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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 BRAVO!

      Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 pm - 1st grade

      Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm - Kindergarten: Mrs. Brinkmeier, Mrs. Ceynowa, and Mrs. Belgarde

      Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm - Kindergarten: Mrs. Heuring and Mrs. Johnson

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 3rd Grade Recorders

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

      • 2nd Grade Websites

        Websites being used in second grade 2/26-3/2.