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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

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

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

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

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

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

      Thursday, May 17 - 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 Performance

        The 4th grade will have a "Rock Concert" on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Below are recordings and the lyrics to the songs they are performing so they can practice at home.

        The first folder has files to listen to the music.  There are m4a and MP3 files available.  The files below the folders should play within your web browser.  The files in the folder with open in a external application (like iTunes or Windows Media Player).

        The second folder has the sheet music in addition to all the lyrics.

      • 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.