“A choir is where people sing together!” – A. Rockets
The Wranglers, Rockets, Penguins, Mustangs, and Rangers are the members of The Parish School Choir. We are learning how to sing, sing together, and listen to blend our voices. We have rehearsals in two separate groups (Wranglers and Rockets; Penguins, Mustangs, and Rangers) because of space in the library.
With the Rockets and Wranglers, we played a name singing game. Each student who wanted a turn sang their name in front of the group. Then the group sang their name back in a call and response fashion. Students were very excited to make up their own melody and pitches to their names, using high, low, and all the sounds in between. Some students chose to do body percussion, clapping, or using their hands and body to indicate the rhythm.
All the students giggled and smiled at hearing their friends lead in their names and then having their own name being echoed back to them. There were lots of great creative exploration and experimentation with how to sing their name. This was great in getting comfortable with the group, building vocal and oral muscles, and learning all the members in the choir group. Throughout the week, some of them were still singing and saying their names in rhythm.
The Penguins, Mustangs, and Rangers are working on walking up and standing on the risers in preparation for their first performance at The Parish School’s Annual Fall Luncheon, “Giving Voice To Children.” We are excited to sing for all those who are attending! Hope to see you there!