Class News

  • MUSIC!!!!! YEAR 10!!!! Since we first started the Music program at MELS, we've doubled the number of instruments and created so many different opportunities for students to explore and become a part of Music at MELS. At this moment, though, we're starting the way we always do: 7th graders are trying out and selecting instruments, and 8th graders are studying hard as they learn to read music. Stay tuned--it's going to be a fantastic year!
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:40 PM by Eric Shieh
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Musician of the Every-Few-Weeks

  • Vijay Gupta, Musical Activist & Violin Genius Vijay Gupta auditioned and received a spot in the Los Angeles Philharmonic when he was only 19 years old, which is pretty INSANE. But what's more incredible is ten years ago he started "Street Symphony," which performs and teaches music to homeless and incarcerated groups in Los Angeles. In 8th grade this year, we'll be looking at how music affects society. If you want to learn more about Vijay's work, or just see him perform, check out his inspirational talk on music as medicine, and this funky performance with him on violin. [Click on header to get links]
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:52 PM by Eric Shieh
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7th Grade - Homework

  • Homework for 9/18 Any students who have not turned in their instrument selection notecatchers must do so by Wednesday, 9/18, if they wish to select their instruments!
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:55 PM by Eric Shieh
  • Welcome to 7th Grade Music! For our second day of class, you will need to bring (1) your finished questionnaire, (2) a Music folder, and (3) your instrument selection notecatcher. Get ready to try out ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:54 PM by Eric Shieh
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MELS Music Collective (After School)

  • No Jazz Ensemble this year :( There will be no Jazz Ensemble for the 2019-2020 school year. Students interested in extracurricular opportunities in music should see Mr. Shieh or Mr. Wettstein about groups performing outside of MELS.
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:59 PM by Eric Shieh
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8th Grade - Homework

  • Homework for 9/24 The second note-reading test will take place on Tuesday, 9/24. It will include 8 notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, and high D.
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:57 PM by Eric Shieh
  • Welcome to 8th Grade!! Make sure you review the 8th grade overview with your family, and return the signed permission slip for checking out your instrument!
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:56 PM by Eric Shieh
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