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DECEMBER/ JANUARY

THE RECORDER CHALLENGE

The students are excited to be learning to play the recorder in music classes.  Students should be encouraged to practice at home for a few minutes each day.  We have spoken a lot about responsible use of their instrument.  Your child should be able to demonstrate proper playing, with a gentle breath. 

Do you know about the recorder challenge?  Students can earn different color strings for each of 10 songs. Students start with "Hot Cross Buns" for white and "Merrily" for yellow.  When tested, students must try to play with little hesitation and clear notes.  The recorder challenge is very popular and each year many students earn all ten colors.  Please ask your child about the colors they have earned and about their personal goal.