Music Opportunities

Classroom Music: Children have weekly music instruction in grades K-6. Classroom instruction promotes good singing, the development of the ear, and rhythmic coordination. Children are exposed to the fundamentals and foundations of musical concepts, and traditional and varied musical styles. Grade three students are taught recorder (a simple wind instrument).

Vocal Music: Chorus meets weekly during the school day for grades 4 and 5. This is a regular weekly class with performance commitments. Sixth Grade Chorus meets once a week during the school day. Enrollment is open to all interested sixth grade students. Performances are given 2-3 times a year.

Instrumental Music: Students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to further their talents by playing a band instrument (fee-based). Group music lessons are given 20 minutes once per week and are rotated where possible to avoid taking children out of the same class each week. There are three instrumental music organizations of varied levels of interest and proficiency. Beginners are in the Beginner Band (commences in February) while more advanced students progress to the Advanced Band and Triton District Elementary Stage Band. All three groups meet after school once a week.

Music, Theatre and Dance: Students in grades 5-6 are given the opportunity to perform in a musical production. Auditions are conducted in December, rehearsals are held after school, and a community-wide performance is held in February. Students in fourth grade may participate in the Chorus Ensemble. This event is sponsored by RPEF.