Music Memory!

Hello Zilker Parents!

The entire 3rd-5th grade did an incredible job actively listening, understanding, and analyzing the 16 pieces of music on our MM list this year! We had pieces from the renaissance’s El Grillo all the way to a selection from John Williams’ Star Wars Episode 4!

Letters have been sent home (in Thursday folders) to all students who qualified for the next step which is the Hubba Hubba Hard Test which helps me select the 24 students for the Music Memory Team that goes to the district contest.

I’m only offering 2 after school test taking opportunities next week. One is on Tuesday and the other on Thursday. Please pencil one of these two dates on your calendar, or contact me by next Tuesday to make a special arrangement.


Thank you for your support of our Music Education department!


Ms. Garcia


Zilker’s Got Talent Auditions are this Tuesday and Wednesday!!!

Greetings and Welcome Back!

We are excited to host our ZGT Preview/Auditions this week! They will be held in the Music Room (Room 101).  Please read the ZGT information form carefully with your child and provide as much information as possible.

If you are in need of a hard copy of this form, you can get one with Ms. Meadgen at the office, or with Ms. Garcia in the Music Room.

Day of:

  • Your child must have a signed auditon form in hand when they enter the room.
  • Tuesday auditions are for PK-2nd and usually run until 4:30.  Parents are welcomed to sit with their child while they wait for their number to be called.
  • Wednesday auditions are for 3rd-5th and tend to run longer. Please be patient and know that if your number is higher than 20, you will likely be called after 4 pm.  (Last year auditions went til almost 6 pm)
  • The judges and Ms. Garcia will do everything in their powers to keep things moving along, so help us by having music and props in hand.
  • Quiet hallways during auditions.

Thank you for your support of these special auditions and the big Talent Show that follows in April!

If you have any quesitons, please email Ms. Garcia.

We are excited to see all of the wonderful acts!

ZGT Letter and Form

Calling all 4th grade Actors and Actresses! Pirates, The Musical needs you!


Our Musical is scheduled for March 9th at 2 pm and 4 pm.

If your child is interested in auditioning they may pick up a packet on Monday, Jan. 9th from me in the Music Room. 🙂

Please look over all of the information in Monday’s packet if your child is interested in auditioning. There is lots of hard work that will go into making this year’s musical a great success. And we’ll need your support!


Thank you for always supporting your child’s Music Education!

-Ms. Garcia

parent letter

Holiday Sing-A-Long

Our Panthers have been hard at work practicing for the Holiday Sing-a-Long that will be held December 20th at 9am in the cafeteria.  As a part of our multicultural program, Pre-k students have been learning “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”, Kinder and First – Christmas, 2nd-Hanukkah, 3rd-Kwanzaa, 4th- Diwali, and 5th-Ramadan.  Happy Holidays!


Veterans Day Concert, Thursday, November 10th

Greetings Zilker Community!

Please join us for our 3rd annual Zilker Veterans Day Concert presented by our 2nd and 3rd graders where we will pay tribute to our men and women in the armed forces.

Our evening program begins at 6 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Veterans Day Concert

ZPanther Choir T-Shirt Contest Entried Due Monday by 4 pm!

All student design entries are due on Monday by 4 pm!

You may drop off entries at the office or in the Music Room.

Thank you!

ZPC TShirt Contest Flyer

Recorders are coming, Recorders are coming!

4th grade Parents,

Thank you so much for sending in the $6 for your children’s instrument. Also, a special thank to the special donations that were submitted for those students who will need a recorder and may not be able to afford one. Recorders will be order and hopefully arrive by the end of the month!

FYI-Your child is more than welcomed to use a hand me down recorder of good quality for class, or may purchase one and have one at home for practice.

5th grade parents,

Please remind your 5th grade child to bring their recorder to Music Class next week!


Ms. Garcia


Honor Choir Auditions for 5th graders

Hello 5th grade parents!

It’s that time of year! Last week I extended an invitation to all of our 5th graders to audition for this very special district choir festival. We have also been rehearsing the Autumn Canon audition piece during Music Class. Auditions are at the end of this week and if your child is interested, please see attachment.

Please know that the guidelines in choosing our honor choir students are needed because of the large pool of talent at Zilker Elementary and the small number that I am allowed to bring to the Choral Festival. They will be singing with Middle School and High School students and have been known (the Elementary Honor Choir) to match the quality and caliber of their older representatives. 🙂

Thank you so much for your interest and support of this special opportunity.


Ms. Garcia



Zilker Honor Choir

Special Announcement for 3rd grade and any 4th or 5th grader too!

Choir is in full swing and I am excited to say that we have plenty of spots left! So we are adding a few more days of auditions! 3rd grade is now welcomed to audition, as well.

Thank you for your patience and support as I see what works well for a balanced choir!

Auditions: Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday!

Please see attachment!

-Ms. Garcia

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!