Sunday, December 10, 2017

Music at Cannon: December 11-15

In this week's post:
  • Class & Choir Calendar
  • Choir Concert Tomorrow - Shirts are Here!!
  • No Tocar Rehearsal This Friday


Class & Choir Calendar


Monday, December 11     ** Choir Concert Tonight **
Grades K-2 & 4: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 3 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Evening: Choir Concert (see below)

Tuesday, December 12
Grades K-2 & 4: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Grades 3 & 5: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
PLC - Kindergarten Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)

Wednesday, December 13
Grades K-2 & 4: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Grades 3 & 5: Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
Choir During PLC -  1st Grade

Thursday, December 14
Grades K-2 & 4: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
Grades 3 & 5: Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
Choir During PLC - 2nd Grade

Friday, December 15
Grades K-2 & 4: Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
Grades 3 & 5: Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
After School: NO TOCAR REHEARSAL!

    Winter Concert at GHS Monday



    All choir members in 1st - 5th grade are scheduled to perform Monday night at GHS.

    When: Students should be on stage at 6:30 pm.
    The concert is from 7 pm to 8 pm.

    Where: Grapevine High School Auditorium, 3223 Mustang Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051

    Uniform:
    • Choir Shirts (the students will receive these at school tomorrow)
    • Plain Blue or Black Jeans
    • Sneakers (no lights or sounds)


    Use the front door. The theater entrance is on the left side of the lobby.

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    Music at Cannon: Dec 4-8

    In this week's post:
    • Class & Choir Calendar
    • Choir Field Trip Tomorrow!
    • PTA Pancake Breakfast Saturday
    • Choir Concert Next Week


    Class & Choir Calendar


    Monday, December 4
    All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)

    Tuesday, December 5     ** Choir Field Trip **
    Choir Field Trip & Combined Rehearsals (see below)
    All Kinder Scholars, Art Club Members, and Fit Club Members report to the gym for specials
    PLC - 5th Grade

    Wednesday, December 6
    All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
    PLC -  4th Grade

    Thursday, December 7
    All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
    PLC - 3rd Grade

    Friday, December 8     ** GMS Band & Choir Performance at 9:45 a.m. **
    All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
    After School: Tocar Rehearsal until 4:30


    Choir Field Trip Tomorrow



    Schedule
    7:40 Students report to home rooms for attendance and announcements
    8:00 1st and 2nd grade choir students report to the music room for warm up
    8:15 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade choir students report to the music room for warm up

      8:30 Load buses and go to the gazebo on Main Street 9:00 Sing at the Gazebo on Main Street 9:45 Movies at the Palace Theater 10:45 Return to Cannon for Lunch Afternoon - Combined Rehearsals at Cannon Chaperones
      Thanks so much to the nearly 30 Cannon parents who are meeting us at the gazebo tomorrow right after 8:30. We appreciate you so much. Be sure and take lots of pictures! Student Dress
      The weather forecast is for temps in the high 40s with a 15 mph north wind. Please be sure your scholar wears their coat and possibly a hat to school tomorrow morning.

      Students should wear festive colors of the season: red, green, white, silver, gold, and black.

        Saturday - PTA Holiday Pancake Breakfast

        All choir students are invited to sing their winter concert music for the Cannon community during the breakfast. This is a very informal singing opportunity. Just show up at your grade level's time, and we'll sing through our music with whichever students are able to attend.
          • 9:00 1st Grade
          • 9:20 2nd Grade
          • 9:40 3rd Grade
          • 10:00 Tocar
          • 10:20 4th Grade
          • 10:40 5th Grade

          Monday the 11th - Winter Concert at GHS

          I am touring the GHS auditorium tomorrow, and will send more detailed information about parking, seating, etc later in the week.

          Schedule
          Singers need to arrive at 6:30 for the 7:00 concert. The concert will last approximately 1 hour.

          Student Dress
          Concert dress is a choir shirt or plain red tee, plain blue or black jeans, and sneakers that don't light up or make noise. Oversized jewelry, hair bows, or other accessories that would distract from the group's appearance are not allowed.

          Monday, November 27, 2017

          Cannon Music: November 27 - December 1

          In this week's post:
          • Class & Choir Calendar
          • Upcoming Choir Events - Field Trip Next Tuesday!!


