Music (Preschool - 8)

Music (Preschool - 8)

Early Childhood

Traditional and Montessori Preschool (3- and 4-year-olds):

  • singing games, steady beat activities, theatrical story telling

 

Traditional and Montessori Kindergarten:

  •  solo and group singing
  • exploration with non-pitched percussion intruments
  • Valentine Tea performance

Primary (Grades 1-3)

Grades  1 & 2

  • classroom mallet exploration
  • reading music of various layers and textures
  • combined Christmas program

 Grade 3

  • utilizing more advanced mallet isntrumentation
  • part-singing and ear training
  • begin recorder training
  • spring music showcase
  • optional extracurricular handchime choir

Intermediate (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4, 5 & 6

  • advanced mallet work and music reading
  • music history and learning different styles of music
  • music composition: Improvisation, Handwritten and Finale Music Writing Software
  • mini-musical
  • beginning of music elective classes (band or choir) in addition to weekly General Music
  • optional extracurricular handchime choir

Junior High ( Grades 7-8)

Grade 7

In addition to weekly General Music, students choose between the following music electives:

  • Choir
  • Band
  • Percussion Ensemble

Grade 8

During the first and third trimesters, eighth graders choose between taking choir, band, or percussion as a Music elective. The second trimester revolves around the musical, for which students have the option of being in the cast or artistic design team.