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Announcement:  25 students from the 4-5 lab auditioned to participate in Elementary All-State Choir.  The following six students were chosen to represent our school at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs on Saturday, January 25th.

Darby Coffey

Avery Fitzgerald

Emily Khomyakov

Luke Mentry

Amaya Norris

Wyatt Roarty 

I am very proud of all 25 students who auditioned.  You all did a marvelous job.  I wish I could take all 25 of you. If you are a 4th grader, make sure and audition again next year.

Highlights and Hoorays:
K- Students will learn to distinguish the difference between quiet and loud.  We are also continuing our journey of music with Farmyard animals.  This weeks guest is the cow.
1st- Music has opposites.  We will explore the difference between high and low (pitch).
2nd-Music Olympics: Experience the difference and musical symbols for pitch.  
3rd- Students will participate in centers that have to do with the treble clef.
4/5th- Student will participate in treble clef centers in order to prep for their Treble Note Assessment. 
6th- We have finished the Baroque Era with works of Bach and Handel and will now continue to the Classical Era.   
Uke/guitar - We will end our study of the Uke with original compositions and a uke jam session.  

Announcing the musical for this year!

AlladinTeacher Introduction
Mrs. Boyd
This is my 16th year teacher at Excel Academy.  It has been a privilege to work in such a supportive and incredible community. I received my Bachelors in Music Education from Brigham Young University and completed my Masters at Kent State University where I graduated summa cum laude. I found my passion early in life with music and the performing arts and have continued to develop and enjoy these skills.  I have organized and participated in various choirs, orchestras, bands and benefit performances throughout my career. My performances have taken me throughout the United States and Europe.  I am also passionate about sharing the joy of music with my students. As a full time music teacher, I enjoy implementing proven methodologies in the classroom such as: Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze for the total benefit of my students. I have written and presented music units at a locale and national level. I believe that music is a powerful and important part of education and developing the whole child. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are the proud parents of five sons and three adorable grandchildren. Other hobbies include; family history, cooking, scrapbooking, camping, and traveling.

"Show me the home wherein music dwells, and I shall show you a happy, peaceful, and contented home."  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  -Berthold Auerbach

Contact Information: Please allow 48 hours to answer emails
Lori Boyd
303-467-2295 ext. 210