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    All Students participate in music weekly. Students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in band and chorus.  The Music curriculum is aligned with the New York State Music Learning Standards.


    New York State Music Standards
    Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in Music
    Students will compose original music and perform music written by others.  They will understand and use the basic elements of music in their performances and compositions.  Students will engage in individual and group musical and music-related tasks, and will describe the various roles and means of creating, performing, recording, and producing music.
    Standard 2: Knowing and Using Music Materials and Resources
    Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments, and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music.  They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening experiences, performance opportunities, and/or information about music.  Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities’ music institutions, including those embedded in other institutions (church choirs, industrial music ensembles, etc.).  Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music.
    Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Music
    Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music.  They will relate their critical assertions about music to its aesthetic, structural, acoustic, and psychological qualities.  Students will use concepts based on the structure of music’s content and context to relate music to other broad areas of knowledge.  They will use concepts from other disciplines to enhance their understanding of music.
    Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of Music
    Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States.  Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances and understand the functions of music within the culture.


    To contact the Music Teachers, Mrs. Cheryl Heimberger or Instrumental Band Teacher, Mr. Van Epps call: 325-2920 Ext. 2090