Longhorn Music Department

Welcome to the Longhorn Music Department

At Leon Springs Elementary School, students in grades K-5 are on a six-day rotation schedule through Art, Music, Computers and P.E. Music Class focuses on various student-centered activities which include music reading skills, the singing of folk songs and multi-cultural music, folk dancing, creative movement, and playing on a variety of instruments both independently and in groups.

In addition to regular music rotation, students in 4th & 5th grade are encouraged to CLICK HERE to join one of LSE's music ensembles.

Email me  Telephone: 210-397-4400 ext 3103

About me… 

 My name is Emy Rojas and I am very proud to be the Music Specialist at Leon Springs Elementary! This year marks my twelfth year as an educator in NISD and 

I am very excited to begin my ninth year teaching at Leon Springs! In addition to my amazing job at LSE, I am a section leader and soloist for the chancel choir at San Pedro Presbyterian Church.

I grew up here in San Antonio and graduated from Judson High School in 2003. I graduated from Louisiana State University in the fall of 2007 with my Bachelor of Music Education degree EC-12th grade with an emphasis in vocal music.  

I have earned Levels I, II, and III in Orff Schulwerk at Trinity University, as well as Level 1 in both Kodaly and World Music Drumming.  I am a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, as well as the Central Texas Orff chapter of AOSA.  

In addition to singing, I enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my family, and performing folk dances with the German and Polish Folk Dancers of San Antonio! I play the bass guitar and ukulele and listen to all kinds of music (pop, rock, country, Broadway, classical, even movie soundtracks!)

Leon Springs Elementary Longhorn Choir Holiday Songbook 2019


Deck the Hall

Welsh Carol

(ONE hall, as in one big room where they have a party, not a lot of hallways)

Deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la, la la la, la la la Troll the ancient yuletide carol, Fa la la la la, la la la la

See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la la la la, la la la la Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la, la la la la Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la, la la la, la la la While I tell of yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la, la la la la

Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la

He’s haulin' through the snow at a frightening speed With a half a dozen deer with Rudy to lead He's got to wear his goggles 'cause the snow really flies And he's cruisin' every path with a little surprise

It's the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick) It's the little Saint Nick (little Saint Nick)

Better watch out, Santa Claus comes tonight! Tonight!

Sing 3x:

Oooooooo Merry Christmas Santa

(Christmas comes this time each year) Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus

Santa Claus comes tonight!

Holly Jolly Christmas

Words and Music by Johnny Marks, Arr. by Jill Gallina

Sing we joyous all together, Fa la la, la la la, la la la Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la, la la la la

H-O-L-L-Y J-O-L-L-Y

(Holly Jolly!)

Hang that holly nice and high, ‘cause jolly old Santa will be stopping by!

Have a holly, jolly Christmas It's the best time of the year

I don't know if there'll be snow But have a cup of cheer

Have a holly, jolly Christmas

And when you walk down the street

Say hello to friends you know And everyone you meet,

  Ho Ho Ho!

Oh, ho the mistletoe Hung where you can see Somebody waits for you Kiss them once for me

Have a holly, jolly Christmas And in case you didn't hear Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas… This year

H-O-L-L-Y J-O-L-L-Y

(Holly Jolly!)

A Santastic Christmas Welsh Carol , Music by Victor C. Johnson, Quoting Deck the Hall

Oooh, Merry Christmas!(Christmas comes this time each year) Oooh, Merry Christmas! (Christmas Comes this time each year ) Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus right down Santa Claus Lane

Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin' on the reins Bells are ringin', children singin', All is merry and bright (all is merry and bright) Hang your stockings and say your prayers 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight

So, you better watch out, You better not cry, Better not pout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town

(Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa) He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice,

Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town

(Christmas comes this time each year) He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake

He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!

Oh, you better watch out, You better not cry, Better not pout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town

(Christmas comes this time each year)

Run run reindeer (Run run reindeer), Run run reindeer, ooooh!

