Welcome to Music at Burning Tree! 

                                       Ms. Siegel Photo

                                            Alison M. Siegel, General/Vocal/Choral Music Educator

Check us out in action!

  •  Follow@BTESmusic on Twitter to peek into the Burning Tree music room. 
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  •  No students' faces are visible in any photographs. 
  •  No posts will feature students whose families have elected to withhold directory information via MCPS Form 281-13

When are music classes?

Each homeroom class receives 45-50 minutes weekly of general music instruction. Additionally, the Fourth Grade Chorus rehearses 45 minutes each week, and students in fourth and fifth grades may also opt to take instrumental music lessons with Mr. Buehler. Please note, the Fourth Grade Chorus Winter Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burning Tree Gym. 

What are we learning in the music room?

All students' weekly general music classes include singing, playing instruments, movement, listening and analysis, reading music, and notation.

MCPS quarterly Measurement Topics in General Music are:

  • Performing Music 
  • Responding to Music 
  • Reading and Notating Music 
  • Creating Music 

For specific content and monthly updates, be sure to read the Music Newsletter, emailed via BTNet and archived on this website. Also, check out the MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/finearts/.

Quaver Music

This is Burning Tree's third year using Quaver’s Marvelous World of Music™ in the music classroom. We'll be using activities, songs, and some videos from the Quaver program as part of lessons on everything from theory and playing instruments to music history. Quaver’s World is engaging and interactive. Quaver, the lead character of the program, takes kids on an exciting journey through his imaginative music shop, inspiring them to discover and love music! Students can step through the door of Quaver’s Music shop with a student account on QuaverMusic.com (more information in monthly newsletters). On this kid-friendly website, they can compose their own original music with cutting-edge Creatives, compete in Mini-Games, contests, and challenges, travel through time and space to uncover musical genres, and win awards for using their musical knowledge and imagination.

Burning Tree School Song

Listen and read the lyrics here.

Check out these musical websites!

Here are some links to sites where students can explore music education online: 

2017 - 2018 Newsletters