Vocal Music & English | Ms. Sara Carpenter
VOCAL MUSIC K-12
ELEMENTARY MUSIC K-6
JUNIOR HIGH ENGLISH
"Music is to the mind as air to the body." -Plato
Contact me: 218-436-2261
The fact that children can make BEAUTIFUL MUSIC is less significant than the fact that music can make BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. ~ Cheryl Lavender
About Mrs. Carpenter
I grew up in Badger, MN and graduated from Badger School. I attended Bemidji State University and earned a degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education. In 2005, I added a K-8 Elementary Education and Communication, Arts, and Literature licensure, from Bemidji State University, to my degree.
I am married (my husband teaches music in Badger) and we have two children, a 9 year old son and 5 year old girl. We also have a 10 year old black lab named Lily and a year old lab/husky named Lucky.
Mrs. Carpenter’s Schedule - 2016-17
8:20 - 8:55 Lessons
8:55 - 9:20 Choir
9:25 - 9:50 Music - Grade 2
9:50 - 10:15 Music - Grades 4 and 5
10:15 - 10:40 Music - Grade 3
10:40 - 11:05 Music - Kindergarten
11:09 - 11:59 Prep
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:20 English 7
1:23 - 2:13 English 8
2:20 - 2:40 Music - Grade 1
2:40 - 3:05 Music - Grade 6
UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS
HS Vocal Concert Dates | 2016 - 2017
*PLEASE NOTE - CONCERT ATTIRE: The students are responsible for the following: ALL students MUST have black dress pants/slacks (no jeans or skirts), black socks, and closed-toe black dress shoes (no tennis shoes or flip-flops). The school provides the robe.
Elementary Concert Dates | 2016 - 2017
*Please dress nicely, as though you were attending a wedding or special event.
Dec. 16 - Winter Concert - 1:30 for grades K-6 in the large gym
**This year there will only be one concert, it will not be split as in the past. All grades K-6 will perform during the same concert.
Spring Program - May 24
* Grades K-3 at 7:00 pm
* Grades 4-6 at 7:45 pm
2016-17 Tri-county Concert Choir
The Tri-County High School Choir, which consists of students in grades 7-12, participated at the MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League) Large Group Choir Contests on March 13, at Hallock. There they performed two SATB pieces: “Loch Lomond” arranged by Jonathan Quick - an a capella Category 2 piece; and “Set Down Servant” a spiritual arranged by Robert Shaw.
Choirs can choose which category of difficulty in which they would like to perform, ranging from category 1 (which is the most difficult) to category 3 (the least difficult). There are three judges that critique the choir on the following categories: Tone Quality, Intonation, Rhythm, Balance/Blend, Technique, Interpretation/Musicianship, Diction, and Other Performance Factors. The most you can earn for each category is 5 points, with a total of 40 being a perfect score. The Tri-County High School Choir earned the following scores: 36, 37, and 38. In order to earn a Superior Rating and receive a trophy, two out of three of the judges scores need to be above 35 points, which Tri-County’s scores exceeded. Some of the comments they received from the judges were : “Superb tone!”; “Nice rich sound!”; “What a wonderful performance!”; “You’re attention to the director was awesome!”; “Rhythm was great!”; “Nice vowels”; “Excellent dynamic contrast!”; “You told a great story with each piece, BRAVO!”; “You look like you enjoy singing”; “Good selection of literature”.
The Tri-County High School represented the Tri-County School very well, and should be extremely proud of how well they performed.
MAN UP & SING!
On September 27, there were twelve Tri-County young men (Adam Thompson, Reed Foss, Zach Undeberg, Tucker Krantz, Anton Budziszewski, Beau Walz, Stephen Budziszewski, Christopher Bristlin, Riley Duray, Bradyn Swenson, Braxton Swenson, and Damon Slaathaug) who participated in, “Man Up & Sing!”, a choral festival for only young men, held at Concordia College in Moorhead. There were approximately two-hundred young men, from all over northern Minnesota and western North Dakota that attended the event. They rehearsed two pieces, “The Pirate King” (from the Pirates of Penzance) by Gilbert and Sullivan, and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” by Ken Berg, throughout the morning and held an informal concert at 1:30 in the afternoon. The young men’s choir teacher at Tri-County is Sara Carpenter.
Vocal Ensemble Participants 2016-17
Back row: Naomi Budziszewski, Shelby Edberg, Sarah Budziszewski, Morgan Lindgren, and BreAnna Rinde
Middle Row :Trey Taylor, Beau Walz, Tucker Krantz, Dariann Wikstrom, Hailey Barth, Ellia Bass, and Hannah Kasprowicz
Front row: Stevo Murray, Reed Foss, Zach Undeberg, Adam Thompson, and Stephen Budziszewski
Missing: Chris Bristlin
Congratulations to the students that sang at the vocal ensemble contests on April 6, 2017, in Roseau. You represented Tri-County School very well and should be very proud of yourselves. The SSA ensemble (Naomi Budziszewski, Sarah Budziszewski, Dariann Wikstrom, Hailey Barth, Hannah Kasprowicz, and Ellia Bass) sang, “Silent the Forests” by Eugene Butler and earned a Superior Rating; the TTB ensemble (Reed Foss, Beau Walz, Trey Taylor, Chris Bristlin, Tucker Krantz, Zach Undeberg, Stevo Murray, Stephen Budziszewski, and Adam Thompson) sang, “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon and earned a Superior Rating; Duet (Adam Thompson and Naomi Budziszewski) sang, “Die Beredsamkeit” by Haydn and earned a Superior Rating, Perfect Score, and Best in Site; the Mixed Ensemble (Adam Thompson, Reed Foss, Shelby Edberg, Naomi Budziszewski, and Dariann Wikstrom) sang, “May it Be” arranged by Mark Brymer and earned a Superior Rating; the Vocal Duet (BreAnna Rinde and Hailey Barth) sang “Skye Boat Song” arranged by Jay Althouse and earned an Excellent Rating, missing a Superior by 1 point; and the Chamber Choir (Adam Thompson, Stephen Budziszewski, Stevo Murray, Zach Undeberg, Tucker Krantz, Beau Walz, Chris Bristlin, Ellia Bass, Hailey Barth, Dariann Wikstrom, Morgan Lindgren, Naomi Budziszewski, and Sarah Budziszewski) sang “April is in My Mistress Face” by Thomas Morley, and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” arranged by Kirby Shaw and earned an Excellent Rating, missing a Superior by 2 points. These students all met as ensembles on a regular basis, a couple times a week for 2 or more months, to practice. Their time and effort were definitely rewarded.
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