Run run reindeer (Run run reindeer )

Run run reindeer, he don’t miss no one


Silver Bells

By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.

Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile, And on every street corner you hear:

Silver bells (silver bells), Silver bells (silver bells)

It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling (ring-a-ling)

Hear them ring (hear them ring) Soon it will be Christmas day.

Strings of street lights, even stoplights blink a

bright red and green,

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures. Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch,

this is Santa’s big scene,

And above all the bustle you hear:

Silver bells (silver bells), Silver bells (silver bells)

It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling (ring-a-ling)

Hear them ring (hear them ring) Soon it will be Christmas day.

Part 1


Winter Fantasy by Jill Gallina

  Carol of the Bells Music by M. Leontovich, Words by Peter Wilhousky, Arr. By

Snowflakes falling all over town,

Slipping sliding everybody rushin’ round. There’s an icy chill in the air,

Telling us that winter’s really here. Oh!

I’m so glad that winter is here.

Grab your sled and let out a happy cheer

because it’s snowing, blowing, all through the day Winter winds will surely blow all your cares away.

Part 2

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way (ha ha ha!) Bells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright.

What fun it is to laugh and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

Hark how the bells, Sweet silver bells, All seem to say, Throw cares away

 Christmas is here, Bringing good cheer, To young and old, Meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong That is their song With joyful ring

All caroling.

One seems to hear Words of good cheer From everywhere Filling the air.

Part 1

Snowflakes falling all over town,

Slipping sliding everybody rushin’ round.

There’s an icy chill in the air,

Telling us that

winter’s really here. Oh!

I’m so glad that winter is here.

Grab your sled and let out a happy cheer because it’s Snowing, blowing,

all through the day Winter winds will surely blow all your cares away.

Part 2

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go,

Laughing all the way (ha ha ha!)

Bells on bobtails ring,

making spirits bright.

What fun it is to laugh and sing a sleighing song tonight. Oh!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a

one-horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

  Oh how they pound, Raising the sound, O'er hill and dale, Telling their tale.

Gaily they ring While people sing Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here.

Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

On on they send, On without end, Their joyful tone

To every home. (Repeat all, Add “On On they send” part & finish with): Ding dong ding dong

German


Silent Night

By Franz Gruber

 

Verse 1:

  I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Music by: John Rox

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!                 (Sh-til-uh knocked. High-lih-

guh knocked)

Alles schläft; einsam wacht.                   (All-us  sh-left,  eye-n-sum

vocked (rhyme with knock) Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar.                                                            (noor das tra-oo-tuh hok high-

lih-guh par (rhymes with car) Holder Knab’ im lockigen Haar,                                                            (holder k-nob-uh ihm lock-ih-

gun har (rhymes with car) Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh                                                            (Sh-loff   in  him-lish-er  roo) Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh     (Sh-loff   in  him-lish-er  roo)

Spanish Noche de paz, noche de amor,             (No-chay deh poss no-chay deh

ah-more)

Todo duerme en derredor.                   (Toe-dough dw-air-may ehn

deh-reh-dore) Entre los astros que esparcen su luz                                                            (Ehn-tray  los  ah-stros   kehs-par-

sehn soo loose)

Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús             (Beh-ya-noon-s-yawn-dwall

neen-yee-toe  Heh-soos)

Brilla la estrella de paz                          (Bree-ya la es-treh-ya deh poss)

Brilla la estrella de paz.                         (Bree-ya la es-treh-ya deh poss)

English Silent Night, Holy Night All is calm, all is bright.

Round yon virgin, mother and child Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do

Don't want a doll, No dinky tinker toy

I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

Verse 2: I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you? He won't have to use    A dirty chimney flue

Just bring him through the front door, That's the easy thing to do

Chorus: I can see me now on Christmas morning Creeping down the stairs

Oh what joy and what surprise When I open up my eyes

To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas Only a hippopotamus will do

No crocodiles, No rhinoceroses I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me, too

Verse 3: Mom says a hippo would eat me up but then Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him In our two car garage

I'd feed him there And wash him there , And give him his massage

Repeat Chorus


Jingle-Bell Rock By J. Beal and J. Boothe

Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock,

Alegre Vengo Traditional Puerto Rican Carol

Jingle-bell swing and jingle-bell ring. Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun. Now the jingle-hop has begun

Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, Jingle-bells chime in jingle-bell time. Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle-bell Square in the frosty air.

