WELCOME TO MR. VAN HOWE'S WEBPAGE!!!!!!
- After School Chorus meets after school on Tuesdays until 4:00PM beginning September 6th.
- If there are conflicts with another sport or activity, accommodations can be made.
- Chorus lasts all year long. When you join you make a commitment until the next concert.
- The first concert is on October 20th!
- Schedule for 2015 rehearsals and concerts:
- September 6, 13, 20, 27
- October 4, 11, 25
Concert: Tuesday, October 18th at MARTINO CAFETERIA at 6:30PM (students at 6:10PM)
- November 1, Monday 7, Tuesday 15, 29
- December 6
- Concert: Tuesday, December 13th at MARTINO GYM at 6:30PM (students at 6:10PM)
- Schedule for 2016 rehearsals and concerts:
- Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
- Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
- March 7, 14
- Concert: Tuesday, March 21st at MARTINO GYM at 6:30PM (students at 6:10PM)
- April Monday 3, 11, 18, 25
- May 2, 9
- Concert: May 11th at MARTINO CAFETERIA at 6:30PM (students at 6:10PM)
Madrigals will be meeting after school on Thursdays beginning September 22nd from 3:00 – 4:00PM.
Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory to be in Madrigals. However, if there are conflicts, accommodations can be made. We allow two missed rehearsals per semester. Please be sure to let Mr. Van Howe know of any conflicts.
Madrigals is all year long. When you join, you make a commitment to a semester.
- Schedule for 2015:
- September 22, 29
- October 6, 13, 20, 27
- November 3, 10, 17
- December 1, 8
- Concert on December 13th at MARTINO GYM at 6:30PM (students there at 6:10PM)
- Schedule for 2016:
- Jan. 12, 19, 26
- Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
- March 2, 9, 16
- Concert on March 21st at MARTINO GYM at 6:30PM (students there at 6:10PM)
- April 6, 13, 20, 27
- May 4
- Concert on May 111h at MARTINO CAFETERIA at 6:30PM (students at 6:10PM) @ Martino
Music Cycle is a general Music Education class in which the students will learn about music through theory, history, and application.
Theory includes the study of musical notes, terms, symbols, and expression. The students will be able to read music and comprehend the various performance implications of symbols and Italian expressions. The students will also be able to recognize harmonic intervals visually and audibly, compose their own melodies, and create an entire song with multiple layers using polyphony.
History includes the study of music from the beginning of the ancient time period through the romantic era. Following along the various theory terms, we explore music’s origin starting in 10,000 BCE. We also explore the music of America from folk to Rock and Roll. Historical music is compared to modern music to create an authentic learning experience for the students.
Application is accomplished through technology. Using iPad apps including piano and guitar, the students will be able to read and play chord structures and simple melodies. These skills easily translate into any other musical instrument. Using garageband, students will create an entire song, applying what they learned about form and structure. Students are exposed to a variety of instruments and technological applications of music through class examples, demonstrations, and various media outlets.