Lower School Chorus

Lower School Chorus will continue this year and is open to all 4th and 5th grade Champions!  Students should have received a letter in their folders today with all of the information and permission slip, but if you missed it you may click here for another copy. All Champions MUST turn in a signed permission slip!  Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30 AM in the upstairs drama room.  Following that rehearsal, we will meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30-8:00 AM.  Please contact me (erikawellman@icimagine.org) if you have any questions or need more information!

Register now for the Fine Arts 5k!!

Calling all runners and walkers!! Come join us at Carrier Park on Saturday, September 2 for our second annual Fine Arts 5K and Fun Run sponsored by Morton Insurance Agency!

The route will be through Carrier Park and will feature performances by our very own IC Imagine band students. This year we are also offering a 1 mile Fun Run as well! All participants will have the opportunity to tie-dye their race t-shirts after they cross the finish line.

All levels of runners and walkers are welcome to participate! Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top finishers in each age group for the 5k.

Early registration before August 19 for the 5k is $25.00, and $10.00 for the fun run, and you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Online registration will still be available for the 5k from August 20-August 30 for $30.00 but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAY! If you have not yet registered you can still run! Race day registration will open at 8:00 AM at Carrier Park (500 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC, 28806). Please note that the cost will be $35.00 and you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Fine Arts Departments of IC Imagine Charter School in Asheville, NC.

Click here to register!


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  I am so thrilled to be returning to IC Imagine and continuing my position as the K-5 Music Collegiate Leader!  We are going to have an exciting and meaningful year together and I can’t wait to begin our journey.  I look forward to seeing you all at our Open House on Monday, August 7.  Please see below for the designated times for Champions to visit their specified grade level:

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Kindergarten and 2nd grade

9:00 – 10:00 AM: 1st and 5th grades

10:00 – 11:00 AM: 3rd grade

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 4th grade

1:00 – 3:00 PM: Middle School (6th-8th grades)

See you Monday!

Third Grade Music Program!

Our third grade students will be presenting their musical program “Look to the Future” in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 PM at Bent Creek Baptist Church.  All Champions need to be at the church in their school uniforms (black or white polo shirts if possible) at 5:30 PM.  Please make sure that your calendars are marked and friends and family are invited to join us!

Order a Recorder!

All third, fourth, and fifth grade students at IC Imagine will be playing recorders in their general music classes this year.  I will be making a bulk order of high quality instruments for anyone that would like to purchase one for their Champion.  If you are interested in purchasing a recorder for your student, please go to orgsonline to place your order.  Each recorder is $5.50, which includes a zippered case, neck strap, and the instrument.  You may pay for the recorders online from now through Tuesday, January 24, then the order will be placed.

Champions are not required to purchase a recorder, but it is heavily encouraged.  If your student has their own recorder, they will be able to take it home to practice, as well as use it in class.  If they do not have their own, they will use a classroom recorder and will not be able to take it home with them.  If your student already has their own recorder from last year they are certainly welcome to use that again this year.  

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.  I am eager to begin this exciting musical unit with your Champions!

Music Room Happenings!

This week our Kindergarten students are using the song “Hunt the Cows” to help us learn about sections of music that are the same and different.  Champions also used the woodblocks to keep the steady beat as the “farmers” woke up the “sleepyheads!”


First and second grade Champions are learning about the musical words staccato and legato, as well as musical form.  They used scarves to activate the listening lesson with the piece “Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson.

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Calling all singers!

I am so excited to begin the first ever Lower School 4th and 5th grade Choir at IC Imagine!  All 4th and 5th grade families should have received a letter the week before Fall Break with all of the information and permission slip, but if you missed it you may click here for another copy. All Champions MUST turn in a signed permission slip!  Our first rehearsal will be on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 AM in the upstairs Middle and Upper School chorus room.  Following that rehearsal, we will meet every Monday and Thursday morning from 7:30-8:00 AM.  All interested students are welcome to attend!