Students in grades one through six meet for music once each week. Students in K4 and K5 meet twice each week for music. Each music class includes activities in which students are singing, chanting and moving. We not only learn “about” music, but we “do” music; music becomes a verb in our music classes! Students listen to and sing songs in a variety of tonalities and meters from all over the world. We also learn about and play music games from this country and other countries.
Students in grade one through six also learn to perform on a variety of percussion instruments in addition to Orff instruments. The Orff instruments are a collection of pitched percussion instruments that include a variety of glockenspiels, xylophones and metallophones. Students will often learn to sing a harmony part for a song and they will then learn how to perform that same harmony part on the instruments.
All students participate in a Christmas program each December. Each grade sings and, often, performs on the Orff instruments mentioned above. This is an exciting event for everyone! Students who are learning to play an instrument also present a spring concert every year. They receive a chance to show off their new skills for all of their family and friends.
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