•  The Louis Armstrong Middle School Music Department
     
    Ms. Abby Brody - orchestra, general music
    Ms. Quinn McClure - 7/8 chorus, 5-6 general music
    Mr. Randolph Smith, band, general music
    Ms. Julie Waters - 6 chorus, 5, 7th general music

     

    News

    26 of our 7th and 8th grade choir students attended the 9th Annual MEANYC All-County Festival at Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Feb 2-3, 2018.
     
    All County
     
     
    The NYSSMA solo Festival will be at Corona Arts and Science Academy on June 1, 2018.
      

     
    Our music program consists of our school band, chorus, orchestra and general music. We hold concerts in the winter and spring. Please check the school calendar for upcoming events.
     
     
  • Band
    Mr. Smith

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  • Chorus
    Ms. Quinn McClure, 7/8th grade Choir
    Ms. Julie Waters, 6th grade Chorus
     
    Past Repertoire

    Winter 2017

    7/8th Grade Choir
    We Need a Little Christmas - Jerry Herman, arr. Anita Kerr
    Walking in the Air - Howard Blake
    Přátelství - Czech Canon, ed & arr Doreen Rao
    Cantate Domino - Nancy Hill Cobb
    Hanukkah, Hanukkah - Dave and Jean Perry
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Melody

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2018

    "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story"

    6th Grade Chorus
    Rockin' Robin - J. Thomas, arr. Roger Emerson
    My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers
    Getting To Know You - Richard Rodgers
    Seize the Day - Alan Menken, arr. Roger Emerson

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story - Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Andy Beck
    I'll Be There - Barry Gordy, Hal Davis, et al, arr. Audrey Snyder
    Colors of the Wind - Alan Menken, arr. Audrey Snyder
    Don't Rain on My Parade - Jule Styne, arr. Lisa DeSpain

    Spring Concert 2018

    6th Grade Chorus
    Dodi Li - Israeli Song, arr. Doreen Rao
    Home to Oyster Bay - Thomas Elias Sugar
    Arrane ny Clean (Manx Lullaby) - Manx Folk Song, arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff
    The Rhythm of Life - Cy Coleman, arr. John Leavitt

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Bonse Aba - Traditional Zambian Song
    Come in from the Firefly Darkness - Amy F. Bernon
    The Journey - arr. Joseph M. Martin
    Oye - Jim Papoulis, arr. Francisco Nunez

     

    Winter 2016

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Young Rider - Balkan Folk Song
    Hashivenu - Doreen Rao
    When I Close My Eyes - Jim Papoulis
    Ding-a Ding-a Ding - Greg Gilpin
    Winter Troika Ride - Cristi Cary Miller
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Melody

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2017

    "I LOVE NY"

    6th Grade Chorus
    NYC - Charles Strouse
    Theme From New York, New York - John Kander, arr. Fred Ebb
    One - Marvin Hamlisch, arr. Anita Kerr
    Give My Regards to Broadway - George M. Cohan, arr. Carl Strommen

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Rent - Jonathan Larson, arr. Mac Huff
    Longest Time - Billy Joel
    Birdland - Josef Zawinul, arr. Roger Emerson
    The Schuyler Sisters - Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Spring Concert 2017

    6th Grade Chorus
    Gahu - Traditional Gahu Song, arr. Kathy Armstrong
    How Can I Keep From Singing? - Quaker Song, arr. Ginger B. Littleton
    Arlequin dans sa boutique - French Folk Song, arr. Earlene Rentz and Suzanne Rita Byrnes
    One - Marvin Hamlisch, arr. Anita Kerr

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Joshua! - Kirby Shaw
    Niska Banja - Serbian Gypsy Dance, arr. Nick Page
    Sing We and Chant it - Patrick Liebergen
    The Schuyler Sisters - Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Winter 2015

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Sih'r Khalaq - Jim Papoulis, ed. Sophia Miller
    Da Pacem Domine - Melchior Frank, arr. Mary Goetze
    Winter - John Krumm
    Everlasting Melody - Rollo A. Dilworth
    The Christmas Song - Mel Torme, Robert Wells, arr. Ed Lojeski
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Carol

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2016

    "...and the Tony Award Goes to..."

