Mrs. Meaney's Webpage


URGENT!   PLEASE CONVEY THIS MESSAGE TO ANY EIGHTH GRADERS YOU MIGHT KNOW...

Dear members of the Class of 2017,
I am still in need of a family picture from many of you!!!  PLEASE either bring a hard copy to school on Monday, OR email it to me at my school email
(you can find it by scrolling down the directory at this link 

http://www.mhrca-nyc.org/staff_directory   )

In the email please write   Picture of _______ Family  as the subject.
All pictures will be returned after the concert.
Thank you!!!


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WANTED: STUDENT ARTWORK!!

 

Students of grades 1-8 are invited to submit original artwork for possible selection as cover art for the MHRCA Spring Concert.. This year’s theme is

Let’s Go To The Movies!!!

Your submission should be your own idea and work …. please, do not plagiarize!!

All submissions should be done on 8.5 by 11-inch

white copy paper in pencil or black ink.

Be sure to write your name and grade on back lightly in

 pencil. Place your entry in Mrs. Meaney’s mailbox  no

 later than   Monday, April 24th   at 2 p.m.

 VIDEOS OF FILM MEDLEYS:  (Memorize your lyrics!!!)

....magic.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOp7vXhlaro

...mania.......  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne56sOAtz8Y

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St0FNqTGcpU

.....awesome.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoTV0NGtrrM
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CHUCK BERRY..... "The Father of Rock n Roll"   Image result for chuck berry biography
Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/chuck-berry-9210488

greatest hits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1eI4EH-DRg


                                                       

Songs for an AWESOME, HAPPY, Peace-filled New Year......

Humble and Kind:

Video PS22    http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=Y7LKKPNX

Tim McGraw’s multicultural version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzNHuGqoMc
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This Is My Wish:

Video PS22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEY9GzG-nyg

Full commercial:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZ7m5G4BEw

Full-length
 Movie about PS22 Chorus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlzzjBtk0FY&t=0s

PS22  YT Channel:    https://www.youtube.com/user/agreggofsociety

PS22  Chorus site:  http://ps22chorus.blogspot.com/

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Awesome......Official video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StTqXEQ2l-Y   

Oscars perf.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlsPLc0kAXM

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Happy....Jacobson version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjkYHr94wnc

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HAIRSPRAY LIVE MUSIC: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKjTjxb89U0&list=PLVvOTymSzP_otZkj2ARmGXPamKTi6vLc_

Thanksgiving Day perf. of You Can't Stop The Beat: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrf6Rp8C81o

  
 

How the voice works   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R17yH0GSDvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2pLJfWUjc8

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2pLJfWUjc8

How to sing from the diaphragm   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXoHdl_eitA

 Vocal Warm-ups: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBbYHOykNiM 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eTpUGBw7Ng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4BBm1VAVno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB_HuCMnnYk 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwC4qfpZLoo

http://www.youraccompanist.com/free-scales-and-warm-ups/kids-warm-ups 

 Vocal Exercise booklet : (copy and paste web address into browser)

 https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxodWJiYXJkbWlkZGxlc2Nob29sY2hvaXJ8Z3g6NjI5YWIzZDBlZGZkZjdiMw   

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 Just For Fun:  Play the "Identify the sound of the instrument" Game !!
http://www.thirteen.org/publicarts/orchestra/

 
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Sergei Prokofiev's Troika from Lt. Kije Suite:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QsRDpsItq0
Russian Folk Dance Troika: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYcMkhX7b-U

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MLK Songs:

"We All Sing With The Same Voice" ("My Name Is You")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vRvr0R49yU

"I Have A Dream"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBQ36WnekVM

"Sing About Martin" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muU9IzhRgi8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3-hPT3PDI

Beautiful City:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXezjFLTl-c
     


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Fun and Original Music to brighten these winter days....

Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9jKyI6N9rg
          Biography:  http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/leroy-anderson.aspx    http://www.leroyanderson.com/biography.php 
          "The Syncopated Clock" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrpdQngwk2g
          "The Typewriter"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZCh4EY_kug
          "The Sandpaper Ballet"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doV2j3_Amgo

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Thank you to everyone for working soooo hard on this year's Christmas performance!  You were all terrific!! I wish you and your families a most Blessed Christmas, and peace and hope in 2017!!  