What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.

Jingle-bell time is a swell time

to go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh.

Giddy-ap, jingle-horse, pick up your feet, jingle around the clock;

Mix and mingle in a jin-gl-in’ beat, that’s the jingle-bell rock.

 ***

Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, Jingle-bells chime in jingle-bell time. Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle-bell Square in the frosty air.

What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.

Jingle-bell time is a swell time

to go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh.

Alegre vengo de la montaña de mi cabaña que alegre está

y a mis amigos les traigo flores

de las mejores de mi rosal.

Y a mis amigos les traigo flores de las mejores de mi rosal.

Con tamboriles, güiro y maracas

la serenata alegre está, deseo a todos por despedida años de vida y prosperidad. deseo a todos por despedida años de vida y prosperidad.

Desde la montaña Venimos aqui Para desearte

Para desearte un año feliz

Alegre vengo de la montaña

de mi cabaña que alegre está y a mis amigos les traigo flores

de las mejores de mi rosal.

Y a mis amigos les traigo flores

de las mejores de mi rosal.

  Ah-LEG-reh VEN-go deh la mone-TAWN-ya deh me cob-ON-ya ke_ah-LEG-reh-staw EEya mees ah-MEE-goes less TRY-go FLOR-es

deh las meh-HO-res deh me row-SALL EEya mees ah-MEE-goes less TRY-go FLOR-es

deh las meh-HO-res deh me row-SALL

Cone tom-bo-REE-les, gwee-ROY mah-RAH-cas

la sair-reh-NOT-ah   ah-LEG-reh STAW deh-SAYo a TOH-dose por des-peh DEE-dah On-yose deh VEE-dye pros-PAIR-ee-dod deh-SAYo a TOH-dose por des-peh DEE-dah On-yose deh VEE-dye pros-PAIR-ee-dod

DES-deh la mon-TAWN-ya VEH-nee-mos ah-KEY PA-rah deh-seh-AR-teh

PA-rah deh-seh-AR-teh_oon ahn-YO feh-LEES

Ah-LEG-reh VEN-go deh la mone-TAWN-ya deh mee cob-ON-ya ke_ah-LEG-ray-staw EEya mees ah-MEE-goes less TRY-go FLOR-es

deh las meh-HO-res deh mee row-SALL EEya mees ah-MEE-goes less TRY-go FLOR-es

deh las meh-HO-res deh mee row-SALL

Giddy-ap, jingle-horse, pick up your feet, jingle around the clock;

Mix and mingle in a jin-gl-in’ beat,

That’s the jingle-bell, that’s the jingle-bell, that’s the jingle-bell rock!

-Cheerfully I come from the mountain, from cabin that is so happy

and to my friends I bring the best flowers from my rosebush

-With tambourines, guiro and maracas, the serenade is so happy I wish everyone years of life and prosperity

-From the mountain we come here to wish you a happy year

By Teresa Jennings

Here comes the snow. It’s fallin’ down. It’s fallin’ gently upon the ground. Here comes the snow. It’s fallin’ down.

It leaves a blanket upon the ground, ground, ground.

Snow, snow, snow, snow! Snow, snow, snow, snow! Snow, snow, snow, snow! Snow, snow, snow, snow!

Peacefully the flakes of white are falling down on us tonight.

Stay in by the fireside

or bundle up and go outside.

Down the road upon a sleigh, just having fun this winter day.

Down a hill upon a sled

then snuggle in a winter bed.

Falling down, down, down, down. Falling down, down, down.

repeat all

Here comes the snow.


