• Mr. Bowling - Music

    Here's your music activity! Simply go to the Lenkerville Music YouTube page (the link is below) and choose any video of a song you learned in music class. Make a video of yourself singing the song. It doesn't have to be fancy or anything, but you can get as creative as you like! Put on a costume. Do it with a sibling. Use your imagination!
    Once you've finished your video, send it to me via my school E-Mail address (also below). I can't wait to see what you come up with!
    Lenkerville Music YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/LenkervilleMusic

    E-Mail anytime: bowlingj@mlbgsd.k12.pa.us
    I check E-Mail several times per day.

    Every year, it seems your children are being tested more and more. And every year, it feels like more and more people who should know better are evaluating your child's progress as a student (as a person!) by their performance on these tests. Not only does that practice fall short of evaluating your child's progress, the impact of some subjects could NEVER be evaluated using such tests:
    To learn more about how music affects academic achievement and (more importantly) the growth of the whole child, visit http://www.broaderminded.com

         Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences.

    "When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs. Nothing could be more stupid than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function. Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture. You know what they need? They need musicians."

                                              Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
                                              Orlando, FL, 2007

         At Lenkerville, students are given the opportunity to make music during every music class, and students in 4th and 5th grade are eligible to join the chorus and band, which present two concerts per year.

        What am I making your kids listen to? Go to "Today In Music Class" and find out! Every day it's something different!

    Why Teach Music?



    Click on the link above to check out some of the songs we sing in music class and much, much more! New items are being added every week. You'll find playlists such as:

         Kindergarten Songs
         1st Grade Songs
         2nd Grade Songs
         3rd Grade Songs
         4th Grade Songs
         5th Grade Songs
         Original Versions (these are the original versions of songs we've learned in class)
         Instruments (everything from videos on how instruments are made to examples of outstanding playing)
         Music Examples (these are videos that illustrate concepts or things we've discussed in class)
         Miscellaneous (videos having to do with music that are just plain fun)

         Not all of the videos are actual "videos". In other words, some of them will be just the song accompanied by a static image. But you'll still be able to listen to the song!

         Parents, don't worry! Every one of the videos on this YouTube Channel has been previewed by me and is completely kid-friendly! Also, all comments must be approved by me before they're posted. Your child will not be exposed to anything inappropriate here!

         Have fun!



    Visit the "Links" section!

    There you will find some interesting things! See Mr. Bowling sing the national anthem, create your own music and find out why music is so important in the world!

Last Modified on April 5, 2020