Wahoo Schools Celebrate "Music in Our Schools" Month with Special Performance
Video of March 30 Event Posted
Music filled the air on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 as the Wahoo Public Schools' Music Department celebrated “Music In Our Schools Month” with a special performance.
The program was held in the high school gym at 9:30 a.m. and featured performances by the WPS music students and staff.
Performances by the Wahoo High School show choir, high school jazz band and middle school choirs were featured, among many other groups as well.
DVD's of the program are available for purchase for $10. Payment may be forwarded to Mrs. Anderson at the high school.
The community was invited to attend this special event to witness what our music department is all about and help us CELEBRATE “Music In Our Schools Month!”
Why teach music?
Music is a science
It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
Music is mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
Music is a foreign language
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English—but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.
Music is history
Music usually reflects the environments and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.
Music is a physical education
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.
Music is all these things, but most of all music is art
It allows a human being to take all these dry technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing that science cannot duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion . . . call it what you will.
That is WHY WE TEACH MUSIC!
• Not because we expect you to major in music
• Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life
• Not so you can relax
• Not so you can have fun
• BUT—so you will be human
• So you will recognize beauty
• So you will be sensitive
• So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world
• So you will have something to cling to
• So you will have more love, more compassion, more good—in short, more life.
Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless we know how to live?
That is Why We Teach Music!
Joshua GreenwaltWahoo, NEStudent
Mar 30, 2011
|Good job to all who performed today. It was a great performance.|
Apr 04, 2011
|Excellent job all!!! What great enthusiam and talent was displayed. For someone who is not easily impressed, all I have to say is WOW!!!!|
CJ PresleyWahooOffice manager
Apr 05, 2011
|I really enjoyed the music , I think our speaker system needs work and Mic's need work , we had a hard time hearing things. I was able to hear the beautiful voice of Tylie Tingelhoff it is nice to hear her voice she sings from her heart! The High School Band playing with the Middle School Band wa excellent . There is a lot of talent here!|