Vocal Music & English | Ms. Sara Carpenter
VOCAL MUSIC K-12
ELEMENTARY MUSIC K-6
JUNIOR HIGH ENGLISH
"Music is to the mind as air to the body." -Plato
Contact me: 218-436-2261
The fact that children can make BEAUTIFUL MUSIC is less significant than the fact that music can make BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. ~ Cheryl Lavender
About Mrs. Carpenter
I grew up in Badger, MN and graduated from Badger School. I attended Bemidji State University and earned a degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education. In 2005, I added a K-8 Elementary Education and Communication, Arts, and Literature licensure, from Bemidji State University, to my degree.
I am married (my husband teaches music in Badger) and we have two children, a 9 year old son and 5 year old girl. We also have a 10 year old black lab named Lily and a year old lab/husky named Lucky.
Mrs. Carpenter’s Schedule - 2016-17
8:20 - 8:55 Lessons
8:55 - 9:20 Choir
9:25 - 9:50 Music - Grade 2
9:50 - 10:15 Music - Grades 4 and 5
10:15 - 10:40 Music - Grade 3
10:40 - 11:05 Music - Kindergarten
11:09 - 11:59 Prep
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:20 English 7
1:23 - 2:13 English 8
2:20 - 2:40 Music - Grade 1
2:40 - 3:05 Music - Grade 6
UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS
HS Vocal Concert Dates | 2016 - 2017
*PLEASE NOTE - CONCERT ATTIRE: The students are responsible for the following: ALL students MUST have black dress pants/slacks (no jeans or skirts), black socks, and closed-toe black dress shoes (no tennis shoes or flip-flops). The school provides the robe.
Elementary Concert Dates | 2016 - 2017
*Please dress nicely, as though you were attending a wedding or special event.
Dec. 16 - Winter Concert - 1:30 for grades K-6 in the large gym
**This year there will only be one concert, it will not be split as in the past. All grades K-6 will perform during the same concert.
Spring Program - May 24
* Grades K-3 at 7:00 pm
* Grades 4-6 at 7:45 pm
2016-17 Tri-county Concert Choir
The Tri-County High School Choir, which consists of students in grades 7-12, participated at the MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League) Large Group Choir Contests on March 13, at Hallock. There they performed two SATB pieces: “Loch Lomond” arranged by Jonathan Quick - an a capella Category 2 piece; and “Set Down Servant” a spiritual arranged by Robert Shaw.
Choirs can choose which category of difficulty in which they would like to perform, ranging from category 1 (which is the most difficult) to category 3 (the least difficult). There are three judges that critique the choir on the following categories: Tone Quality, Intonation, Rhythm, Balance/Blend, Technique, Interpretation/Musicianship, Diction, and Other Performance Factors. The most you can earn for each category is 5 points, with a total of 40 being a perfect score. The Tri-County High School Choir earned the following scores: 36, 37, and 38. In order to earn a Superior Rating and receive a trophy, two out of three of the judges scores need to be above 35 points, which Tri-County’s scores exceeded. Some of the comments they received from the judges were : “Superb tone!”; “Nice rich sound!”; “What a wonderful performance!”; “You’re attention to the director was awesome!”; “Rhythm was great!”; “Nice vowels”; “Excellent dynamic contrast!”; “You told a great story with each piece, BRAVO!”; “You look like you enjoy singing”; “Good selection of literature”.
The Tri-County High School represented the Tri-County School very well, and should be extremely proud of how well they performed.
MAN UP & SING!
On September 27, there were twelve Tri-County young men (Adam Thompson, Reed Foss, Zach Undeberg, Tucker Krantz, Anton Budziszewski, Beau Walz, Stephen Budziszewski, Christopher Bristlin, Riley Duray, Bradyn Swenson, Braxton Swenson, and Damon Slaathaug) who participated in, “Man Up & Sing!”, a choral festival for only young men, held at Concordia College in Moorhead. There were approximately two-hundred young men, from all over northern Minnesota and western North Dakota that attended the event. They rehearsed two pieces, “The Pirate King” (from the Pirates of Penzance) by Gilbert and Sullivan, and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” by Ken Berg, throughout the morning and held an informal concert at 1:30 in the afternoon. The young men’s choir teacher at Tri-County is Sara Carpenter.
Vocal Ensemble Participants 2015-16
Congratulations to the students that sang at the vocal ensemble contests on Monday, April 4, 2016. You represented Tri-County School very well and should be very proud of yourselves.
Tri-County students earned 5 Superior ratings and 1 Excellent rating.
Superior ratings were: Vocal Duet-Taylor and Dariann earned a 39 out of 40; Vocal Duet-Taylor and Ethan earned a 38 out of 40; Vocal Duet- Sarah B and Julia earned a 37 out of 40; Vocal Duet-Danika and Josie earned a PERFECT SCORE 40 out of 40; and the Chamber Choir earned a 38 out of 40. Chamber Choir members include: Danika Bass, Brandy Binstock, Naomi Budziszewski, Sarah Budziszewski, Missy Hanson, Brielle Krantz, Sierra Swenson, Hailey Barth, Julia Bielefeld, Tori Johnson, Josie Nobles, Taylor Rux, Dariann Wikstrom, Stevo Murray, Tristan Nelson, Beau Walz, Adam Thompson, Zach Undeberg, and Stephen Budziszewski.
Excellent Rating was the SSA ensemble (Hailey Barth, Jada Klegstad, BreAnna Rinde, Jade Spilde, Morgan Lindgren, Danika Bass, Sarah Budziszewski, Naomi Budziszewski, and Missy Hanson) which earned a 34 out of 40, missing a Superior by 1 point!
That evening two ensembles from Tri-County were also selected as Best in Site award recipients. There were three judges and each judge chooses the ensemble that they felt was the best of the night to receive the Best in Site award. Vocal Duet - Taylor Rux and Dariann Wikstrom; and Vocal Duet - Danika Bass and Josie Nobles, each were selected as the best ensembles by their judges that evening.