WELCOME, FELLOW MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS!!!
TUESDAY, MAY 21st at 8:45 and 9:30 a.m.
Chorus, Violin and Recorder Ensembles will perform on the school stage.
Dress: formal performance clothes
TUESDAY, MAY 21st at 7 p.m.
Chorus, Violin and Recorder Ensembles will perform at Sarasota Baptist Church
across the street from the school. Dress: formal performance clothes
All of Lakeview's 2nd graders will perform at the first concert in the
morning on the school stage (8:45) and the 7 p.m. concert at the church.
They should dress up for the evening show. They will sit in the audience
with their families until their turn to perform. They do not need to arrive
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th at 9 a.m.
All of Lakeview's 5th graders will perform at their graduation ceremony.
PAST PERFORMANCES - WELL DONE!
SATURDAY, APRIL 6th 10:10-10:30 a.m.
Chorus and Advanced Recorder Ensemble members performed at the Youth Arts
Fest in downtown Sarasota. It was a beautiful sun-shiny Florida day.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd, 9 a.m., at Lakeview
Chorus and Advanced Recorder Ensemble members provided a terrific performance
for our school's volunteers who were being appreciated at a breakfast in the
Media Center. They did a GREAT job!
MONDAY, MARCH 18th, 6 p.m., at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds
Chorus and Advanced Recorder players performed for a big sudience and then
went to explore the Fair with their families. It was FUN!
LAKEVIEW HOLIDAY CONCERTS - Dec 17th 8:45-9:15 & 9:30-10:10 a.m.
on the indoor stage and again at 7 p.m. at Sarasota Baptist Church
(across the street from the school)
Lakeview's Chorus and Violin Ensembles and all of Lakeview's first graders,
including Mrs. Theiler's class, performed for all of Lakeview's students,
staff, and other members of Lakeview's community.
OUR CHORUS ENTERTAINED US AT THE LAKEVIEW CARNIVAL on Oct 25th. They sang
some timely songs with BIG smiles on their faces. It was so much FUN!
OUR CHORUS AND ADVANCED RECORDER STUDENTS PUT ON A GREAT SHOW AT THE FAIR ON
FRIDAY, MARCH 16th. Then they performed again on THURSDAY MARCH 22nd for the
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST. Perhaps you were one of the honorees!
They finished the school year with three performances on May 22nd and a field
trip on May 24th to the Embracing Our differences Exhibit at Bayshore Park
and the Biggers Exhibit at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
On Friday, January 13th, Lakview's chorus and violin students attended a
schooltime performance of STEP AFRIKA! at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall,
sponsored by The Education Foundation. As usual, our students represented
their school well, and a fabulous time was had by all! This trip was funded
by an EXPLORATION GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA AND THE PATTERSON FOUNDATION
THROUGH THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION.
On Thursday, Dec. 8th, 2011, all 2nd graders performed HOW THE PENGUINS SAVED
CHRISTMAS for K-3 students and staff. Mrs. McCart's 5th grade class gave a
special presentation of 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to the younger
students. Many parents joined us. Everyone had great time!
On Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2011, all 1st graders performed, along with the 4th &
5th grade chorus and violin students, at 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. for Lakeview's K-
5 students and staff. They performed again at 7 p.m. that evening at Grace
Baptist Church on the east end of Bee Ridge Rd for families and other
community members. We are grateful to Grace's staff and members for opening
their doors to us every year for this wonderful event. Their holiday lights
and their hospitality help to make it very special.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 2011, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade music students viewed a
live performance by ARIEL, a famous international string quartet, that was
brought to Sarasota by the Perlman Program. Our students were able to tune
in over SAFARI LIVE and chat with the musicians on the web.
On Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2011, all 4th & 5th graders performed EDUCATION
ROCKS! for K-3 students and staff, and many of them performed again at 6 p.m.
that evening on the outdoor stage for Carnival attendees. A great time was
had by all!
VIOLIN ENSEMBLE NEWSFLASH!
Lakeview's Violin Ensembles are being taught again this year by Mrs. Roxane
Solowey, who performs with the Sarasota Orchestra. She has been a friend of
Lakeview for years, ever since her own children attended here. It is
motivating for our students to be taught by a professional violinist. We are
grateful to our principal and bookkeeper for finding funds to keep supporting
this valuable program.
Mrs. Solowey teaches the beginners and the second year students on different
days. Less experienced violinists attend weekly on Mondays from 3:00 to
4:00, and experienced violinists attend on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00.
