Jane Weatherford
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Welcome to Music!

Hello, Benfer Bobcats! My name is Mrs. Weatherford and I am excited about all of the musical opportunities that we will be exploring this school year.  Our music class is an active place, a place for singing, listening, playing games, reading and writing music, playing instruments, moving and dancing. I love sharing music with our students!

Every Bobcat learns concepts and elements of music based on the TEKS for their grade level. One of the ways that is done is through Core Songs. Each nine weeks each grade will learn a Core Song that introduces new concepts and skills, while reinforcing previously learned content. Skill grades including singing, rhythm, playing the song on an instrument, and writing the song on the staff are taken at the end of each nine weeks. Check out the Core Song link on the left to see what we are singing and have your child sing for you!

Al Klein ISD students in grades 1-5 participate in the nation-wide Music Memory Listening program. Check out the link on the left to see what music your child will be listening to this year. We listening to all sorts of music, from Baroque music by Bach, to opera and symphony excerpts, and even jazz and music by exciting new composers.

Benfer students have a variety of performance opportunities. Our 2nd Grade students will be presented a Veteran's Day Program on Friday Nov. 10th.  Our 3rd Graders present an evening music showcase in May. And - every Friday morning, we invite a class to sing our school song during the morning announcements!

Our Benfer Choir had a super busy fall, performing at Wood Glen Court for Veteran's day and presenting a fully staged musical "Bring On The Snow". They were amazing! The spring of 2018 will see our choir preparing for a Rodeo program at Wood Glen Court and a spring concert on April 26th. Choir rehearsals begin for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:15 AM. We will welcome new members to our choir at this time.  Please check your student's Tuesday folder for an information letter. Permission forms can be downloaded from this site or your child can pick one up in the music rooms. If your students was a member in the fall, they do not need to sign up- just come to rehearsal on the 23rd. We will also audition any choir members who are interested in trying out for Orffestra- an instrumental group that will perform with the choir at our Spring Concert.

We have 38 5th graders learning how to play a string instrument through the KISD 5th Grade Strings Program. Right before the holidays they earned their bows! They will be presenting their first public concert this February.

Please do not hesitate to e mail or call me with any questions or concerns. My phone is 832-484-5966 and my e mail (preferred) is jweatherford@kleinisd.net.