Music News from Ms. Anita
Monday, June 04, 2018 1:00 AM


Anita Webster

Music Specialist



Thanks again to everyone for another terrific school year. 

Thank you to all of our 4th graders who will be providing the music for the 5th grade graduation ceremony on Friday June 8th.  The students will be singing our traditional graduation song “It’s Time To Go” by Jay Althouse.

The following 4th graders will be playing their instruments during the prelude of the ceremony:

1) Elsa Addy (114) - flute   

2) Annika Andersson-Stern (114) - piano

3) Zada Basford-Hammond (117) - saxophone  

4) Allison Carberry (116) - piano

5) Katy Carberry (118) - piano           

6) Leon Cherr (116) - flute                            

7) Paloma Gibbon-Peña (114) - piano

8) Ellie Jenson (114) - piano      

9) Jude Kovan (116) - flute

10) Claire Kuntz (114) - clarinet        

11) Natasha LaRusso (118) - violin

12) Summit Olson (117) - piano

13) Lucy Sommers (117) - clarinet

14) Julia Webb (116) - piano

15) Kai Wetternach (117) - violin      

Thank you to these students for sharing their time and special talents!

A special ‘thank you’ goes out to Lucie Gudmestad, Natasha LaRusso, and Evi Stecker for packing up our music room. With all that is going on (performances, report cards, teaching classes, etc.) packing up the music room has been a stressful thought for me… but thanks to the 3 of you and your hard work, organization, and extremely efficient effort, I was able to focus on what needed my attention the most. You took my stress right off the table!!! You’re the best!!! 

Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd grade students in room 109 (Juliet Holder’s class) and room 112 (Lisa Walker’s class) who sang “Hakuna Matata” for the final Student of the Month program (Friday May 18th). Both classes did a terrific job! I could not have asked for a better way to end our student of the month performances!!!

Thank you to all of our Armatage students for the extra hard work and effort they’ve put in these past months in preparation for our Spring Music Programs. Congratulations to all of the students who tried out for solos and dance parts, and to those who volunteered for specialty parts in our program. Your willingness to participate and “go the extra mile” is what makes Armatage a school of excellence!        

Best of luck to our 5th graders as they graduate and move on to Middle School.  To those students not returning to Armatage, I wish you the best wherever life is taking you, and I look forward to seeing those returning to Armatage in August - in our NEW music room!!! 

Take care, and thank you for the opportunity to work with your wonderful child(ren) this year.