February Update

Congratulations to the Learwood Concert Choir on their performance at OMEA!

Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Learwood Concert Choir met at 6:00 a.m. and traveled to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association’s Annual Professional Development Conference. Their performance was at 8:00 a.m. in the Jr. Ballroom in the Convention Center. The group was introduced by Mr. Frank Bianchi, director of the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus and after the performance we were awarded a plaque for an outstanding performance at the conference. We were one of 36 performing ensembles selected out of 150 audition tapes from around the state.

Although early in the morning, students were eager to perform. Over 100 music educators were present to watch the performance and everyone I talked to after the concert was moved by the students performance. The students performed a program centered around the theme “Fearless” where music was selected to fit this theme, one of our students read an essay “What Does Fearless Mean To Me” and we also had an artist painting on canvas during the concert. Following the concert, students had the opportunity to watch me perform with the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus. It was a great morning of music.

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Congratulations to the 7th Grade Men’s Chorus on their performance at the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus Festival!

Friday, February 10, 2017, the Learwood 7th Grade Men’s Chorus traveled to the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music to perform with other local high school choirs invited by the BW Men’s Chorus. The BW Men’s Chorus selected four fine school districts who have terrific Men’s Chorus’s. Learwood Middle School, Stow Munroe Falls, Firestone, and St. Ignatius Men’s Chorus’s performed three songs each, then the BW Men’s Chorus accompanied by the vocal ensemble Mr. Sun’s Echo performed. At the end, everyone sang the piece “He Never Failed Me Yet.” The boys represented Learwood very well and represented some of the finest middle school male singing out there.

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Learwood Music Department Fundraiser Has Begun!

Please see announcement on my website below the February update regarding the fundraiser!

Mr. Pontoli Still Needs Tissue Boxes!

With the weather being up and down in temperature, student’s allergies have been crazy. I’m out of tissue boxes so if you could please have your students bring in tissue boxes to help us out.

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