Rudolph the Reindeer

Words by: Robert L. May Music by: Johnny Marks

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen; Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen.

But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

The first time, only sing song, no extras. When song repeats, THEN do the extra stuff.

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer         (Reindeer)

had a very shiny nose.                          (Like a lightbulb!)

And if you ever saw him,                      (Saw him)

you would even say it glows.                (Like a flashlight!)

All of the other reindeer                       (Reindeer)

used to laugh and call him names.        (Like Pinocchio!) They never let poor Rudolph                                                            (Rudolph)

join in any reindeer games.                  (Like Monopoly!)

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Santa came to say:                               (Ho Ho Ho!) "Rudolph with your nose so bright,

won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him            (Loved him) as they shouted out with glee,   (Yippee!!) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,         (Reindeer)

you'll go down in history!                   (Like George Washington!)


Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad,

Feliz Navidad By: Jose Feliciano

  Hot Chocolate By Andy Beck and Brian Fisher

Tssss!

Hot!

Prospero año y felicidad. (Sing 2X)

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts. (Sing 2X)

Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad,

Prospero año y felicidad. (Sing 2X)

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts. (Sing 2X)

(Sing 1X) Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad,

Prospero año y felicidad.

Hot hot hot hot chocolate. I can’t get enough! Hot hot hot hot chocolate! It’s my favorite stuff. When the weather is freezing and you think you’ll turn to ice, there is nothing more pleasing than a mug of paradise.

Turn up the heat, make it steamy and sweet with marshmallows on the top.

Come fill me up to the top of my cup. I’m going to drink every drop!

Hot hot hot hot chocolate. I can’t get enough!

Hot hot hot hot chocolate. It’s my favorite stuff!

Group 1 (6x):    Hot . . Hot chocolate!

Group 2 (2x): (rest) Tssss! Make it steamy!

(rest) Tssss! Rich and creamy!

Group 3 (1x):    Marshmallows are floating on the top! Whipped cream I’m never gonna stop!

Turn up the heat, make it steamy and sweet with marshmallows on the top.

Come fill me up to the top of my cup. I’m going to drink every drop!

Hot hot hot hot chocolate. (hot chocolate!) I can’t get enough! Hot hot hot hot chocolate. (hot chocolate!) It’s my favorite stuff!

I can’t get enough!

I need a fix made from scratch or a mix! Hot chocolate!

HOT!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Edward Pola and George Wyle, Arr. by Jay Althouse

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year With the kids jingle belling,

And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It's the hap -happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and hap -happy meetings When friends come to call

It's the hap - happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow

There'll be scary ghost stories (ooh) And tales of the glories of (ah) Christmases long, long ago

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

There'll be much mistletoe-ing

And hearts will be glowing when love ones are near It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year


 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks, Arr. by Pete Scmutte

Must Be Santa Words and Music by: Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks

Who's got a beard that's long and white? Santa's got a beard that's long and white Who comes around on a special night? Santa comes around on a special night

Special night, beard that's white Must be Santa, must be Santa Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Who's got boots and a suit of red? Santa's got boots and a suit of red Who wears a long cap on his head? Santa wears a long cap on his head

Cap on head, suit that's red Special night, beard that's white Must be Santa, must be Santa Must be Santa, Santa Claus

Who's got a big red cherry nose? Santa's got a big red cherry nose Who laughs this way, "ho, ho, ho!"? Santa laughs this way, "ho, ho, ho!"

Rockin' around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop

Rockin' around the Christmas tree Let the Christmas spirit ring

Later we'll have some pumpkin pie And we'll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling

When you hear

Voices singing let's be jolly

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin' around the Christmas tree Have a happy holiday

Everyone dancing merrily

In the new old fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling When you hear

Voices singing let's be jolly

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin' around the Christmas tree

Have a happy holiday Everyone dancing merrily

In the new old fashioned way

  Ho, ho, ho, cherry nose Cap on head, suit that's red

Special night, beard that's white Must be Santa, must be Santa

Who very soon will come our way? Santa very soon will come our way Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh Santa’s little reindeer pull his sleigh!

