Mrs. Dramstad’s Music Classes

Welcome back, Rossiter students and families! Thank you for checking out the Music Class webpage. Throughout the year, this is the spot to check for information about upcoming Rossiter performances, community music opportunities, and other fun music resources

Cultural Collaboration: American Indian Heritage

 

For the full week of Sept. 25-29, library skills, music, and physical education classes combined to learn about Native American heritage. We learned about traditional sports, games, stories, instruments, and music. This is the first of the Cultural Collaboration Weeks this year at Rossiter. Please stay tuned for our next one coming this winter/early spring.

Picture: Tipi on the Rossiter Playground, Sept 25, 2017

Does your student like to sing? We are fortunate in Helena to have not one but TWO great opportunities for young people to sing in an after school chorus. The Helena Youth Chorus  is a choir for 3rd through 8th graders, boys and girls, that rehearses after school. It is directed by local musician Maren Haynes Marchesini and CRA music teacher Jillian Newton. In addition to the Helena Youth Chorus, Helena is fortunate enough to have its own boys choir, the Singing Giants Boychoir, directed by HHS and CHS choir directors Molly Steele and Thomas Baty. This choir is a truly unique opportunity for 4th and 5th grade boys to sing together. If your student is interested in this, please let me know and I will get you more information.

Art and music exhibit. The Holter Museum of Art is currently showing a fascinating “artscience installation” called CAVE. This project combines art, music, neuroscience, and history in an exhibit “in which light and sound elements are controlled by participant brainwaves.” It is a perfect example of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). CAVE is on display until December 31, 2017 and is absolutely worth the trip downtown. The Holter is a FREE museum, so the entire family can enjoy this opportunity.

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 22, 2017

    Jared Stewart at Rossiter

    We are excited to announce that Jared Stewart will be visiting Rossiter to share his music. Mr. Stewart is a guitarist and blues musician of the Montana Crow tribe and has opened for bands such as Jimmy Vaughan, Taj Mahal, Wailers, Los Lonely Boys, and others. He will be performing a solo concert for the Rossiter students on Friday afternoon as part of American Indian Heritage Day, which is being celebrated at the Myrna Loy Center Friday afternoon and evening.

  • September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017

    American Indian Heritage Week at Rossiter

    For a full week, library skills, music, and physical education classes are combining to learn about Native American heritage. We will learn about traditional sports, games, stories, instruments, and music. This is the first of the collaborative “super weeks” at Rossiter this year.