Arts News, September 5

Making Music on the Ukelele

Our fourth grade students are kicking off the year learning the basics of songwriting through the popular genres. To understand more about rock and pop, students listened to a variety of songs from The Beatles. Students then learned A minor 7, C major, and F major chords and jammed together as a class on the ukelele. The class is ready to rock on to a great year in music!

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Music News, May 28

Students Perform at Collaborative Concert in Boston

Belmont Day students were featured in the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) concert, Lift Every Voice: Her Song at the Wang Theatre, on Saturday, May 18. The concert was part of a collaboration and workshop, “Social Justice Conversations Through a Musical Lens,” led by Mr. Jason Holmes, one of the conductors from BCC. Mr. Holmes visited Belmont Day School in late April and led the workshop for Ms. Yui Kitamura's middle school students.

Arts News, May 24

Students Create “Plastic Ocean,” An Art Installation with a Message

Seventh and eighth grade students in the fall arts elective, Public Art, worked together on Community Service Day to assemble their collaborative class sculpture and prepare it for installation in the Barn. When the class concluded at the end of October, the Barn was still under construction!

Arts News, May 16

Building Sets for Grade 7 & 8 Play

The middle school student set crew is hard at work creating the stage set this year's grades 7 and 8 play, Babka Without Borders. The crew is making 10 wall flats with windows and doors, along with a counter and podium. Through this process, the set crew helps with all aspects of bringing these scenes to life, from the initial designs to building and painting each piece to final installation on the stage.

Arts News, May 10

Fifth Graders Combine Technology and Woodworking

Fifth grade students are putting the final touches on their projects from the combined woodworking and technology class. The students are adding either a MakeyMakey or micro:bit to their wood projects which will allow them to interact with the code they wrote in Scratch. From alarm clocks that display the weather, to game controllers, to musical instruments, the students have created an impressive array of unique projects.