Wednesday, June 3, 2015

last day of school 2015




June 2015


"Everything that I was looking forward to in 5th grade is becoming a reality" -HJF on his last day of sophomore year.
Chambers Singers and Symphonic Band among those early impressions. Next year : reality!
Dreams do come true. Don't worry, you'll always be a kid at heart.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Henry made Chambers!

Congratulations Henry!

Cannot wait to hear you sing with the group your junior year.
Lots of hard work, fun and music ahead.




Anyone that wishes to get Henry a gift this year (birthday or Christmas)...  could INSTEAD, donate directly to his choir fund? This would be a great way to help us defer the costs for this privilege. It may also defer us coming to you with fundraisers. Maybe.  Feel free to do so here with Option B.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8th Grade Choir | Oliver

As if I couldn't already be beaming with "music-Momma" pride...  the cherry on top was definitely last night!










Deo Dicamus Gratias
V. Johnson
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Build Me Up Buttercup
McCauley, D'Abo | arr. Funk
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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Scott Russell | Arr. Althouse
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Siyahamba
South African Folk Song | arr. Moore
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8th grade choir



Varsity Choirs | Henry

A couple of pieces from last night's performance at the high school.  I love music in the Spring. Heck, I love the sound of these kids any time, who am I kidding!


I Know a Young Maiden
German Madrigal | Orlando de Lassus
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Varsity Men's Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Tony Rangel; Mindy Eschedor, Accompanist




Tres Cantos Navitos
Brazilian Folk Song | Marcos Leite
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Varsity Combined Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Stephanie Trump; Mindy Eschedor, Accompanist





The Spinning Song
arr. Greg Gilpin
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Varsity Madrigals Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Stephanie Trump



These directors really have a passion for the kids and the music they share with them. I am always blessed to be among the volunteers to get a sneak peek into rehearsal.  Music in surround sound is something they do at the end of their concerts and it's truly something to experience in person! Armstrong has a fabulous music program and I believe these kids are even more enriched and well-rounded in these young years to be a part of it.  I know both of my boys will look back on these times as some of the best in their lives. I also had fabulous music teachers back in the 80's.  I will be forever grateful to my teachers knowing what they instilled in me and that I've now passed it along to my own.

Thank you for sharing your love of all things music
& enriching their young lives, Stephanie & Tony!