Reindeer sleigh, come our way Ho, ho, ho, cherry nose

Cap on head, suit that’s red Special night, beard that’s white

Must be Santa, must be Santa, Must be Santa, Santa Claus (Repeat)


Hot Cup of Cocoa by Phyllis Aleta Wolfe

Twelve Days of Christmas Traditional English Carol

It’s c-c-c-c cold outside!

I’m f-f-f-f freezing!       Brrrr!

My nose is getting runny!        Sniff! Sniff! I hope I don’t start sneezing!      Ah-choo! My t-t-t-t tootsies are F-R-O-Z-E-N!

That’s frozen!

If I counted I’m not sure that I would still have ten!

I want a hot cup of cocoa with a marshmallow or two!

I want a hot cup of liquid love, only the choc’late kind will do! I want a hot cup of cocoa to warm me up from head to toe!

Make it in a mug! Pour it in a cup;

Serve it on a saucer and warm me up, with a h-h-h-h hot! c-c-c-c cup, of c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-co-co-coa!

It’s n-n-n-n nippy! (It’s n-n-n-n nippy!)

The wind is really blowing! (The wind is really blowing!) I wonder if it ever (I wonder if it ever)

Will stop s-s-s snowing! (Will stop s-s-s snowing!)

There’s o-o-only one thing (There’s o-o-only one thing) That will warm my frozen feet

A nice and hot, like-a-lot, steamy cup of “choc-o-lot”

will turn up my heat!

I want a hot cup of cocoa with a marshmallow or two!

I want a hot cup of liquid love, only the choc’late kind will do! I want a hot cup of cocoa to warm me up from head to toe!

Make it in a mug! Pour it in a cup;

Serve it on a saucer and warm me up, with a h-h-h-h-hot,

c-c-c-c-cup!

Chase away the chill of winter; Warm me up with a h-h-h-h-hot, c-c-c-c-cup, of c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-co-coa!

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves, and

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Three French hens,

Two turtle doves, and

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Four calling birds,

Three French hens, Two turtle doves, and

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, and

A partridge in a pear tree.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Six geese a-laying, 5...4...3...2...

….. and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Seven swans a-swimming….

….. and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Eight maids a-milking,

…..and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Nine ladies dancing…..

….. and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Ten lords a-leaping….. …. and a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Eleven pipers piping…..

….. And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Twelve drummers drumming,…... …... And a partridge in a pear tree.

5th Grade Promotion Music "I Was Here"

Words and Music by: Gary Burr, Hillary Dawn Scott, & Victoria Shaw

You will notice me

I'll be leaving my mark like initials carved in an old oak tree You wait and see

Maybe I'll write like Twain wrote Maybe I'll paint like Van Gogh Cure the common cold

I don't know but I'm ready start cause I know in my heart

I wanna do something that matters Say something different

Something that sets the whole world on its ear I wanna do something better

With the time I've been given And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life Leave nothing less

Than something that says "I was here"

I will prove you wrong

If you think I'm all talk, you're in for a shock Cause this dream's too strong

And before too long

Maybe I'll compose symphonies, Maybe I'll fight for world peace Cause I know it's my destiny

To leave more than a trace of myself in this place

I wanna do something that matters Say something different

Something that sets the whole world on its ear I wanna do something better

With the time I've been given And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life Leave nothing less

Than something that says "I was here"

And I know that I will do more than just pass through this life I'll leave nothing less than something that says …

"I was here" "I was here"


"Leon Springs School Song"

Leon Springs, oh Leon Springs We pledge our loyalty We’re Longhorns, with pride we sing And this we all agree

To do our best with every test Reaching goals once out of hand

Leon Springs, oh Leon Springs, Our future’s in your hands

Leon Springs, our Leon Springs The best school in the land!

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