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Welcome to the wonderful world of music!

A huge thank you to the Excel community for supporting Music through the Twisted Penny fundraiser.  I am blown away by your generosity.  I can't wait to get our Modern Rock Band and Recording Studio materials.  I feel so blessed and grateful to be apart of such a marvelous community. Thank you again for your support. 

Announcement:  25 students from the 4-5 lab auditioned to participate in Elementary All-State Choir.  The following six students were chosen to represent our school at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs on Saturday, January 25th. 

                    Darby, Avery, Emily, Luke, Amaya, Wyatt 

I am very proud of all 25 students who auditioned.  You all did a marvelous job.  I wish I could take all 25 of you. If you are a 4th grader, make sure and audition again next year.

Highlights and Hoorays:
K- 1 - Music performance is this week.  We will be doing run throughs and polishing our songs.
2nd-I will be able to identify the four families of instruments in the Symphony Orchestra.  Each family has unique characteristics. This week we will be spotlighting the string family.
3rd- I will be able to recognize the various members of the woodwind family and identify how sound is made. 
4/5th- I will recognize the members of the bass family.  Recorder unit is continuing.  We are adding our second pass off song:  Skin and Bones.
6th- We began our discovery of the Baroque Era with the master composer, JC Bach.  We will begin lessons on Handel, another Baroque master composer. 
Modern Band - Students have learned the basics for the guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drum kit and electric bass.  They are in the process of putting together their first song:  Imagine by Lennon.

Announcing the musical for this year!

AlladinTeacher Introduction
Mrs. Boyd
This is my 16th year teacher at Excel Academy.  It has been a privilege to work in such a supportive and incredible community. I received my Bachelors in Music Education from Brigham Young University and completed my Masters at Kent State University where I graduated summa cum laude. I found my passion early in life with music and the performing arts and have continued to develop and enjoy these skills.  I have organized and participated in various choirs, orchestras, bands and benefit performances throughout my career. My performances have taken me throughout the United States and Europe.  I am also passionate about sharing the joy of music with my students. As a full time music teacher, I enjoy implementing proven methodologies in the classroom such as: Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze for the total benefit of my students. I have written and presented music units at a locale and national level. I believe that music is a powerful and important part of education and developing the whole child. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are the proud parents of five sons and three adorable grandchildren. Other hobbies include; family history, cooking, scrapbooking, camping, and traveling.

"Show me the home wherein music dwells, and I shall show you a happy, peaceful, and contented home."  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  -Berthold Auerbach

Contact Information: Please allow 48 hours to answer emails
Lori Boyd
303-467-2295 ext. 210