The scope of the music program gives attention to each child’s individual stage of development through movement, speaking, playing and singing. Musical instruments, such as the xylophone (with removable wooden tone bars), metallophone (with removable metal tone bars), glockenspiel (small metal bars), and many non-pitched percussion instruments (such as the hand drum and shakers) are introduced to Early Childhood (age 2) students and are used consistently through the Sixth Grade. In Fourth Grade, students are introduced to the recorder and learn to read and perform written music. This learning process continues through the Sixth Grade. Throughout all grades, children are encouraged to sing both individually and as an ensemble.
Performance plays an important role in the music program. Your child will perform often for each other, for parents, and for friends of the school. Our major performances include the Winter Program, Grandparents’ Day, and the Spring Program.
We are days away from the Winter Program and every grade level is preparing!
What a joy it is when children's voices blend together to sing for the Winter Program.
We're working on melodies, harmonies, rounds, rhythms, claps, and all the things that make music so special!
The Winter Program begins at 6:30 at the Rohan Woods School Gymnasium (The Robert Ciampoli Gymnasium) on Thursday, December 7th.
Each grade level will sing two or three songs and the Honors Orff Music Ensemble will perform an instrumental piece as well.
We hope the experience of rehearsing, preparing, and singing will add to the enjoyment of every family during this holiday season!