    6th Grade Chorus
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle, arr. Mac Huff
    A Whole New World - Alan Menken
    Kids! - Charles Strouse
    Do Re Mi - Richard Rodgers, arr. Mark Brymer

    7/8th Grade Choir
    One Short Day - Stephen Schwartz
    The House Upon the Hill - Lucy Simon
    What I Did For Love - Marvin Hamlisch, arr. Audrey Snyder
    Seasons of Love - Jonathan Larson, arr. Roger Emerson

     

    Spring Concert 2016

    6th Grade Chorus
    Distant Shore - Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid
    Promised Land - Natalie Sleeth
    Kang Ding Flower Song - Chinese Folk Song, arr. Victor C. Johnson
    Sansa Kroma - West African Game Song

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Svmer is acumen in - Middle English Rota
    Morning Song - Cherokee Amazing Grace, arr. James Green
    Haru Sugite - Traditional Japanese, Victor Johnson
    It Takes a Village to Raise a Child - Julie Gardner Bray
    What I Did For Love - Marvin Hamlisch, arr. Audrey Snyder

    Winter 2014

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Amani - Jim Papoulis, Jacques Sebisaho, arr. Francisco Nuñez
    Ríu, Ríu, Chíu - Spanish Carol, arr. Linda Steen Spevacek
    Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi, arr. Ed Lojeski
    Al Shlosha D'Varim - Allan E. Naplan
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Carol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2015

    "Billboard Top 10"

    6th Grade Chorus
    On Broadway - Barry Man, Cynthia Weil, arr. Kirby Shaw
    California Dreamin' - John and Michelle Phillips, arr. Roger Emerson
    ABC - Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, arr. Roger Emerson
    I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
    Celebration - Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, arr. Kirby Shaw

    7/8th Grade Choir
    My Heart Will Go On - James Horner, arr. Alan Billingsley
    Fireflies - Adam Young, arr. Mark Brymer
    Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream - Bruno Mars, Cornell Hayes, Ed Boyer, Ben Bram, Deke Sharon
    Counting Stars - Ryan Tedder, arr. Mark Brymer
    Happy - Pharrell Williams, arr. Mark Brymer

     

     

     

    Spring Concert 2015

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Kyrie Eleison - Franz Schubert, arr. Joyce Eilers
    The Sound of the Sea - Mark Wilson
    What a Wonderful World - George David Weiss and Bob Theile, arr. Mark A. Brymer
    Elijah Rock! - Traditional Spiritual, arr. Roger Emerson

    5th and 6th Grade Chorus Concert

    5th Grade Chorus
    Hine Ma Tov - Allan E. Naplan
    The Salley Gardens - arr. Benjamin Britten
    Fairest Lady - Nick Page
    A Zing-a Za - Brazilian Folk Song, arr. Mary Goetze
    Tue Tue - West African Folk Song

    6th Grade Chorus
    Peace Cantata - Traditional Songs, arr. Baruch Whitehead
    Rhythm of the Reggae - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
    Duke's Place - Duke Ellington, arr. Tom Anderson
    Kusimama - Jim Paplous, ed. Sophia Miller

    Winter 2013

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Cantate Domino - Nancy Hill Cobb
    Sing for Joy! - George F. Handel, ed & arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery
    Something Told the Wild Geese - Sherri Porterfield
    Hanukkah, Hanukkah - Dave and Jean Perry
    Cantique de Noël - Adolphe Adam
    Last Christmas - George Michael
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Melody

     

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2014

    "The Wonderful World of Disney"

