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  • General/Vocal Music with Mrs. Utell

    Welcome to my General Music page! I am excited for my third year Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science.  I grew up in Bloomington, MN, but I spent the my first 11 years of teaching in Fairfax County, Virginia teaching K-6 General Music and 5th Grade Chorus.

    Please come back to the page for updates on grade level performances and other musical activities.

    If you have any questions for me, please contact me at Vanessa.Utell@district196.org or my voice mail is 82469.  Please remember that I am with students most of the school day.  I often do not have the opportunity to check my voicemail or e-mail until after school or until the next morning.  The number to the main office is (651) 683-8570.  The number for voicemail is (651) 683-6969.

    • Grade Level Performances 2017-2018

      The dates for the grade level performances are currently scheduled as follows:

      Thursday, November 16 at 2:40 and 7:00 pm - 4th grade BRAVO!

      Tuesday, December 12 at 2:40 and 7:00 pm - 2nd grade BRAVO!

      Thursday, January 18 at 2:30 and 7:00 pm - 3rd grade and Da Capo Choir BRAVO! BRAVO!

      Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm - 5th grade

      Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 pm - 1st grade

      Tuesday, May 15 - Kindergarten: Which classes on this night are to be determined

      Thursday, May 17 - Kindergarten: Which classes on this night are to be determined

      • Piano and other Private Lesson teachers

        Attached are lists I receive of people who teach piano lessons and other instruments.  I am providing these as a resource and have very little knowledge of the people who are on these lists.  The lists are from music teacher associations.

        There are also private music teachers at music stores like Schmitt and Groth.  Check them out as another option.

      • 4th Grade Recorders

        4th graders will use their recorders in music class right away since one of the songs for their November performance involves recorders.

        As we work on recorders in music class, I will post music for students to play at home on their recorders.

        Your 4th grader needs to remember to bring his/her recorder to music class!  If your child needs to purchase a recorder, the recorders are $5.  Please make checks payable to Glacier Hills Elementary School.

      • 5th Grade Performance

        The fifth grade performance is on Thursday, March 23rd.  We're working hard on the music for their performances in music class!

        I would love to have more students share music/dance from their cultures since I am limited to the time I see them in class!  Therefore, I am limited in the number of songs that we have time to learn for the performance. Please send me an email at Vanessa.Utell@district196.org or a piece of paper with the names of the students who will perform and what they will be doing.

      • 1st Grade Performance

        The first grade performance will be on Thursday, April 19!  Our performance is called "Goin' Buggy." Below is a folder containing the tracks for songs they will be performing so that students can sing at home.

      • 3rd Grade Recorders

        3rd grade students will start recorders in February after their grade level performance.