Welcome back to school. If you're like me, you're missing getting to sleep in, or staying in your pajamas all day. But as the Bible says in Psalms 100:
"Make a joyful noise unto the , all ye lands. Serve the with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.For the is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
This month, the kids in grades 1-5 will be learning several different songs about the Earth, God and His kingdom, silly songs and patriotic songs. Don't be surprised if your kids are singing up a storm! Those in 5-8th grade will begin looking at the history of music, specifically music of ancient times and folk and roots music of America. Students will be expected to bring a pencil and a great attitude to class--I think they're going to learn a lot and have fun doing it!
Hi, there. I am Amy Webb, music teacher at St. Anne, St. Joseph Wichita and St. Joseph Ost! I graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, with a bachelor's degree in music education. In 2007, I received my Master's in instrumental conducting from the American Band College (Southern Oregon University) in Ashland, Oregon. I also have training as a music therapist from Saint Mary of the Woods in Terre Haute, Indiana. I have had twenty years' experience working in the public schools, but I am thrilled to be here with all of you. I am a transplant from the cold state of Maine, and moved out here to be in a warmer climate and because the people are friendly! I am married to John and mother to Randy, Eric and Emily. I have two cats, Shiro and Sophi. Shiro is Japanese for "white." I bet you can guess his fur's color! Currently, we reside in east Wichita.
In my spare time I play piano for my church, read my Kindle and watch anime with my kids. I am a broadcaster at KNSS radio as well. I occasionally volunteer at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita, where I sing and play instruments for the residents. I also write concert band music for children in grades 5-college age, and am published by Eight Note Publications, Warming Sun, and C. L. Barnhouse.
My favorite baseball team is the Red Sox. I don't like football or basketball (sorry, Kansans). My biggest dream is to own a Miata MX-5 grand touring sports car, because I like to drive fast (sorry, local officers...I swear, I thought the speed limit said "85...")
Welcome back to school! We're all excited to start a new school year!