Summer Music Fun

May 17, 2013 on 2:11 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

It has been an amazing year in the music room here at OMES! We have learned so many new and exciting things from kindergarten to third grade. Let’s keep it up over the summer!

Here are a few fun websites you might want to check out to keep you singing and learning until we see each other again in August.– Dallas symphony orchestra… lots of information on instruments, composers, and games to test your knowledge– Super-fun site sponsored by the New York Philharmonic– More fun games and information!– Roger Day is a singer/songwriter from Tennessee who frequently performs in the Birmingham area during the summer months. His songs are fun and sometimes even educational (but don’t tell the kids :))


Remember that there are many things that you can do as a parent to encourage your child to love music and the arts:

Listen to a variety of music with your child.

Sing or play music together.

Attend concerts or watch  concerts on television or online.

Encourage your child to participate in musical activities at school, church, and home.

Listen and show enthusiasm for your child’s musical achievements.

Attend music programs offered at school or church.

Play music games on the internet, iPod, iPad, or Nook! There are many awesome apps



Thank you again for an incredible year of music! See you in the fall!


Mrs. Atkins


Hi everyone!

February 23, 2011 on 11:06 pm | In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Wow! It has been a LONG time since I have posted on the music blog. I am going to do a much better job of keeping it updated this spring! We have been having a blast learning about some amazing composers, performers, and types of music in honor of Black History month! 

  • Kindergarteners learned about Louis Armstrong and the trumpet.
  • First graders discovered how the piano works and listened to some great ragtime music by Scott Joplin
  • Second Grade classes had the opportunity to learn about BeBop and Charlie Parker (saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), and Bud Powell (piano). We listened to “A Night in Tunisia” and even illustrated as we listened to the music. We read a great book from our library called Charlie Parker Played BeBop.
  • Third graders are working very hard to read music and perform on their recorders. Most classes have had the opportunity to bring their recorders home to practice. Please be sure they are returned to the music room before their music class the next week.

That’s all for now…. more fun “stuff” coming soon…..

Let’s see how to get things going.

February 23, 2011 on 8:41 pm | In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

How can I make this an exciting BLOG?

Yippee… I am blogging!!!

July 21, 2009 on 2:05 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

I am excited that we will have a music blog this year 🙂