Mrs. Brenda Slick

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If there is a need to contact me, please email me:
or call 717 762-1191 ext. 8100
I am available by phone most days 2:00-2:30.


Summitview Staff Mannequin Challenge

2018-19 Events:

*2nd grade program
March 14th, 6:30 p.m. WAMS

 *Chorus Concert
March 28th 7:00 p.m. at WAMS
(6:45 report time, dress is white and black)

*1st grade program
April 4th, 6:30 p.m. at WAMS

Veterans Program!
November 9th, 9:30 AM at WASHS Oyer Auditorium
was our annual Veterans Day program.   

Skits and solos were performed by select students in 5th, 4th & 3rd grade.
Each year we present a special movie featuring student art work to honor our veterans.

2018 Veterans Day Movie Tribute: 

2017 Veterans Day Movie Tribute:

Check out the links below to see the movies from 2016, 2015 and 2014
America, the Beautiful, Veterans Day Tribute 2016
Salute to WWII: Veterans Day 2015 movie
A Star Spangled Celebration: Veterans Day 2014 

Songs for Veterans Day

All 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join chorus.  Students meet once each week during the school day.  4th grade students meet on Day 3, 2:45-3:15.  5th grade students meet on Day 4, 12:40-1:10.  No academic instructional time is missed during chorus rehearsals.  Concerts are required events (dates listed below).  There are extra curricular event held during the year that are just more musical fun!

*SMV Winter Concert, December 13th, 7:00 PM WAMS Auditorium

*Winter Caroling (extra curricular event - cancelled due to rain)
*SMV Spring Concert March 28th, 7:00 PM WAMS Auditorium
(student report time is 6:45 - dress is white shirt, black pants or skirt for both concerts)

*Renfrew Earth Day (Extra Curricular Event - TBA)

Chorus Practice

Sweet Water (canon) - 4th grade part 1, 5th grade part 2

This is Me

Disney Movie Showstoppers

Molly Malone - Part 1 (4th grade)

Circle of Life - Part 1 (4th grade)

iPad Apps!

There are so many musical iPad apps that are both educational, fun and best of all - FREE!!! Below are a few that the students have been using to make or learn about music in class.

*NotateMe Now
*Loopy HD
*Melody Street
*Magic Piano
*Monster Chorus
*Smart Recorder Lite
*Garage Band 

(More iPad recommendations from an article for MSO Magazine published fall 2017)

5 Apps for Learning About the Orchestra

by Brenda Slick

Top 10 Symphony free collection

            *for all ages

            *developer Yanfeng Wang

            *iPad FREE (full version


Symphonic excerpts of 10 major

works are available for listening in “Top 10 Symphony.”  Short biographies of the featured composers are included.  The app also includes:  -play shuffle or order – repeat mode – background play – works without internet.

Peekaboo Orchestra HD

            *for Toddlers to 7+

            *developer Touch & Learn

            *iPad or Android FREE (full

version $1.99)

Peekaboo Orchestra is an introduction to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra in a “peekaboo” format.  Instruments are hidden behind a curtain allowing the child an opportunity to identify the mystery instrument by it’s sound.


Music Match – A Match Game of Musical Instruments

            *for ages 4+

            *developer Orenji Apps

            *iPad $0.99

This memory game used orchestral sound clips for

matching.  There are 10 progressive levels.


Jazzy ABC – Music Education for Kids

            *for ages 5 and under

            *developer The Melody Book

            *iPad $2.99

Children learn about music instruments

and letters in this interactive game.


Bremen Town Musicians Adventures

            *for ages 4+

            *developer Saturn Animation Studios Inc.

            *iPad or Android (free with in App purchases)

Based on the classic fairy tail, this app includes

several interactive games that provide

opportunities to play different instruments, sing, and create melodies.


Links for Elementary Students & Parents
Music for children
New York Philharmonic page. Many games and information for students K-adult.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra site. Game mostly suitable for students grades 4 and up.
A general knowledge website for classical music. Containsinformation about composers as well as numerous musical excerpts. Thereare also games on this site suitable for students grades 4 and up.
The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra with information and games suitable for students in grades 1 - adult
This site contains games, music clips and videos of original MusicK8 material. Suitable mostly for K-5 students.
MANY, many games for the older student (grade 4 and up).
Fun music games to play on your computer for grades 3-6