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 Third 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.
A Big Thank You to all who helped make it a banner year!
First and foremost: A BIGGGG Thank you to all the parents and beautiful stars (children) who helped make this one of the best years ever in music! When the end of the year festivities come to a close, we pause, take a big breath, say a big thank you and then... keep going!
The Spring Program "America the Beautiful" was well received and resonated with so many people! Visitors, parents, students, faculty, and Administration all heard and shared positive comments about how involved the students were and how expressive they were in singing and sharing the songs. The HOME group (Honors Orff Music Ensemble) performed an instrumental version of "America" (Our Country Tis of Thee) and all-in-all everyone enjoyed the program!
End of year class activities involved reviewing musical concepts learned during the year and celebrating accomplishments by every class!
Mr. D. will be here over the summer giving guitar lessons, ukulele lessons, voice lessons, and bass-guitar lessons and occasionally offering "You're in the Band" get-togethers for students and parents alike. If you are interested, please call or contact Mr. D. at the school number, or on his cell at 314-803-6519. Individual lessons are coordinated with Mr. D. directly and not through the school office.
Have a great summer and please keep in touch!