Quote of the month. "WITHOUT MUSIC, LIFE WOULD BE A MISTAKE" FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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END OF THE YEAR MUSIC & ART SHOW

May 28th at 11:00 am - Kg3 - 1st grade

May 29th at 1:00 pm - 2nd - 5th grade

We are working on our End of the year program, and we decided to salute Queen's biggest hits, from "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" to "Bohemian Rhapsody". All our students are very excited. Pianist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor blended progressive rock and heavy metal with glam rock and operatic camp.

They released 18 No. 1 albums and sold more than 150 albums since the group was launched in 1970.

10 Facts You May Not Know about Queen:

  1. Freddie Mercury, who studied art and graphic design at Ealing Art College, designed the Queen emblem.
  2. Mercury also came up with the name “Queen” for the band, calling “a strong name, very universal and immediate” and “open to all sorts of interpretations.”
  3. All four members of Queen were well-educated, and at least two were geeks as well. Guitarist Brian May, who earned his Ph.D in astrophysics in 2007, built his own guitar. Bassist John Deacon was an electronics engineer who built some of the band’s equipment including its trademark Deacy Amplifiers.
  4. Queen not only recorded 18 chart-topping singles, every member of the band wrote at least one of the 18 singles.
  5. “Another One Bites the Dust” never was meant to be a single until Michael Jackson caught a performance in Los Angeles and convinced Queen to issue it as a single.
  6. Mercury owned as many as 10 cats, dedicating an album and a song – “Mr. Bad Guy” – to his feline friends.
  7. Mercury’s familiar mic stand stick happened by accident. When his mic stand snapped in two during a performance early in Queen's career, Mercury carried on with the show and discovered he liked the unusual arrangement.
  8. Queen won the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1990. All four members of the band came to the stage to accept the award. It was Mercury's last appearance in front of an audience before his death in 1991 from AIDS-complicated pneumonia.
  9. Freddie Mercury's birth name was Farrokh Bulsara. He and his family were Parsi, originally from India. He legally changed his name to Freddie Mercury around 1970 when Queen was formed.
  10. When asked what one of Queen's most famous songs, “Bohemian Rhapsody” meant, Mercury replied, "It bears no real meaning. It's all rhyming nonsense."

Queen LIVE AID 1985

Live Aid, which took place simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985, was the most ambitious rock concert of its era. The result was a 16-hour concert featuring more than 50 sets from the biggest pop and rock acts of the era.

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Queen, Queen!

The band logo was designed by Freddie Mercury shortly before the official release of their debut album. The logo illustrates the zodiac signs of all four members of the band – two lions for Leo (Deacon and Taylor), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury)

print the QUEEN Band Logo and have fun!

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Useful Resources

  • Articles
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    • Art for Kids Hub - Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt with the help of free videos featuring kids and adults creating art together.
    • Classics for Kids: This website offers fun and games that enhance children’s understanding of music for children of ages 7 and above.
    • Painting Activities for Kids: This website offers more than 60 painting activities for kids which include spin painting, puffy painting and body painting for all ages and stages.