Contact us

  22265 S 80th Ave, Frankfort, Illinois, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-2309


Doug Wernet

  School Hours

Grades 3, 4, and 5: 9:05AM - 3:30PM
Early Dismissal: 12:05 p.m.

Please visit the district's covid-19 Remote Learning Link on the district website for this week's assignments! 


Hi Orchestra Families!


This week's video is ready! (I apologize in advance for how distractingly terrible my hair is!!!)


The first half of the video is full of our regular ridiculous announcements. The second half is the recruitment video we put together of the kids. It turned out AMAZING! Huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a video. They are absolutely fantastic! We can't thank you enough! Enjoy checking yourselves out. You're famous!!! 


Thank you so much to everyone who shared their pictures with me. (FYI: I tried to reply to everyone with a thank you email but some of the emails wouldn't go through. But I definitely do THANK YOU!) I will happily take more pictures over the next few days. I love the videos but for some reason they are not cooperating with me right now!?! But if you have any group friend pictures, concert pictures, smiling face pictures, etc. I would love to see them. Thank you!


So here is this week's video! Please be sure to watch to the end to see the awesome recruitment video with so many familiar faces. It's awesome! 



As always, thank you for everything! I miss the kids sooooo incredibly much and cannot wait to be back together again!!!

Mrs. Shanahan

Quinlan and Fabish:



I have to thank so many of you for posting on our "Orchestra Memes and Jokes Wall." You guys are absolutely hilarious! I am going to have to print these out and wallpaper the orchestra room with them in the fall. Thank you for making me laugh!!!  



Private teachers:

Michelle Freeland: Violin/Viola




Alex Brinkman: Cello



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This week in class


You’re going to have some fun today teaching someone in our family how to play your instrument! You’ll need to show them proper bow holds, hand positions, bow placement, etc. If no one is available, no worries! Feel free to make a video of how you would teach a brand new students to play your instrument. Click the link below for instructions on this activity. I can’t wait to see your videos!!! https://flipgrid.com/2745f540


Check out the following link for some really fun music to play. This will give all 4 of our instruments multiple options of some cool songs like “The Tetris Theme,” “Harry Potter,” “Raiders March,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and the list goes on and on. In order to see the music and play along, you’ll need to click on the pdf link listed below the youtube video you’re watching. Let me know if you have any trouble. Have fun with this!! https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCIFPAlTP9wvz1ghrWPSj-mQ/videos Test your music vocabulary with this music crossword puzzle! https://puzzel.org/en/crossword/play?p=-M52_Wwf9HJGCdH_1DGt


sight-reading, then gradually work yourself up to some of the more challenging sight-reading excerpts. Sight-reading is such an important skill to continue to practice no matter how long you have been playing your instrument. Are you ready to challenge yourself? sightreadingfactory.com (If you need help navigating through sithreadingfactory.com, please see my help video: https://www.youtube.com Sight-reading day! Let’s spend some more time on sightreadingfactory.com. Start out with some simple /watch?v=_OlY5_ebnyE )


6th Grade: Log into smartmusic.com and take a look at “A Pirate’s Dream.” Remember those f and c naturals. If you see a quarter note with a slash through the stem that means you’re to play those as two 8th notes instead of 1 quarter note. Listen to the piece on smartmusic.com and you’ll hear the 8th notes in place of the quarter notes. Let me know if you like this piece. Is this something you’d like to play in the future? 7/8th Grade: Log into smartmusic.com and take a look at “Allegro Spiritoso.” Let me know if you like this piece. Is this something you’d like to play in the future?


Free choice day! Choose a favorite exercise from the book, one of our pieces from orchestra, something from smartmusic.com, or a favorite you’ve found on your own. Have fun and enjoy sharing your music with your families!

Important Dates

Date Title Description Links
05-05-2020 Chelsea Band and Orchestra Spring Concert
Concert: 6:00 - Chelsea North Gym view
01-23-2020 Chelsea Band and Orchestra Concert

Video List

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Cool Links

  • 157C Orchestra Memes and Funny Jokes! : https://padlet.com/sshanahan2/gl0s2bpvcan41l5m
  • Fun music games and quizzes : Musictechteacher.com
  • Hello from Mr. Adams and Mrs. Shanahan : https://safeyoutube.net/w/X6N4
  • Help navigating sightreading.com : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OlY5_ebnyE
  • How Playing an Instrument Makes you Smarter Video : https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEeR7bVYteN1AALyAPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8
  • Mr. Adams' teacher page (Instrumental handbook) : https://www.fsd157c.org/teacher_list/teacher_details.asp_Q_ID_E_105_A_SchoolID_E_3_A_path_E_0
  • Need help tuning? Check this link out! : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1E27E1AUAoYGYFnHRczVeVjAHXKtvJ74uqdvKP5qo5mo/edit?fbclid=IwAR
  • Note Name Games! Please click "settings" in upper right hand corner to adjust to your instrument's clef : https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note
  • Sight-reading!!! : sightreadingfactory.com
  • Smart Music - please see March 17th email in "downloads" for class codes. : smartmusic.com
  • Smart music cheat sheet : https://www.canva.com/design/DAD3JGQGqB4/t7OLl-90nPXOwF0F20at4w/view?utm_content=DAD3JGQGqB4&utm_cam

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