Violin students perform at Lakeview's concerts in December and May.
On APRIL 30th, 2012, Mrs. Solowey and her string quartet, called Musicians
Out of the Box, performed for all of our Lakeview students on our indoor
stage. They combined music with story telling. Parents were invited to join
I am so very happy to be at Lakeview again this year. All students in
kindergarten through fifth grade participate in lessons in my classroom. They
sing, dance, play instruments, listen to music, discuss it, read and write
music, and help each other cooperate in learning more about where we live as
well as the cultures of other places in the world.
Our students study music and art from many places. Mrs. Rittmeyer (Art
Teacher) and I often work together on multicultural projects. For instance,
we have focused on the theme of WE ARE FAMILY, utilizing grants from The
Education Foundation of Sarasota County. We put on a spring show, called the
WE ARE FAMILY CELEBRATION. Included on Lakeview's stage were all of our
second graders as well as our creative and dependable artists in residence
from the local professional dance company, Fuzion Dance, Inc. Last year's
Edge of Excellence grant was funded by the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation.
Leymis Bolanos Wilmott, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Fuzion, again
collaborated with us to provide dance instruction in creative movement based
around the theme of Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite". Two second grade
classes performed their original dances on stage April 21st at an event that
culminated both the "Creative Firebirds" project and phase two of our "We Are
Family" project, which was funded by the Leslie and Margaret Weller Arts
Education Program of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
The "Family" project was a collaboration with Oak Park's music educator,
Karen Rochon, and some of her students.
Last year's Education Foundation Grant was called STEP AFRIKA! Lakeview
Chorus and Violin students enjoyed a wonderful experience at Van Wezel, and,
afterwards, chorus members worked with Leymis Bolanos Wilmott, our Fuzion
Dance partner, to create an original piece for our spring concert. They were
very excited to present it to the rest of the school and to their families
and community on May 22nd, and our audiences LOVED it. The rehearsals and
performances will be shown on Sarasota's The Educaton Channel (channel 20).
Every year at Lakeview, during the first half of the school year, our third
graders study the RECORDER in their general music classes. Recorders are
vertical flutes which may be purchased at local music stores or from the
music department at the school. The school sells them to Lakeview students
at cost. Any third grader who cannot afford to purchase a recorder can get
one through a scholarship.
Students earn stripes on their recorders as they progress to higher levels of
achievement (much like like belts in martial arts). We appreciate the
efforts of parents in encouraging their children to practice (see FAQ section
of this site for ideas about helping them want to study), and we very much
appreciate the parents who have donated extra dollars to help us provide
recorders for children who can't afford them.
The ADVANCED RECORDER ENSEMBLE meets on Fridays after school during the second
semester (Jauary through May). Students who have earned the blue stripe by
December are invited to participate. Please see the FAQ section of this web
site for specific information about the recorder program, including a
complete list of stripes the children can earn. See the RECORDER GALLERY for
pictures and more information about the Advanced Recorder Ensemble. These
dedicated youngsters perform at school and in the community.
Lakeview's fourth and fifth graders go to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for
the SARASOTA ORCHESTRA YOUNG PEOPLE's CONCERT every year in the spring.
Sarasota Orchestra is the new name for the Florida West Coast Symphony. We
appreciate the many things this arts organization does for our students.
Sarasota Orchestra has a comprehensive education program, including a youth
orchestra program. Beginners and intermediate students meet on Saturday
mornings. Advanced groups meet on Monday evenings. They also have SUMMER
CAMPS for beginners through advanced level students and even have adult
classes. See the LINKS section of this web site for more information about
this and other opportunities.
CHORUS for third, fourth and fifth graders meets each Thursday after school.
Students may join the group in August or in January. Members of the ensembles
are encouraged to get together at home to practice their music. Students
must be dedicated to making progress in order to remain in the advanced
performing groups. Please see the FAQ section of this web site for specific
information about ensembles, including the school's late pick-up policy. You
can also see the CHORUS GALLERY and STRINGS GALLERY on this site for pictures.
Lakeview music ensembles wear black pants and shoes, and the school provides
special shirts for all formal performances.
I am very honored to be a part of Lakeview Elementary School. We have a great
staff from the administration on down. I really hope you will feel free to
contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Your child's complete
education and happiness are high priorities for me.
THANK YOU for looking at my web site!