The 2nd-4th graders have been learning about the orchestra in music this month. We have talked about the different "families" of instruments: The String Family, The Woodwind Family, The Brass Family and The Percussion Family. We also learned about the American composer, John Williams, who is famous for his movie soundtracks such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and Indiana Jones to name just a few. In addition, Mr. Williams wrote the Olympic Fanfare and the Sunday Night Football Theme Song.
Check out these links to see more about the orchestra: All links are from www.youtube.com
Harry Potter Theme:
Star Wars Theme:
News Clip about the Olympic Fanfare:
John Williams talks about Sunday Night Football Theme:
Sunday Night Football Theme Song: