Music class is an exciting place to learn. Grounded in the Georgia Performance Music Standards, students explore the wonderful world of music through singing, dancing, performing on instruments, listening, and composition. The basic musical concepts of melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and dynamics are woven into each creative class lesson. Students learn to read melodic and rhythmic notation. Music class is a place where every child can succeed and leave knowing they are special.
Music class is offered on a five day, rotating schedule. One day each week students have music, one day they have art, two days they have Physical Education, and the remaining day is on a rotation. The rotation includes keyboarding, media center activities, career exploration with our counselor and physical education.
Grading is based on participation. Grades are notated by P=pass or F=fail on report cards.
PBIS Rules and Expectations: STAR: Show respect, Take Responsibility, And be, Ready! The 7 Mindsets are taught and encouraged.
4th grade students that love to sing are encourage to join the 4th Grade Chorus. Chorus meets Tuesday mornings before school. These students will preform several times throughout the school year.
Each 5th grade student learns to play the soprano recorder during the year. These students have the exciting opportunity to play and sing with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in the spring. This Link-up concert is sponsored by Carnegie Hall in New York and is a non-threatening environment for music success.
Performance opportunities include: A yearly school-wide Talent Show, a week titled, ”Carnegie Hall,” The Drama department’s Spring musical, The Elves Impersonator program for 3rd grade, the White Christmas program and Honor’s Day.