Music education provides the means to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic growth, expand interest, and challenge abilities. Music education provides all students with the opportunity to learn. Playing instruments, singing, moving to music, and creating music enables students to acquire musical skills and knowledge that can be developed in no other way. Learning to read music gives students a skill with which to explore music independently and with others. Also, to participate fully in a diverse, global society, students understand their own historical and cultural heritage society, and those of others within their communities and beyond.
Our school represents many cultures and nationalities. Using an international theme, the African drums have been integrated into the music curriculum. The African drums are musical instruments, ceremonial objects and means of communication in the African culture. Our students have enjoyed learning about the drums and playing them.
Students reap the benefits of Mrs. Gilbert's Grants
People have been playing recorders for hundreds of years. The recorder is a kind of fipple flute. Recorders are great "starter" instruments for music students. All students in third, fourth, and fifth grades are given the opportunity to participate in learning to play the recorder. Students purchase the recorder and practice during their weekly music class