    6th Grade Chorus
    Stand By Me - Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
    I See the Light - Alan Menken
    She's in Love - Alan Menken
    Dig a Little Deeper - Randy Newman
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Friend Like Me - Alan Menken
    Colors of the Wind - Alan Menken, arr. Audrey Snyder
    Breaking Free - David Nessim Lawrence, arr. Roger Emerson
    When You Wish Upon a Star - Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
    Seize the Day - Alan Menken, arr. Roger Emerson

    Spring Concert 2014

    6th Grade Chorus
    Dodi Li - Israeli Song, arr. Doreen Rao
    Home to Oyster Bay - Thomas Elias Sugar
    Arrane ny Clean (Manx Lullaby) - Manx Folk Song, arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff
    The Rhythm of Life - Cy Coleman, arr. John Leavitt

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Gabi, Gabi/Thuma Mina - South African Freedom Songs
    The Journey - arr. Joseph M. Martin
    I'll Be There - Barry Gordy, Hal Davis, et al, arr. Audrey Snyder
    It Don't Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington, arr. Mac Huff

     

     

    Winter 2012

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Bonse Aba - Traditional Zambian Song
    The Holidays are Here! - Carl Orff and Gunild Keatman
    Ding-a Ding-a Ding - Greg Gilpin
    Shehecheyanu - Charles Collins
    Young Rider - Balkan Folk Song
    Winter Troika Ride - Cristi Cary Miller
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Ukrainian Melody

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2013

    "Broadway: The Crossroads of the World"

    6th Grade Chorus
    Arabian Nights - Alan Menken
    The Journey Home - A. R. Rahman
    To Life - Jerry Bock
    They Live in You - Lebo M.
    My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Puttin' on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
    The Song of Purple Summer - Duncan Sheik, arr. Mark Brymer
    Wick - Lucy Simon
    Home - Alan Menken, arr. John Leavitt
    One Day More - Claude-Michel Schönberg

    Spring Concert 2013

    6th Grade Chorus
    Shake the Papaya Down - Calypso Song, arr. Ruth E. Dwyer and Judith M. Walker
    Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Trouble, Fly - Patricia McKernon Runkle
    Arlequin dans sa boutique - French Folk Song, arr. Earlene Rentz and Suzanne Rita Byrnes

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Dies Irae - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ed & arr. Patrick Liebergen
    Come in from the Firefly Darkness - Amy F. Bernon
    I Dream a World - André J. Thomas
    We're the Men - Jay Althouse

    Winter 2011

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Da Pacem Domine - Melchior Franck
    Christmas Canon - Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkell and Johann Pachelbel
    Kusimama - Jim Papoulis
    Hine Ma Tov - Allan E. Naplan
    Winter - John Krumm
    Everlasting Melody - Rollo Dilworth
    We Need a Little Christmas - Jerry Herman, arr. Anita Kerr
    Carol of the Bells - Ukrainian Bell Carol

     

     

    Choral Pops 2012

    "From Page to Stage"

    5/6th Grade Chorus
    Belle - Alan Menken
    Macavity: The Mystery Cat - Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
    If I Had a Fine White Horse - Marsha Norman
    Do-Re-Mi - Richard Rodgers, arr. Mark Brymer

    7th/8th Grade Choir
    Façade - Frank Wildhorn
    Angel of Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber
    The Military - Stephen Flaherty
    My New Philosophy - Andrew Lippa
    Ever After - Stephen Sondheim

    Spring Concert 2012

    6th Grade Chorus
    Amani Utupe - Patsy Ford Simms
    O Music - Lowell Mason, arr. Doreen Rao
    Distant Shore - Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid
    Until We Meet Again - Dean Marshall

    7th/8th Grade Choir
    Festival Sanctus - John Leavitt
    It Takes a Village to Raise a Child - Julie Gardner Bray
    My Own Song - Crystal La Point Kowalski
    Niska Banja - Serbian Gypsy Dance, arr. Nick Page

