Class News

  • 8th Grade Jazz Combos & Orchestra Perform on 3/23 Get ready for our performance on Monday! Student displays and presentations on student migration and climate refugees begin at 5:30pm, followed by our performances. In Music, we'll be presenting jazz versions of songs students brought in and which connected them to countries outside the U.S. What does music do for immigrants? What do immigrants do for music? Come join us!
    Posted Mar 23, 2019, 10:44 AM by Eric Shieh
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Musician of the Every-Few-Weeks

  • Layale Chaker & Sarafand's "Inner Rhyme" album I was introduced to Layale Chaker and her band Sarafand when I walked into Mr. Dell's room one morning at MELS and asked "What are you listening to??" I hadn't heard anything quite like the music of Layale Chaker (violinist) and her latest band, Sarafand. Layale describes her music as "counteracting stereotypes of Arabic music" and works to build a bridge between Arabic music and Western classical music. Her album, "Inner Rhyme" was just released and her band includes vioin, cello, bass, piano, and various kinds of drums. Check out the jazzy song "Relentless" and the haunting "Impressions" (London Jazz Festival performance) on Youtube! [click on post for links] 
    Posted Feb 20, 2019, 1:31 PM by Eric Shieh
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7th Grade - Homework

  • Homework for 2/7 & 2/8 Students who did not finish their blues lyrics rough draft (p. 4 of the blues lyrics packet) must do so by Thursday this week!
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:12 PM by Eric Shieh
  • Second Recordings on Thursday, 11/8 Get ready for your second recording (AKA the recording that does not sound like dying cats!). Students may choose between Twister, Phillips, or Let it Go.
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 3:35 PM by Eric Shieh
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MELS Music Collective (After School)

  • MELS Jazz Ensemble on hiatus There will be no Jazz Ensemble for the 2018-2019 school year. Middle school students interested in Music extracurriculars should take the Song & Dance after school. High school students are encouraged to take part in music production open studio!
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:13 PM by Eric Shieh
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8th Grade - Homework

  • POL is on 3/25!!!!! All students are required to attend. All music students are performing! Invite your parents! Invite your grandparents! Invite your aunts and uncles and sisters and brothers and neighbors! It's ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2019, 10:30 AM by Eric Shieh
  • Recording on Tuesday, 11/13 Students will be recording DRAGON SLAYER and PERFECT for assessment on Tuesday.
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 3:35 PM by Eric Shieh
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