May 11, 2014

Recorder Karate

Recorder Karate was a huge success this year! Our fourth and fifth grade students participated, and they worked hard to earn their belts! Recorder Karate is a curriculum that uses "belts" as motivation for students to learn and play increasingly difficult pieces on the recorder.
A recorder with belts
The students will practice and practice to earn those belts! I allowed students to come and test for belts in the mornings this year, and I had a long line pretty much every morning. I was very impressed with our motivated musicians here at MBES! When students earned their belts, they got to sign their names on our display in the hall. We ended up with quite a few signatures!

We had several students earn their black belts this year - the most difficult of all the belts! Congratulations to our black belt students. Way to go!!