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Mrs. Cicio's Music Class

Welcome to my music class! I am excited to work with the students, staff and parents at NSE in music education, 4th and 5th grade choir and school programs!  This is my second year teaching music for MISD at NSE and it is a pleasure to be here.  I have taught professionally and privately for fourteen years.  My previous experience includes teaching, directing  church youth and music programs and singing and playing the piano professionally.  My husband Patrick and I have three grown children, Jonathan, Alyse and Kyle, and we like to travel and spend time at Lake Sam Rayburn!  I LOVE my job and look forward to inspiring our students to appreciate and enjoy music this year.
 
MUSIC SCHEDULE:
 
Weekly classes for all grade levels, 50 minutes.  Specific schedule TBA

NSE Choir: 4-5th Grade Choir rehearses Wednesday mornings at 7:30.  Beginner Choir for 3rd Graders will be Thursday mornings at 7:45.  Please sign up at Orientation!  
 
NSE Recorder Club:  This program is for students in grades 4-5 during the fall and opens up to 3rd graders in January.  We will rehearse once a month on Tuesday mornings  before school from 7:40-8:10. Students will be expected to practice at home.  This group includes students who are ready for more challenging music and enjoy playing with a group! A holiday and a spring concert is planned.
 
RECORDERS: These instruments will be used in music classes for 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders. Students will be graded on participation and must have an instrument in order to participate!  Orders for recorders are taken the first month of school. If a student needs an instrument and did not order through their music class, please order one from an online store like "amazon" or go to your nearest music or educational store to purchase.  They cost about $8. We begin recorder lessons in the fall and will use them for several activities during class. Students may store recorders in the music room.  Recorders should be in a bag labeled with the student's name.  Be sure and use a permanent marker to label the bag and the instrument with your name before you bring it. If you need help acquiring a recorder for  your student, please email me ASAP. 

SCHOOL PROGRAMS:  Each grade level will present a program each year.  
November -4th Grade
December -3rd Grade
January-2nd Grade
February- 1st Grade
March-Kindergarten
April-5th Grade
*** Detailed information for each program will be posted on class pages and sent home in Wednesday folders in a timely manner.

 I look forward to a fantastic year of learning and experiencing the joy of music with my students.
 
In Your Service,
 
Cindi Cicio
 

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5th GRADE PROGRAM:  "THAT '70's  VARIETY SHOW" will be on MAY 18th!  We will present a fantastic show including TALENT SHOW ACTS from 5th Graders.  Auditions will be done in music class.  Auditions will be held in class from March 20-April 7.  Students who need ideas or music for their act can contact Mrs. Cicio!   

CHOIR NOTICE!!

NSE CHOIR SPRING SCHEDULE:


Rehearsals March 1, 3, 8, 10, 22, 24

(no rehearsals the last week of March for STAAR test week)


Rehearsals April 5, 7 (**Permission forms due for contest.) 10, 11


Contest/Field Trip:  April 11th.  


No rehearsal on April 12th!!


Rehearsals: April 19, 21, 26


Concert:  April 26th at 2:30 and 6:30


Choir will not meet after April 26th!