3rd Grade Music
3rd Grade has three different music concert events during the year. In the spring, they perform a puppet show, a public festival event, and a 3rd & 4th Grade Concert. Please make sure you have all 3rd Grade events on your calendar so that you and your child can attend!
This year, our school will celebrate Veterans Day in an all-school assembly on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:20 a.m. Our students will sing the Peace Round and the National Anthem and will observe two minutes of silence. Red, white, and blue clothing is encouraged on that day. Family members who have served or are serving our country are encouraged to attend (in uniform if possible) so we can honor your service! Click here for more information about this special day. Learn more about the Star-Spangled Banner by clicking here.
Carnival of the Animals
Every year, Kegonsa 3rd graders learn about the musical collection called The Carnival of the Animals. They study the animals the music is about and then work to create puppets and perform a puppet show. Each 3rd Grade class gets its own performance date. This year's dates are February 13-15, 2018 at 9:10-9:40 in the Kegonsa Music Room. Please mark the dates on your calendar. More specific information about your class' performance date will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) Annual Boychoir Festival
Every year Kegonsa’s male students in grades 2-5 have the opportunity to participate in a special event called the Annual Boychoir Festival in Madison, WI on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This is an official school field trip, but since it is on a weekend day, participation is optional. It is a great music opportunity for boys to come together and sing with tons of other boys from Dane County and beyond. Boys in grades 2-12 work in smaller age-group choirs and as a large group choir to learn songs during the day and then they perform a public concert the same night. They are still finalizing the details for this year’s Boychoir, so please watch the music web site for more information. Click here for Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) Annual Boychoir Festival to learn more about MYC.
Opera for the Young - Rusalka, A Mermaid's Tale
Every year, through the generous support of Working For Kids, Kegonsa students and Opera for the Young perform a famous opera. Although all students K-5 learn music and stories from the opera, 4th and 5th grade students have a special opportunity to audition to become a cast member who will sing and dance on stage with the professional opera cast. On April 6th our entire school will take a field trip to the Community Building Gym by River Bluff Middle School to see professional opera singers and our very own Kegonsa 4th and 5th Graders performRusalka, A Mermaid's Tale at 9:00 a.m. The show is open to the public and free of charge. Students will be encouraged to wear school-appropriate costume items that fit the theme of the production. Click here for Opera for the Young - Rusalka, A Mermaid's Tale to learn more about Opera for the Young.
This year's 3rd and 4th Grade concert on May 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the Kegonsa Gym will feature the 3rd graders singing music from Norway and 4th Graders singing songs from the United States in celebration of Stoughton's historical Norwegian-American heritage. 3rd Grade students will perform the same music at their evening Syttende Mai Opening Ceremony performance. You can visit the Music Files page to get practice materials for both events.
WSTO TV Recordings
IMPORTANT NOTICE: WSTO TV will be filming Kegonsa's 1st Grade through 5th Grade concerts and placing the footage on Charter Channel 98, Digital TV Channel 981, and theirwebsiteOpens a New Window.! Families can even purchase a professional DVD of the concert from WSTO. However, if you marked "withhold all" or "withhold some" information on your child's school registration form, they will not be able to be filmed as the school district needs permission to have your child's image shown on TV. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Benson.
Syttende Mai Opening Ceremonies
This year's 3rd Grade Syttende Mai Opening Ceremonies will take place on May 19, 2017 in the parking area behind Kegonsa Plaza at 135 W. Main Street in Stoughton at 6:00 p.m. Links to the Norwegian lyrics and music students will sing can be found on the Music Files page. As the date gets closer, you will also be able to find permission slips for this event that happens outside of school.