          Class & Choir Calendar


          Monday, November 27
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

          Tuesday, November 28
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
          PLC - Kindergarten Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)

          Wednesday, November 29
          All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
          Choir during PLC -  1st Grade

          Thursday, November 30
          All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
          Choir during PLC - 2nd Grade

          Friday, December 1   ** Field Trip Permission Slips Due **
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
          After School: Tocar Rehearsal until 4:30


          Upcoming Choir Events



          The following choir events are coming up fast on the calendar! While choir events outside of school hours are not required for Cub Choir members, I hope that everyone will have the opportunity to come. It's so important for the students to be able to share the joy and beauty of the music we've been preparing with their families.


          Our field trip permission slip (see below) will include an order form for a new choir shirt. Look for that form early this week and send it back to school ASAP. All choir members will need to wear a new choir shirt or a plain red tee for our concert on December 11th. The old design choir shirts are no longer available, so these need to be retired. :-)

          • December 5th - Choir Field Trip & Combined Rehearsals Print a Permission Slip Here: English Spanish 8:30 Leave Cannon by Bus 9:00 Sing at the Gazebo Downtown 9:45 Movies at the Palace Theater 10:45 Return to Cannon for Lunch Afternoon - Combined Rehearsals at Cannon *** Volunteers are needed to meet us downtown and help chaperone the students. There is no cost for volunteers. Please let me know ASAP if you can help out! ***The students should wear seasonal colors for this event: such as red, green, white, black, silver, and gold.
          • December 9th - PTA Holiday Pancake Breakfast All choir students are invited to sing their winter concert music for the Cannon community during the breakfast. This is a very informal singing opportunity. Just show up at your grade level's time, and we'll sing through our music with whichever students are able to attend.
            • 9:00 1st Grade
            • 9:20 2nd Grade
            • 9:40 3rd Grade
            • 10:00 Tocar
            • 10:20 4th Grade
            • 10:40 5th Grade
          • December 11th - Winter Concert at Grapevine High School Auditorium Singers need to arrive at 6:30 for the 7:00 concert. Concert dress is a choir shirt or plain red tee, plain blue or black jeans, and sneakers that don't light up or make noise. Oversized jewelry, hair bows, or other accessories that would distract from the group's appearance are not allowed.

          Sunday, November 12, 2017

          Cannon Music: November 13-17

          In this week's post:
          • Class & Choir Calendar
          • Day of Drumming at Cannon
          • Upcoming Choir Events

          Class & Choir Calendar


          Monday, November 13
          All Grades - All Students in Music for Day of Drumming!

          Tuesday, November 14
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
          Choir during PLC - 5th Grade

          Wednesday, November 15
          All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
          Choir during PLC -  4th Grade

          Thursday, November 16
          All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
          Choir during PLC - 3rd Grade
          Evening: Family Engineering Night 5:30 p.m.

          Friday, November 17   ** Grandfriend's Day 7:30 a.m. **
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
          After School: No Tocar Rehearsal - Some students may choose to work on instruments



          Day of Drumming at Cannon


          Thanks to the generosity of our Cannon PTA, all students in all grades will be participating in Drum Circles with the amazing Mary Knysh on Monday, November 13th. Mary is a professional musician and internationally acclaimed clinician and drum circle facilitator. I'm so excited to bring her passion, spirit, and skill to our scholars at Cannon! You can learn more about Mary on her website http://www.rhythmicconnections.com.



          Upcoming Choir Events



          The following choir events are coming up fast on the calendar! While choir events outside of school hours are not required for Cub Choir members, I hope that everyone will have the opportunity to come. It's so important for the students to be able to share the joy and beauty of the music we've been preparing with their families.

          Our field trip permission slip (see below) will include an order form for a new choir shirt. Look for that form early this week and send it back to school ASAP. All choir members will need to wear a new choir shirt or a plain red tee for our concert on December 11th. The old design choir shirts are no longer available, so these need to be retired. :-)

          • December 5th - Choir Field Trip & Combined Rehearsals Plans are in the works for a field trip on the morning of Tuesday, December 5th. We plan to sing at the Gazebo in downtown Grapevine and see a film at the historic Palace Theater. Students will return to Cannon for lunch and take part in combined rehearsals for the Winter concert in the afternoon. Permission slips will be coming home early this week and need to be returned ASAP. The students should wear seasonal colors for this event: such as red, green, white, black, silver, and gold.
          • December 9th - PTA Holiday Pancake Breakfast All choir students are invited to sing their winter concert music for the Cannon community during the breakfast. This is a very informal singing opportunity. Just show up at your grade level's time, and we'll sing through our music with whichever students are able to attend.
            • 9:00 1st Grade
            • 9:20 2nd Grade
            • 9:40 3rd Grade
            • 10:00 Tocar
            • 10:20 4th Grade
            • 10:40 5th Grade
          • December 11th - Winter Concert at Grapevine High School Auditorium Singers need to arrive at 6:30 for the 7:00 concert. Concert dress is a choir shirt or plain red tee, plain blue or black jeans, and sneakers that don't light up or make noise. Oversized jewelry, hair bows, or other accessories that would distract from the group's appearance are not allowed.