CHOIR: HYMNS FOR NATIVITY....Please review your songsheets and listen to links below:  Thanks!  :-)

O Come all Ye Faithful/Adeste Fideles   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYCQg4L10CU
Angels We Have Heard On High   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7xNKP1uMkU
We Three Kings   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_39CvxinT7M
The First Noel   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4iXatDeY7A
Joy to the World    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIhnfo_TpFI
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                                    WANTED: STUDENT ARTWORK!!

 

 

Students of grades 1-8 are invited to submit original artwork for possible selection as cover art for the MHRCA Christmas concert program. This year’s theme is

We Need A Little Christmas!

Your submission should reflect our faith and/or the spirit of Christmas –  but please, do not plagiarize – it should be your own idea and work!!

All submissions should be done on 8.5 by 11-inch white copy paper in pencil or black ink. Be sure to write your name and grade on back lightly in pencil. Place your entry in Mrs. Meaney’s mailbox  no later than Monday, December 12th at 2 p.m.

                        
  
HYMNS FOR THANKSGIVING MASS:

Table of Plenty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmOghTTiUvs

Taste and See:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B09Mq5-UNNU

We Come To Your Feast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yKLbGr2D2s

O Bless the Lord:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV77DXISX7U

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Watch out for zombies !!!     (Remember - it's all pretend!)

  Lyrics: http://cranstonmusic.weebly.com/34-lyrics/zombie-style

  Video:         http://www.musick8.com/video_net/video_youtube.php?pl_id=PL4pqX7dYf3gHWIL_Aksl7Fiod6QvsQj2F
                                                             
                                                                               

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                                                Patriot Day - 9/11

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvj6zdWLUuk      ("faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us, and the greatest is love...")

American Tears  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSAKjj3zQjg                  

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                                              "CULTURE VULTURE"........

Families, you may  wish to check out  http://www.schooltix.com/ . They offer some reduced tickets to selected Broadway and Off-Broadway shows....

Local newspapers also post listings of upcoming community theater productions.  For instance, you can see listings from the Queens Chronicle at  http://www.qchron.com/qboro/stories/

There are lots of arts offerings in our NYC parks throughout the summer....  check out  http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/theater  or http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/        The schedule for cityparksfoundation's SummerstageKids is at  http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/summerstage-kids


You may also want to check out the performing arts centers of our local colleges, like Queens College & Queensborough, as well as Flushing Town Hall and Queens Theatre in the Park.

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HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR, EVERYONE!! 

I am so happy to be back with you, to see your smiling faces each week and make some beautiful music together! I pray you and your families have enjoyed a safe and happy summer!

As we journey through another school year, let us remember,

          "He has brought us together,
           Each of us a different gift to bring,
           We'll serve him forever, even if the cost is everything...

           The reason we sing, the reason we lift our voice,
           Is more than just making harmony,
           The reason we sing is to praise the One Who gave His Son to be
           The reason we sing..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeFMZ0L4POc

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This year, we hope to continue building our repertoire of liturgical and seasonal music, as well as prepare for our annual performances.

During the course of the year, we will add to our knowledge of musical concepts and musical history, emphasizing the elements of music: form, rhythm, melody, harmony/texture, tone/timbre, and expressive elements. I'm hoping to introduce you to my rainbow-colored percussion tubes, as well as to other percussion instruments. And, time permitted, we will hopefully begin our recorder program in the upper grades.

I encourage you and your families to take full advantage of the free music programming available on TV on PBS (thirteen.org) and at our Queens Borough Public Library (see qbpl.org), as well as some of the excellent arts programming at our neighbor on Northern Blvd., Flushing Town Hall. I will try to update this page with postings of other musical events as I become aware of them.
Please check my webpage regularly for information, song lyrics and must-see links. (Just be sure your parents are aware if you are accessing Youtube!!)

Blessings,

Mrs. M.      xo       :-)