Great work today, Preps! Here is a brief summary of our rehearsal.
Welcome song in ABA form + your movement creations (arms above head, clapping) for the B section.
A sweet fundraiser announcement from Lauren and Charlotte
Warm-Ups: body (apple-picking, elbows, rag doll, roll up), breath and voice (owl hooting, descending pentascales, descending major scales on 'ah')
Little Drummer Boy: all on 'ah,' then worked on verse 1 memorizing words
Rhythm: echo rhythms on drum
Little Drummer Boy: add ostinato (ta, ti-ti) throughout
Movement (with scarf): stand up, sit down, legato, staccato, melting, marching, varied tempi
Pat-a-Pan: verse 1 (with our names in the lyrics) and verse 2 review with movement (pretending to play flutes and drums)
Goodbye song and sign off!
HOMEWORK: Continue to polish "Little Drummer Boy," singing on 'ah' and on the words. Verse 1 words should all be memorized. Work on memorizing verse 2 & 3 words on your own at home!
Continue to sing "Pat-a-Pan," especially verse 1. Sing to yourself, your family, and your toys! Listen to the music often for Pat-a-Pan. By early November, you will know these so well and will feel very well-rehearsed!