          Sunday, November 5, 2017

          Music at Cannon: November 6-10

          In this week's post:
          • Class & Choir Calendar
          • Veteran's Day Information
          • Day of Drumming at Cannon

          Class & Choir Calendar


          Monday, November 6
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

          Tuesday, November 7   **Picture Make Up Day**
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
          PLC - Kindergarten (Rotation Day 1)

          Wednesday, November 8
          All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
          Choir during PLC -  1st Grade
          Evening: Cub Night Out at Chick Fil-A 5pm - 7pm

          Thursday, November 9
          All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
          Choir during PLC - 2nd Grade

          Friday, November 10
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
          After School: ¡Tocar! Rehearsal Until 4:30
          Evening: PTA Family Night - Books, Burgers, and Boogie 6pm - 8pm


          Veteran's Day Assembly This Friday


          This Friday, the Cannon community will gather to honor Veterans with a special assembly. We will begin at 7:45 in the gym. We have special guests attending: Major General Kevin E. Pottinger, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry, and Singer/Songwriter Phil Vandel. Each grade level is performing a song, and both choirs will sing as well. Students are encouraged to wear Red, White, and Blue if possible. If you or a family member are a veteran and will be attending, please click here to let Mrs. Blizzard know you are coming.



          Day of Drumming at Cannon


          Thanks to the generosity of our Cannon PTA, all students in all grades will be participating in Drum Circles with the amazing Mary Knysh on Monday, November 13th. Mary is a professional musician and internationally acclaimed clinician and drum circle facilitator. I'm so excited to bring her passion, spirit, and skill to our scholars at Cannon! You can learn more about Mary on her website http://www.rhythmicconnections.com.

          Monday, October 30, 2017

          Music at Cannon: October 30 - November 3

          In this week's post:
          • Class & Choir Calendar

          Class & Choir Calendar


          Monday, October 30
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)

          Tuesday, October 31   ***HAPPY HALLOWEEN***
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
          Choir During PLC - 5th Grade

          Wednesday, November 1
          All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
          Choir during PLC -  4th Grade

          Thursday, November 2 
          All Grades - All Students- In the Gym With iPads/Chromebooks (see schedule below)
          Early Release Schedule

          • 8:00-8:30 1st Grade
          • 8:35-9:05 5th Grade
          • 9:10-9:40 4th Grade
          • 9:45-10:15 2nd Grade
          • 10:20-10:50 3rd Grade
          • 11:00-11:30 Kindergarten


          Friday, November 3
          All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
          Choir During PLC - 3rd Grade
          After School: ¡Tocar! Rehearsal Until 4:30


          District Honor Choir Auditions


          4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to audition for the GCISD Elementary Honor Choir on Friday, November 3rd at 2:10pm. The audition will be at Cannon. Forms were due this past Friday. Students who are interested but haven't turned in a form, please contact Mr. Lollis immediately so he can add you to the audition schedule. You can get more information, print a form, and practice the audition music here.

          Monday, October 23, 2017

          Music at Cannon: October 23-27

          In this week's post:
          • Class & Choir Calendar

          Class & Choir Calendar


          Monday, October 23  **Red Ribbon Week - Sunglasses**
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)

          Tuesday, October 24  **Red Ribbon Week - Scarf**
          All Grades - Blue Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 1)
          PLC - Kindergarten Green Cubs (Rotation Day 2)

          Wednesday, October 25  **Red Ribbon Week - Pajamas**
          All Grades - Green Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 2)
          Choir during PLC -  1st Grade

          Thursday, October 26  **Red Ribbon Week - Hats**
          All Grades - Red Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 3)
          Choir during PLC -  2nd Grade
          Evening: PTA FAMILY MATH NIGHT 5:45 - 7:15

          Friday, October 27  **Red Ribbon Week - Book Characters**
          All Grades - Yellow Cubs in Music (Rotation Day 4)
          After School: ¡Tocar! Rehearsal Until 4:30