All About Ms. Witmyer:
Music has always been a big part of my life and my music teachers throughout school were a big inspiration to me. Their passion for music fed my love and passion of music which inspired me to become a music teacher to pass on a love of music to more students. I believe that music is a very important part of education and that it helps not only with the other subjects in school, but also with the overall school experience for students.
Throughout high school I participated in my school’s Concert Band, Marching Band, Full Orchestra, Chorus, and Jazz Band. I was also in County Band, County Orchestra, District Band, Region Band, and RSYO (the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra). While in college I have participated in Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Trumpet Ensemble, and Brass Quintet.
Music at Leaksville Spray Elementary
Students at Leaksville-Spray study the basic music elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and expression. They use many different instruments including their voices and bodies, pitched Orff instruments, and unpitched percussion from around the world. Our students learn to sing and perform songs and games from many different countries. Each grade level presents a public program once a year.
All County Chorus
Our school is well-represented at the Rockingham County Elementary Choral Festival each year. Currently, twelve of our chorus members are rehearsing bi-weekly for this year’s Festival. They will then meet with 150 other students for a day-long rehearsal with a guest conductor from Appalachian State University. The Festival culminates with a public concert. This year’s festival will be on Friday, March 13. The concert will be presented at Rockingham County High School at 5:30 P.M.