MUSIC at Blue Ridge Elementary
Music is an essential element in the fabric of a fully developed human being. The study of music in K-5 grades uniquely embraces a sequential and quality performance-based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate to all learners. The Georgia Performance Standards in K-5 General Music are modeled after the National Standards for music as published by the Music Educators National Conference. The purpose of the General Music Curriculum is to provide students with a crucial foundation for a K-12 scaffolding music curriculum.
Students will sing, play instruments, perform, create, move to music, listen and evaluate music, and learn to read and write music.
Grade level Music Programs/Plays:
K--Thanksgiving performance November 21st, 6:00 p.m.
!st--Musical play in March 12th, 6:00 p.m. and two morning performances
2nd--Musical play in April 28th, and two morning performances
3rd--Christmas concert/Dinner with Santa December 5th, 6:00 p.m.--if students are not eating, please come to the cafeteria by 6:45 (the concert begins at 7:00)
4th--Musical play in October 3rd, 6:00 p.m. and two morning performances
5th--Veterans Day program November 11th in the morning
Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be using recorders in the music curriculum. As part of the RECORDER KARATE method, each child will earn colored "belts" (i.e. White, Yellow, Orange, etc.) after they pass a proficiency on the required songs. You may purchase a recorder for your child using the order form provided by the Music teacher. After all recorders are ordered, the teacher will distribute the recorders to the students sometime in mid-September. Recorders will be kept in the Music Room in boxes labeled by their homeroom, and the recorders will be marked with your child's name. Recorders will be kept in the Music Room so the students can use them throughout the year.