Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Concert Logistics

The first combined rehearsal went so well! Your students are hard at work, getting ready for the Spring Concert. Below are the logistic details. A hard copy will be sent home by the end of the week on yellow paper. 

K-2 Concert Night Logistics- Thursday, April 5th
·       Parking Lot Assignments:  K Lot 1           1st Lot 2               2nd Lot 3
·       Students arrive at 5pm and enter through doors closest to the Box Office- only students will be admitted into the building at this time
·       Kindergarteners report to the front of the Auditorium and are picked up from the Cafeteria
·       1st Graders report to the Little Theatre and are picked up from the Cafeteria
·       2nd Graders report to the back of the Auditorium and are picked up from the Stage
There will be staff members in the parking lot and in the lobby to assist the students in reporting to their appropriate locations. Only students will be admitted into the building from 5-5:15pm. Doors open at 5:15pm. Please plan on staying until the end of the entire K-2 concert out of respect for all of the students. Please refrain from bringing recording devices as the concert will be recorded by Esthetics in Motion. DVDs can be ordered for purchase after the performance.
Note to families with multiple students: Please keep 3-5 students with you in the audience during the K-2 concert and pick up the K-2 students before the 3-5 concert begins.
A Note from the Higley Center on Concert Etiquette:
·       Please be patient in the parking lot because of the high volume of traffic and be aware of your surroundings at all times
·       Cellphones should be turned off upon entering the auditorium
·       Please wait until the end of the song to applaud
·       Late comers will be asked to wait to enter the auditorium until the end of the current song
·       Out of respect for the performers, please utilize the lobby if your small child is causing a distraction
·       Food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring Concert 2018 Letter

Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents
and Guardians,

Believe it or not, the third annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching. It will be held onThursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts located at 4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:00 p.m.

The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:30 p.m.

The attire for concerts is as follows:

Boys: Black pants, white dress shirt, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: Black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, white top, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at  or
Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Sharon Rockmaker
K-2 Music Teacher and 3-5 Music Teacher
Archway Classical Academy │Lincoln

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February Update

We have been working on reading rhythms, and learning how to describe the music we hear with music words (Forte, Piano, Presto, Largo). We have also been learning how to correctly play xylophones, and  metallophones.

1st and 2nd Grade:
We are a little late in starting our time with Beethoven. The students were wrapped up in Mozart's  The Magic Flute  and we had to finish the story. They thoroughly enjoyed learning about opera and how it is just like a play but with only singing voices. 
This month we will be focusing on Beethoven and what makes up a symphony.

Our listening selections are below:

Everyone has been working hard to prepare for the Spring Concert.
It will be on 

Thursday, April 5th at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts.

More details will be sent out as the date approaches.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mozart Month!

January is Mozart month in music class. Mozart was born on January 17th, 1756.

The students have enjoyed learning about his life and listening to his music. 

Feel free to ask them about his exciting childhood and his tragic death. 

Here are the pieces we will cover this month:

12 Variations of Twinkle, Twinkle

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Marriage of Figaro: Overture

The Magic Flute: Queen of the Night Aria

We have also been talking about percussion instruments and the 3 S's: Shake, Strike, and Scrape.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Q 2 Grades: Jupiter Glitch

There was a glitch in Jupiter that skewed the K-2 Music grades for the second quarter.

Almost all of the students incorrectly received 2s in multiple categories.

We have corrected the problem and a mass email should be going out with a link to the corrected grades.

I am sorry for any alarm this may have caused.

Thank you for your patience.

-Rachel Boswell

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Image result for congratulationsHooray for a job well done!

Thank you for supporting your students and being an enthusiastic audience.

Click here to order a copy of the DVD under the Archway Lincoln heading. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!