Mrs. Christine Bright -- Music

Mrs. Bright has a Bachelor of Science degree in vocal music, extended, K-12 from UW-L. She also earned a master's degree in the Master's of Professional Development Program from UW-L.  She started  teaching music in the Sparta Area School District in 1968.  She has taught at all of the elementary schools except Lawrence Lawson and is currently teaching at Cataract and Meadowview Intermediate.

Email: cbright@spartan.org

The big news, of course, is the 5th grade music program. The boys and girls are working very hard on getting their songs memorized. We will perform "Holiday Colors" on Dec. 16th at 7:00 pm at the Sparta Senior High Auditorium. We will be rehearsing and performing the whole program at the Senior High at 1:30 P.M. also as a dress rehearsal that same day. Boys and girls should come at 6:45 p.m. the evening of the 16th and go to the cafeteria to line up. Dresses and ties always look great, but nice school clothes is fine. All students need a flashlight, labelled. Bring them by Dec. 3. Please give to the classroom teacher.

We'll be extending our recorder skills in January. If boys and girls want to use their recorder from last year, it would be a good idea to bring it to school soon.

4th grade is doing well on recorders. I hope you are hearing improvement at home. I encourage boys and girls to take recorders home and practice. It's the only way to improve! They will soon be composing a song of their own to perform for me. This will be the major part of their grade for the 2nd trimester. It will take some practice time at home to do well. I will collect the pink sheets that you are signing on January 7 and 8.

The 4th graders will have a holiday sing-along on Dec. 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the cafetorium. Classes will perform a song, perform on recorders and sing holiday songs together. Join us for a fun time!

5th grade choir will be singing in the Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 5th  at 6:00 p.m. Line up at 5:45 on the corner of  N.Water by Park Bank. Bring a canned good for a glow stick. We will also sing at the park at the end of the parade for about 10 minutes. Please arrange a place to meet your child at the park (by the stage or fire are good locations). Wear hand and toe warmers, your holiday hats (not Santa hats) and anything that lights up. If anyone has any big snowflakes or sparkly hats with snowflakes, we could use some added decorations for the truck. Mr. Kenworthy is going to drive the choir in the parade this year, so look for the truck at the parade line up. On Dec. 12th, Friday, they will be caroling at the Morrow home from 4:30-5:00 P.M.  in the main dining room. Parents are responsible for getting singers to both these events. I need chaperones for both events. We will also be performing at the 5th grade music program. Thank you for supporting these extra activities. They mean a lot to the students.

Take time to relax and enjoy some of the many wonderful musical events that Sparta is offering this holiday season. It's a great way to spend time with the family.

Happy Holidays!
Mrs. Bright

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