Welcome to Choir and Music with Mrs. Castille!

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Welcome to Mrs. Castille's page! I'm so excited to start my second year at Barber Middle School! I taught here my first 2 years of teaching and then had the opportunity to lead the choir at Dickinson HS for 6 years. I am looking forward to the year ahead and having the opportunity to give BMS the best choir/music experience EVER! 
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Nicole Castille
281-229-6930
ncastille@dickinsonisd.org

Office Times: 10:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm I will be able to answer your emails and phone calls through out the day, but these times specify when I should be able to contact you back right away. If you call, please be sure to leave a message, I will receive it in email form and be able to connect back with you.



Click on the Mic Check image below to see our monthly/unit choir updates, reminders, news and activities!

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Hey Choir/Music Parents and Students! I am missing everyone so much and hope and pray that this all will be over soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves and try to keep yourselves engaged whether it be school work, being creative, sharing your talents, keeping music alive and spreading good vibes (which is what we need) or simply watching a movie or read a book or several! Try not to bog yourself down with worry, all it does is keep you stressed. Until we get to see each other again, please follow the information below to find some fun challenges to keep you engaged and learning about music and others in your class. Also, check out the tab labeled "At Home Activities" to find other online experiences to keep you from pulling out your hair from boredom.

Important UPDATED information: Please read!

In order to keep students engaged during this time at home, I will be uploading a few challenges and/or assignments each week to be completed. 

5th grade Music students: Please sign up for the two following tools:

Google Classroom: All students should have a google log in through the school. 

Please log in and find our 5th grade Music class using class code 7q3xmgc.  

Flip Grid: I will be using this tool so that we can create videos and still hold "class" remotely. Once you've downloaded Flip Grid to your device or found the website on the computer (www.flipgrid.com), the code to find our grid is castille1687. Your first challenge is already up, go do it!

6th grade choir students: If you have not already, please sign up for the following:

Remind 101-This is a tool used for text messaging except your phone number is kept private, but we can still communicate through this app. Please send me any questions or concerns here. Text @bmschoirpa to 81010. 

Google Classroom: All students should have a google log in through the school.

Please log in and find our 6th grade choir class using Class code 5d567xp. 

Flip Grid: I will be using this tool so that we can create videos and still hold "class" remotely. We will at least be able to see each others faces.
I will be posting different challenges/assignments on the google classroom but you will need flip grid to complete some of the challenges.Once you've downloaded Flip Grid on your device or found the website on the computer (www.flipgrid.com), the code to find our grid is castille8129.

DIGITAL PERFORMANCES:

Spend some time watching and listening to some amazing performances online! The Metropolitan Opera is offering FREE screenings of some of the world's greatest operas, with the absolute BEST singers in opera. Youtube is also filled with videos of some of the best choirs in the world! Now is the time to explore!

The Met Opera - (Nightly stream; new opera each night; starts at 6:30pm and is available for the next 24 hours)

Great Choral Performances to watch on Youtube -

Look up any Houston area choirs and take a listen:

Houston Chamber Choir

Houston Men's Chorus-Look up "Near, my God, to thee," it's beautiful and my college friend, JR Smith, is the soloist!

Houston Show Choir

Some of my favorite videos! Take a listen!

Say Something w/Fifth Harmony-Kids around your age killin' it! Beautiful singing here! Watch more of them!

Eric Whitare's Virtual Choir

Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0

O fortuna (from Carl Orff's large work, Carmina Burana)

*This is just a short list. Let these videos lead you to many others! There is SO. MUCH. out there!

THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS PRACTICE:

Music Theory This website has many lessons where you can refresh yourself on information you already know, or even learn something new! There are also exercises you can complete to test your knowledge.

SingWise This website has lots of information about the science behind your voice and the way it works. Also lots of useful information on best practices for healthy singing!!

Sightreading Factory I will be making a tutorial video on how to use this site to keep up your sight reading skills, but until then, feel free to play on the site on your own!

MUSIC GAMES:

Whack-a-Note

Music Games (LOTS of them)

Music Invaders

Music Tech Teacher Games/Quizzes

 



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Husband, Chad

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Bella!

I attended Dickinson ISD when in school and graduated DHS in 2004. I went to San Jacinto College- Central Campus until 2007 pursuing my Music education degree. I transferred to Sam Houston State University where I graduated with my Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education-specialty in Choral studies.

I am married to my best friend, Chad. We don't have any children yet, but we do have a fur baby who is very special to us. Her name is Bella and she's a chihuahua mix. 

I love to sing! Not only do I work in music all week, but I'm also a Music Leader at my church on Sundays. I love picking the music to worship with!

I enjoy meeting new people and hanging out with family and friends. 

Conference-7:55-9:25AM

5th Grade Music-9:25-10:10AM

5th Grade Music-10:10-10:55AM

6th Grade Choir-10:57-11:42AM

6th Grade Choir-11:42-12:27PM

Lunch Duty-12:29-12:59PM

Lunch-1:00-1:30PM

5th STEM Music-1:45-2:30PM

6th STEM Choir-2:30-3:15PM

6th grade Choir Syllabus-Sign and Return by Friday, August 30th
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