Music at Kimberlin
Skype and Enriched Music
Enriched Music students got the opportunity to talk with the Assistant Choir Director at Baylor University. Using Skype, Jonathan Pilgbrim led our knights in a question and answer session. He discussed when he decided to be involved in music and gave some tips about the dedication it takes to become a university choir director.
Strings 150 Day Practice Club
String Students earn membership in the 150 Day Practice Club by practicing at home for a total of 150 days which is completed by the day after Spring Break. Members are rewarded with a trip to a symphony concert, last year students were treated to alive rehearsal of the Dallas Symphony.
KAE Orchestra Program
The Kimberlin String Program is designed for 4th and 5th Grade students desiring to play violin, viola, cello, string bass, or harp. Students need no prior musical training to enroll in group classes varying in size from 10 to 30 students depending on scheduling. Lessons are provided weekly during the special activities block of the regular school day. Kimberlin Advanced Strings proudly boast of receiving the Best in Class Orchestra for 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 at Sandy Lake Funfest Festival. Currently 112 students participate in the KAE orchestra program.
Please contact Program Director, Judy Pruitt, for more information.
Strings Practice Cards
Strings takes Best in Class Trophy
Last year our Advanced Strings earned the Best in Class Division I Trophy at Sandy Lake funfest and the Outstanding Trophy for the Elementary Division.
Awesome Orchestra Websites
The Garland Symphony - 4th Grade attends a Garland Symphony Orchestra concert each year.
The Dallas Symphony - A great source of information. See and hear every instrument; listen to examples from different composers; play music memoy, music theory, and music history games.
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Probably the best orchestra site for children on the internet today. (Many games, viewing, and listening opportunities)
Enriched Music Program
The Enriched Music program students from Hillside, Kimberlin, and Walnut Glen combined their talents for an outstanding and entertaining performance.
The Garland ISD Harp Ensemble performed at the Texas Music Educators Association oannual state convention in San Antonio.
The harp ensemble is comprised of students ranging from second to twelfth grade. Our Elementary Harp Ensemble practices weekly under the direction of Allison Reed and Judy Pruitt, Harp Coordinator and Harp Instructor.
This year our choir and orchestra Knights will perform together at Garland High School on December 18, 2012.
GISD Solo and Ensemble Festival
KAE 5th Grade string students perform in the annual Garland ISD Solo/Ensemble Festival. This year the Festival will be hosted at Kimberlin Academy on January 26, 2013.