    Winter 2010

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Sansa Kroma - Ghanaian Folk Song, arr. Don Dupont and Brian Hiller
    Peace Cantata - inspired by Nick Page and Baruch Whitehead
    Al Shlosha D'Varmin - Allan E. Naplan
    Sing We on This Festive Day - arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
    Přátelství - Czech Canon, ed & arr Doreen Rao
    Christmas Time is Here - Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldo, arr. Teena Chinn
    Hannukah, Hannukah - Dave and Jean Perry
    Carol of the Bells - Ukrainian Bell Carol

     

     

     

     

    Choral Pops 2011

    "As Seen on TV"

    6th Grade Chorus
    Sing, Sing, Sing! - Louis Prima
    A Whole New World - Alan Menken
    Thank You For Being a Friend - Andrew Gold, arr. Greg Gilpin
    Kang Ding Flower Song - Chinese Folk Song, arr. Victor C. Johnson
    Anything You Can Do - Irving Berlin
    Lean On Me - Bill Withers

    7th/8th Grade Choir
    Video Killed the Radio Star - Bruce Woolley, Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes
    Fireflies - Adam Young, arr. Mark Brymer
    Carry on Wayward Son - Kerry Livgren, arr. Roger Emerson
    What a Wonderful World - George David Weiss, Bob Thiele, arr. Ruth Artman
    Don't Stop Believin' - Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Steve Perry, arr. Alan Billingsley

    Spring Concert 2011

    6th Grade Chorus
    Gahu - Traditional Gahu Song, arr. Kathy Armstrong
    How Can I Keep From Singing? - Quaker Song, arr. Ginger B. Littleton
    Hine Mah Tov - Hebrew Folk Song, arr. Henry Leck
    Rhythm of the Reggae - Mary Lynn Lightfoot

    7th/8th Grade Choir
    Obwisana - Folk songs from Ghana, arr. George L. O. Strid and Mary Donnelly
    Rise Up Singing! - Henry Purcell, ed & arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
    Dona Nobis Pacem - Traditional Round
    Promised Land - Natalie Sleeth
    ¡Cantar! - Jay Althouse

     

     

     

    Winter 2009

    6th Grade Chorus
    Stand By Me - Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
    Minka - Russian Folk Song, arr. Jill Ann Jones
    Carol of the Bells - Traditional Carol, arr. Kirby Shaw
    Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard, arr. Jeff Funk

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Antiphonal Deck the Hall - Traditional Welsh Air, Greg Gilpin
    Carol of the Bells - Ukranian Bell Carol
    Dodi Li - Nira Chen, arr. Dorren Rao
    Medieval Gloria - Vijay Singh
    The Rhythm of Life - Cy Coleman, arr. John Leavitt
    Feel Good - L. Craig Tyson, Leonard Scott, arr. Barbara Baker and David Elliott

    Choral Pops 2010

    "Broadway in the New Millenium"

    6th Grade Chorus
    Avenue Q Theme - Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle, arr. Mac Huff
    They Live in You - Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Lebo M
    Under the Sea - Alan Menken, arr. Mark Brymer
    Run, Freedom, Run - Mark Hollmann, arr. Mac Huff
    You Can't Stop the Beat - Marc Shaiman, arr. Mac Huff

    7/8th Grade Choir
    The Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Ed Lojeski
    One Short Day - Stephen Schwartz
    96,000 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Mac Huff
    The Song of Purple Summer - Duncan Sheik, arr. Mark Brymer
    One Day More - Claude-Michel Schönberg

    Spring Concert 2010

    6th Grade Chorus
    Duke's Place - Duke Ellington, arr. Tom Anderson
    Jubilate Deo - Michael Praetorius, arr. Doreen Rao
    Manx Lullaby (Arrane ny Clean) - Manx Folk Song, arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff
    Can Can - Jacques Offenbach, arr. Linda Spevacek

    7/8th Grade Choir
    Tiger! Tiger! - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
    The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky - Mary Lynn Lightfoot
    Siyahamba - South African Freedom Song

     

     

     

  • 7th/8th Grade Choir May 2016

     
  • Orchestra
    Ms. Brody
  • Winter Concert - December 2013 - Orchestra