Music Buddies and Instruments of the Orchestra, 9-17-16

We have two fun activities going on in 4th Grade Music right now.

Recording and Sharing School Songs with our Music Buddies

Exploring Instruments of the Orchestra

Introducing the Orchestra and four instrument families

  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion

Exploring the Brass Instruments

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Tuba

Coming Soon:  Exploring the String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass)

Here are two wonderful examples we found on YouTube:

Good Orchestra Example:  “Pirates of the Caribbean” (Auckland Symphony Orchestra)

Good Brass Example:  “Fanfare for the Common Man” (New York Philharmonic)


It might be fun to watch these short videos with your child, and see what they remember or know about the various instruments.  Which are most interesting to them?  Would they like the job of being the conductor??

Another fun shared activity would be to ask you child to sing one of the school songs for you.  I have included links to the words, so you can check how well they are doing!

If you have any experience and would like to volunteer to demonstrate any of these instruments, I guarantee you play better than I do!  But I am a risk-taker, so it's all good.

Please be sure to contact me with any concerns, questions or suggestions you have!

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