
Ooooo! (Ascending E minor scale)
“Meow, meow, meow”, say the ugly cats
Ooooo! Boo! (Descending E minor Scale)
 
“Three Little Pumpkins”
Three little pumpkins sitting on a fence,
A witch came riding by,
"Ha! Ha! Ha! I’ll take you all,
And make a pumpkin pie. Ha! Ha!"
If you are wise you’ll listen to me!
(Repeat 3X)
 
“The Smallest Witch”
The smallest witch you ever did see
Just peeked through the window and looked at me;
I waved once or twice, but very soon,
She jumped three times and flew to the moon!
 
“Days of the Week”
***Sing to the tune of the "Adams Family" theme song;
Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap)
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday
And then there’s Saturday!
Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week (clap, clap)

Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (clap, clap)
Note: Students can also Snap, Tap, Pat, etc
 
“The Addams Family”
They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re altogether ooky,
The Addams Family
The house is a museum
Where people come to see ‘um
They really are a scream’um
The Addams Family
Neat! Sweet! Petite!
So get a witches’ shawl on,
A broomstick you can crawl on,
We’re gonna pay a call on,
The Addams Family (3X)
 
“Oompa Loompa Doompadeedoo!”
Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Jelly!
Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Peanutbutter, Jelly!
Oompa Loompa Doompadeedoo!
I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you!
Oompa Loompa Doompadeedee!
 
“The Itcy Bitcy Spider”
 
The itcy bitcy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itcy bitcy spider went up the spout again!
 
“Tonight is Halloween”
Tonight is Halloween, Tonight is Halloween,
So ride, you witches, through the sky;
Ride your broomsticks, ride them high.
Tonight...is Halloween!
 

“DWS 2017-18 Choir Auditions Information!”

“DWS Concert Choir Auditions!”

Dear Parents/Guardians in Grades 1-2 currently attending DWS,

Attached you will find a choir consent form that has to be filled out, signed, and return to Mr. Romano ASAP for the students that are interested and have a desire to try out for the 2017-18 DWS Concert Choir! The auditions will take place during September and through October. The volunteers need to sing and perform songs a cappella all by themselves in front of their peers. The songs are, “God Bless America,” for first graders and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” for second grade students.          

There are always an overwhelming number of students who audition for the ensemble. Please remember that many students will not be selected because the choral group consists of around forty-five students. All of the participants have to be congratulated in advance for trying out, practicing, and for being a brave performer.

The students who are selected to the choir will have to make up any classroom work missed during rehearsals once per week. They have to be excellent students because academics are most important, be responsible students, and maintain an excellent attendance record for all performances and practices during school. The members must wear the proper attire to all of the concerts; plain white tops/shirts, black pants/skirts, dark shoes, and no sneakers please?

NOTE: All of the students attending DWS in grades 1 and 2 are required to bring in a one-subject notebook for music classes. All of the same students will be performing during the Winter Program in December of 2017 in the Gym/Theatre. Everyone, parents, guardians, family, and friends, are all cordially invited to this wonderful Annual Event!

If you have any questions, comments, and concerns, please contact me ASAP. Thank you very much for your patience and kind understanding! Respectfully!

Please visit my Teacher Web Page, the address is written below:

http://dws.weehawkenschools.net/apps/staff/

Then scroll down to find and click on my name, Piero Romano.                                                

promano@weehawken.k12.nj.us / DWS phone # 201-422-6150

 

 

"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"

"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"