We kicked off October with a prayer service for the blessing of the animals on the school yard on Oct. 4. It concluded with the 2nd Graders leading the student body in a joyous refrain of All the Ends of the Earth. Les Anges Children’s Choir is currently 42 singers strong, 12 of which were first-time choristers at this past Sunday’s 1st Grade Family Mass. They sang their hearts out for an entire Mass (this is no small task!), including a beautiful presentation of a joint song with our NDV Adult Choir entitled A Two-Part Alleluia. The 6th Graders are busily preparing for both our school Mass on Friday, Oct. 21 as well as their Class Mass on Sunday, Oct. 28. Some students are training to serve as cantors, and everyone is excited to present their class song of praise entitled Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us). Our 4th Grade Children’s Choir did an amazing job leading the school at their first Mass as our school’s choir at the end of September. They will be presenting at all our school Masses this year. Thankfully, they are like little sponges, quickly soaking up all the new church music I’ve been teaching to them. It’s absolutely amazing and inspiring!
As you can see (and hopefully hear from your kids singing at home!), we’ve been very busy learning a lot of new songs to liven up our Mass celebrations as well as revisiting some of our old favorites.
Of course, October wouldn’t be complete without some crazy, spooky Halloween music! Five Little Pumpkins, The Pumpkin March, Dem Bones, and What Would You Do? are just a few of the festive tunes we’ve been conjuring up! We’ve slowly added some rhythm instruments to the kids’ expressive singing and ta-dah!…now we’re really having some fun! The older kids have been reviewing musical terminology and brushing up on their note-reading skills in hopes of winning a round of Musical BINGO!
All 56 piano students have settled in with their new instructor and we are now smoothly chugging along! They’ll be selecting their Christmas song in the coming weeks in preparation for the piano recital in December.
Stay tuned…next month, here comes The Turkey Woogie!!