Last Wednesday September 24th, Alberta Orff Chapter members congregated at Michael Strembitsky school to work on this year's batch of classroom items. Much fun was had by all as everyone chatted and shared musical and educational ideas.
I overheard some chapter members eagerly planning their carpooling options for the next national conference in Saskatoon. Many other topics of interest circulated the room including how the items might be used. For example, it was noted that the song "Clap Your Hands" - one version of which is in Gameplan - could be enhanced with the "Jitter Sticks."
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Last Saturday September 20th, fans of, and past and present members of Carl Orff Canada Alberta Chapter met to celebrate at the Executive Royal Inn. A wonderful meal was shared as many reminisced about many of their favourite Orff memories.
Last year's Make & Take was a fun filled evening where area music teachers had a chance to walk away with some class sets of materials that were ready to use. One of the fun things for many teachers came from the opportunity to think through new and exciting ways to use these resources. In this article I will introduce you to some of the items that are to be made this year and give you some ideas as to how you might use some of these items in your classroom.
The coalition for Music Education recognizes principals who show excellent support for their music programs. Eric Favaro is the Board Chair for the Coalition for Music Education. Click "Read More" to read his letter and find out more about how you can nominate your principal and win some money for your school music program.
We are pleased to present Sherryl Sewepagaham for the first workshop of our fantastic 2014-2015 season. Drum, Dance, Chant will take place Saturday October 4th at Westboro Elementary school in Sherwood Park. Registration will start at 8:30 am with the workshop beginning at 9:00 am.
Sherryl Sewepagaham will share some of the songs and dances of the First Nations and Métis people. Workshop participants will also learn Orff approaches developed by Sherryl in her own practice. Please "Read More" to find out additional details regarding this exciting opportunity!
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