Four Georgians Music Classes

Posted on December 2, 2019

DonorsChoose project is live!

Spread the word!  We have a project live to help replace some of our worn-out ukuleles!  The students really love using these each year, and we are working on cycling out our old ones for new ones with better tone and playability.  Use the promo code LIFTOFF between December 2nd through 9th to automatically match your donation amount up to $50!!

Click here to go to the project page: Unforgettable Ukuleles!

Posted on December 2, 2019

Music class happenings, Quarter 1

Interesting music research & articles

The importance of keeping a beat: Researchers link ability to keep a beat to reading, language skills


The findings of a Northwestern University study of more than 100 high school students lend proof to the surprising link between music, rhythmic abilities and language skills.

The study—the first to provide  linking the ability to keep a beat to the neural encoding of —has significant implications for reading, according to Nina Kraus, director of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

Previous investigations found a link between  and beat-keeping, says Kraus in a study published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Previous research has established a link between reading ability and  consistency. “By directly linking auditory responses with beat-keeping ability, we have closed the triangle,” Kraus says.

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3rd Grade Music

3rd Grade practice tracks for 2018 Holiday Program

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“Hanukkah O Hanukkah”

“Heri Za Kwanzaa”

3B/3M practice track:

3S practice track:

“Auld Lang Syne”

“Finale: Christmas Sing-Along”


3rd Grade practice tracks for “Tall Tales & Heroes”!

Lyrics & script packet here!



“A Lot of Tall Tales” PART 1


“A Lot of Tall Tales” PART 2


“A Lot of Tall Tales – Reprise”


“The Patriotic Maid” (Molly Pitcher)


“Theme: Country Style”


“Be Sure You’re Right” (Davy Crockett)


“As American as Apple Pie” (Johnny Appleseed)


“Calamity Jane”


“Beat the Machine” (John Henry)


“Theme: Paul Bunyan”


“Lumberjacks Love Flapjacks” (Paul Bunyan)


“A Lot Of Tall Tales – Final Reprise”


“Finale: Anyone Can Be A Hero”

4th Grade Music

4th Grade practice tracks for 2018 Holiday Program

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“Deck the Halls”

“Do You Hear What I Hear”

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

“Finale: Christmas Sing-Along”



MONTANA program: practice tracks & lyrics! 

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“Montana Melody”

“This Is Our Home”

“But We Love It”

“Square Dance”

“Home On The Range” (accomp. track)

“My Home’s In Montana”

“Montana” (accomp. track)

5th Grade Music

5th Grade practice tracks for 2018 Holiday Program

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“Good King Wenceslas”

“Silver Bells”

“Here We Come A-Caroling”

“Finale: Christmas Sing-Along”

Recorder song: “All Through the Night”




Click HERE for lyrics! (all songs)

1. “It Starts With Me”

5R/5M practice track

5J practice track

Full Performance Track

2. “Do I Dare?”

Full Performance Track

3. “Education Rocks!”

Full Performance Track (includes 5M part)

4. “Make A Difference”

Full Performance Track

5. “We Appreciate You”

Full Performance Track

6. “Time To Say Goodbye”

Full Performance Track

7. “An Adventure!”

5J/5M Practice Track

5R Practice Track

Full Performance Track