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4th Grade Recorder Concert - 2017

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Fifty Nifty United States
by Ray Charles (YouTube)

5th Grade Flyer Time Links
Practice Your Note Naming Skills

Learn About a Composer of Your Choice

Links and directions in a pdf format.

5th Grade Assessment:  Reads and Performs Rhythm Patterns

Rhythm Performance Student Take Home Sheet

Directions:  You will be asked to perform 3 patterns.  Each correct pattern clapped will result in 2 points towards the 6 point total.  Patterns performed will be chosen randomly by Mrs. W. 

Hint:  Use a metronome set at “65” for practice (there are many free apps from which to choose).



Attention recorder players:
Here is a fantastic website:

Follow the music and play along with an on-line recording!

Grieg Flash Mob
Every Good Boy Deserves Football

Great, “Peter and the Wolf,” website!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Instrument examples, listening and games

New York Philharmonic – Instrument example, listening and games

Music Websites
Interactive Recorder Fingering Chart
MusicTheory.Net - “Want to learn more about reading music? Check this out!”

Virtual KeyboardWebsite

This site introduces the instruments of the orchestra.  It also permits you to make your own instruments, learn about the lives of musicians, and play some musical games.


Mrs. Pim - Instructor


flute player color

5th Grade Band

Click links below for important band information.

5th Grade Band Frequently Asked Questions

5th Grade Band Program Information Packet

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Where I Went to School: Graduated from St. Cloud Apollo HS, St. Cloud State University (Bachelor of Science degree) and the University of MN (Masters of Education degree)
Number of years I have been teaching: I have taught 34 years in the Osseo Area Schools
Grade(s) Taught: I have taught grades 5-9 at various times during my years in the district.
Years at Fernbrook:   I taught at FB the first 2 years the building was open and then left to open MGJH.  After leaving MGJH….I taught at several elementary buildings until coming back to FB.  This will be my 9th year back at FB.
Family: My wife Etta teaches at Fair Oaks Elementary. Our daughter Nicole is 30 years old and lives in Texas with her husband Jason and their daughter Alyssa.  Alyssa will have a little brother at end of August.   Our son Paul is 28 years old and lives in St. Paul.
A Favorite Book: I like reading the Michael Crichton books. (known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres)
A Favorite Hobby: Running and training for Marathons.  Running my 112th marathon in October.  My son and wife will running it as well.
Additional Notes: I enjoy being the band director here at Fernbrook. Students do well here because of great support from both families and staff.

The ISD 279 Band Program begins in 5th grade. Students must be involved in fifth grade band to enroll in sixth grade band.  Registration takes place in the first couple weeks of the school year.

School Info

Fernbrook Elementary
9661 Fernbrook Lane
Maple Grove MN 55369

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
First bell at 8:40 

Kidstop Hours
6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm beginning April 2nd

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-420-8888, ext 1

General Fax 

School Leadership

Todd Tischer