Last updated: October 14, 2014

 
 
 

Lessons have begun!  Beginners will get their instruments in their first lesson.

 
What's happening this week?
PreK - practicing voices (whisper, sing, speak, shout), following directions through music (movement songs), freeze dance listening for voices.
K - What makes music spooky?,Rhythm sticks echo, keeping the beat with Puerto Rican music, visually and aurally identifying instruments
1 - What makes music spooky?, Rhythm sticks echo with Puerto Rican music
2 - Identify quaretr and 8th notes visually and aurally, Body Scale (solfeggio)
3 - Reading G-A-B on the staff, Do-Re-Mi
4 -  right hand piano skills, reading and performing 5 notes
6 - Complete lyrics project and begin learning xylophone accompaniment.

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Instrument rental/purchase questions can best be handled by contacting the instrument company directly:
Elefante Music   (908) 464-5928   Click here for Elefante Music Website

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Parents are welcome to contact me at m
fenimore@bboed.org at any time.  I can respond to e-mails faster than I can respond to phone calls.

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Instrumental Students:
  • If you see a concert, bring me the program.  You will get +5 points added to your grade.
  • You can see any concert, play, musical, or dance recital.
  • The Bayonne Journal and other local papers have a nice listing of dance, music, and theater performances in the area. 
  • Don't forget that New York City has hundreds of things happening every day - some of them for FREE! Google it!
  • Bayonne High School performances (plays, musicals, concerts) are announced in the Bayonne Community News.
 

MRS. FENIMORE HAS SEEN A LOT OF PERFORMANCES.  HOW MANY HAVE YOU SEEN?

(This is a list of performances where Mrs. Fenimore has been an audience member, NOT on stage performing!)

 

13-14 School Year

May 20, 20134 Sampson G. Smith Elementary School concert in Franklin Twp, NJ

April 2, 2014 - Horace Mann Concert in Bayonne, NJ

March 22, 2014 - Cut Copy concert in NYC

March 21, 2014 - Billy Joel concert at Madison Square garden in NYC

February 25, 2014 -Choir Concert at Samson G Smith Elementary School in Franklin Township, NJ.  Free!

December 18, 2013 - Horace Mann Concert in Bayonne, NJ.

 

12-13 School Year

June 15, 2013 - Postal Service concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

April 11, 2013 - Mrs. Fenimore, playing with the Princeton Brass Band, wins the North American Championship in Cinicinnati, Ohio!  (Oh, and she saw a lot of bands perform there, too.)

March 23, 2013 - Once on this Island, a musical performed at Kearny High School

January 6, 2013 - Megan Slankard concert live on StageIt.com.  Check out this website, so cool! 

December 19, 2012 - Somerset Middle School choir and strings concert

August 10, 2012 - Book of Mormon - musical in NYC


11-12 School Year

June 2, 2012 - Bernadette Peters at NJPAC in Newark

February 24, 2012 - The Dallas Brass at the New Jersey Music Educator's Conference in East Brunswick, NJ.
February 12, 2012 - Smokey Joe's Cafe, a musical revue at Bayonne High School
February 11, 2012 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ.  Great Job, Jeremiah!
December 17, 2011 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Orange, NJ, featuring our own Jeremiah!  Congrats again!!
December 15, 2011 - Vroom School Concert in Bayonne, NJ.
December 8, 2011 - Horace Mann School Concert in Bayonne, NJ.  
December 4, 2011 - Imperial Brass concert in Scotch Plains, NJ.
November 20th, 2011 - Piano Recital featuring members of our instrumental program at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Bayonne, NJ
September 13, 2011 - Cut Copy concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ (I've seen them a lot!)
August 14, 2011 - American Idol Live at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

10-11 School Year

May 26, 2011 - Bailey School Concert in Bayonne, NJ 

May 14, 2011 - New Amsterdam Brass Band concert at the Montclair Citadel 

May 7, 2011 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Newark, NJ (featuring MJD's Jeremiah!  Congratulations AGAIN!!)

April 28, 2011 - A jazz saxophone player playing in front of Shop Rite in Bayonne!  I gave him a big tip!

February 22, 2011 - Montclair Wind Ensemble at Cali School of Music in Montclair, NJ.

January 14, 2011 - Washington School Concert in Bayonne

January 7, 2011 - Once on this Island, a musical at Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ

December 23, 2010 - Megan Slankard AGAIN in West Chester, PA.  I love her!

December 19, 2010 - Megan Slankard concert at The Living Room in New York City.

December 18, 2010 - Greater Newark Youth Orchestra Concert in Newark, NJ (featuring MJD's Jeremiah!  Congratulations!!)

December 15, 2010 - Robinson School Concert in Bayonne

November 6, 2010 - Amish Outlaws concert at PJ Whelihan's in Cherry Hill, NJ

 

09-10 School Year (not many concerts this year.  I'll have to do better next year!)

Apr. 9, 2010 - Rutgers Brass Concert at Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick, NJ
Oct. 13, 2009 - Fielder Memorial Concert at Nicholas Music Center at Rutgers University

Mar. 28, 2010 - New Amsterdam and Princeton Brass Bands at the Montclair Citadel

Oct. 16, 2009 - MIKA Concert at the United Palace Theater in New York City

 

08-09 School Year

June 2, 2009 - PS#7 Concert in Jersey City

May 27, 2009 - Robinson School Concert in Bayonne

May 3, 2009 - New Amsterdam Brass Band concert in Montclair, NJ

Apr. 15, 2009 - Distracted, an off-Broadway play in New York City (thanks for the tickets, Mr. Downes!)

Apr. 4, 2009 - Hanover Wind Symphony concert in Whippany, NJ

Mar. 29, 2009 - The Lion King, the musical in New York City

Mar. 21, 2009 - Cut Copy concert (again!  yay!) at Terminal 5 in New York City

Mar. 19, 2009 - Princeton Brass Band Concert at Rider University

Mar. 18, 2009 - BHS Chamber Music Concert at the Bayonne Public Library

Mar. 7, 2009 - Student, Faculty, Alumni Recital at Bayonne High School

Jan. 28, 2009 - BHS Instrumental Concert at Bayonne High School

Dec. 19, 2008 - Woodrow Wilson Concert in Bayonne

Dec. 17, 2008 - BHS Vocal Concert at Bayonne High School

Nov. 15, 2008 - Megan Slankard concert at The Living Room in New York City

Oct. 23, 2008 - The Secret Garden, the musical at the DeBaun Theater in Hoboken featuring Mary J. Donohoe School's Miss Bassett

Oct. 22, 2008 - Rutgers University Symphony Band at Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick

Oct. 1, 2008 - Wicked, the musical in New York City
Sept. 22, 2008 - The Presets/Cut Copy concert at Webster Hall in New York City