Welcome to Mrs. Thoendel's Music Web Page

Salutations! My name is Mrs. Thoendel and I am the full time music teacher at Bancroft Elementary. I teach Kindergarten up through 6th grade general music, and 5th and 6th grade Chorus. I have been teaching music at Bancroft since the 2008-2009 school year.

You may contact me at devon.thoendel@ops.org or 402-344-7505 ext 1127. I look forward to hearing from you!

LinkUP!

LinkUP! is a program for students to play recorders or stringed instruments with their local symphony orchestra. As part of the music curriculium at Bancroft, 4th graders learn the recorder and have the opportunity to play with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra at the Holland Center. Students will learn to play several short songs on their recorder. This unit is typically done in the 3rd Quarter of the school year. One recorder and one music book per student, as well as the field trip to the Holland Center, are funded by the Sherwood Foundation.

Interactive Recorder Finger Chart

Recorder Checklist

  1.    LEFT hand on top
  2.    Use finger PADS not finger TIPS
  3.    Cover the whole hole
  4.    Lips covering the teeth
  5.    FLICKER don’t blow
  6.    Say “tu” 

The Orchestra Sings!

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