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!

Attention: Choir Audition extended into Next Week!

Hey Parents of 4th and 5th graders!!!

A huge thank you to all of the kiddos who’ve already auditioned! The names of students accepted is NOW posted outside the Music Room!

We are extending the choir auditions so that all of the Panthers who still want to join choir can try out!

Next  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday right after school will be the days offered.

Audition process is fairly simple and the only person they sing for is me! Ms. Garcia!

If your child is new to Zilker and doesn’t yet know the audition song, you are welcomed to sing Happy Birthday instead!

New first day for choir! September 13!!! 

We are looking to fill up spots and get started on prepping our Fall Concert! It’s going to be a great year for the Panther Choir!

-Ms. Garcia


Choir Information

Music Memory 2016-17 Information

Greetings Parents,

Please read the attached welcome letter if you’d like more information about the Music Memory Program in your child’s Music Class.

Thank you for supporting your child’s Music Education

Music Memory Letter

Recorder Time!

Hey Parents!

It’s that time again!

We will be placing orders for our 4th grade recorders in 2 weeks. Please send in recorder money in any envelope or ziploc with your child’s name and teacher’s name.

If there is a financial need, please send a note and we will take care of your child’s recorder fee.

New to Zilker students may also bring money to buy a recorder during their specials time.

Thank you for providing this instrument to further your child’s Music Education!

Recorder Letter

Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math™

Rhythm & Percussion with Sound Math™

Thursday’s – 9/15/16 – 11/17/16  10 weeks / 3:10 pm-4:10 pm 

Hand-percussion is incredibly powerful, fun, and a great way to connect and grow with friends. You will be amazed at how your rhythm on percussion, will transfer over to piano, violin, and any other instrument. Our curriculum is simple, comprehensive, and delivers amazing results in a short time. The atmosphere is one of strategic games, enhancing creativity, having fun, connectivity, growing listening ability, developing attention, and strengthening learning ability. We’ll have an incredible performance on the last day. Workbook and materials included. Our staff is compiled of outstanding percussionists, drummers, and music educators with music degrees and extensive teaching and performing backgrounds.


10 weeks after school / Thursday’s / total cost $220

Thank you!

For more information visit http://soundformationmusic.com/after-school-class/


Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math

Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math-Wednesdays 4/13-5/25: This class will allow your child to learn music the first day, building confidence and having lots of fun through rhythm and games! The benefits include: musical understanding, having a lot of fun making music right away which builds confidence ~ Working in a group together: music has a special harmony and synchronization that doesn’t always occur in other subjects ~ playing hand drums with both hands creates brain hemisphere balance & motor skill development ~ Rhythm contains: division, multiplication, addition, subtraction, counting, cardinality, algebra, ratios, and even geometry ~ attention and listening ability are enhanced and developed through games and exercises. Please visit us and register, soundformation@gmail.com or call 303-746-3039 we look forward to seeing you!

Flyer for Class

Zilker’s Got Talent Show Volunteers Needed!

Hello Zilker Parents and Community Members, 

We are in need of parent volunteers for next week’s Zilker’s Got Talent Shows. 

4 parent volunteers are needed for the PK-2nd grade show on Thursday, April 7th from 12:45 pm- 2:15. 

4 parent volunteers are needed for the first shift of the 3rd-5th grade show on Friday, April 8th from 5:30-7:00 pm. 

4 parent volunteers are needed for the second shift of the 3rd-5th grade show on Friday, April 8th from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.  

Please email Ms. Garcia at elda.garcia@austinisd.org to sign up for a shift. 

Thank you so much!