Helena Harmonies

Helena Harmonies is our performance group here at Helena Intermediate School. This is open to fourth and fifth grade students. Helena Harmonies will rehearse on Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings, 7:00 a.m. until 7:40 a.m. We will perform a Christmas concert and a Spring concert. The students will also participate in the Shelby County Elementary Choral Festival in April.

Information letters are available in the music room. If you have any questions, please email me – kmorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call – 682-5520.

Recorders in Music Class

Fourth and Fifth grade students will begin using recorders in weekly music classes. Recorder instruction is an important part of the music curriculum for grades four and five. Playing recorder helps students develop better musicianship and note-reading skills.

As recorder specialist Artie Almeida says, “Oh, humble little recorder: How (and why) do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

1. Inexpensive
2. Motivational to young students
3. Powerful notational instructional tool
4. Lots of bang for the buck!

Recorders are available for purchase in the music room for $7.00. Checks are payable to Helena Intermediate School. We use Yamaha soprano recorders, which are available in green, blue, pink and ivory.