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Everyone is invited to join us for the π—₯π—Άπ˜ƒπ—²π—Ώ 𝗼𝗳 π—Ÿπ—Άπ—΄π—΅π˜ π—ͺπ—Άπ—»π˜π—²π—Ώ π—–π—Όπ—»π—°π—²π—Ώπ˜ with Mountain View Union Elementary School District on Thursday, December 14, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Hardwick Elementary School.

Join us as Hardwick, Lakeview and Woodbury Elementary Schools combine their voices and share their musical gifts in this uplifting concert and parade also featuring students' hand-built luminaries!

Concerts & Performances

The fall/winter concert includes singing and instrumental performances from each class in the school, Pre-K-6. The spring concert is a school-day event that features the band and chorus, and includes a school-wide song and dance component. As a new teacher, I look forward to incorporating more performance opportunities throughout the school year.

River of Light Winter Concert for all Mountain View Elementary Schools: December 14, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Hardwick Elementary School

About Music Teacher Jessica Zehngut
Jessica Zehngut

Email: jzehngut@ossu.org

Jessica began playing the violin at age 4 when her preschool music teacher told her parents that she β€˜had music in her.’ She began teaching violin lessons in high school, and has taught in the State College Area Suzuki Program, was the head of the String Department at Juniata College in Juniata, Pennsylvania, worked for the Upper Valley Music Center based in Lebanon, NH, and has continued to give private string instrument lessons for the past 30 years. She has taught elementary and middle school science,Β  general education courses at CCV, and worked as a teacher for Oak Meadow, Inc. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters in Education from Antioch New England. Jessica enjoys fiddling in local bands, and loves playing and listening to everything from Bach to the Grateful Dead.

About the Hardwick Elementary Music Program

Thoreau said, β€œIn a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.

The music program at HES introduces instrumental and vocal instruction, music theory, history, careers and musical genres, but most importantly, strives to bring the joy of music to every student. While there is ample evidence that music benefits all aspects of academic growth and brain development, I also want students to appreciate the emotional component of music, and recognize it as a form of expression and communication that can unite people.

What do students like about music class?

β€œEverything!” -MB

β€œI like learning about classical music and my favorite instrument is the violin.’ -GH

β€œI learned about tempo.” -PA

β€œI learned that there is a type of music for me.” -AE