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A Note From Music – February 2016


February is Black History Month and a wonderful opportunity for Tashua students to experience
African-American music throughout history. Students will get a chance to sing traditional spirituals
and learn the history behind the music and the history of the United States. Using percussion, we will
experiment with African rhythms and the importance of drums in our culture. The fifth grade will
also be introduced to one of the most influential genres of music established by African-American
musicians; the BLUES! In addition to understanding the blues’ forms and structures, they will be
given a chance to create their own blues to perform at their spring concert. This is truly an exciting
month in music!

Tiger Times February 2016