Classroom Music Program
At New Eagle Elementary we sing, dance, play instruments, and play games, creating music at all grade levels. Our goal is that students are prepared to be lifelong learners of music and have an appreciation for music of all varieties. We anticipate that music will continue to be a very important part of our students’ social lives and well-being into adulthood, for example, singing “Happy Birthday” at family parties, dancing at weddings and even listening to music for relaxation. Music class is offered once per cycle for 45 minutes in second through fourth grades and 30 minutes per cycle in Kindergarten. First grade visits twice a cycle for 45 minutes.
In third and fourth grades, students are eligible to participate in the instrumental music program. Small group instruction takes place 30 minutes once per six-day cycle.Orchestra Third grade students may choose to play violin, viola, or cello and participate in the orchestra for the spring concert. Fourth grade students may choose to play violin, viola, or cello and participate in the orchestra for both the Winter and Spring Concerts. Orchestra rehearses on Day 4 mornings from 8:15-9:00AM.
Fourth grade students may choose to play flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, or percussion. Students participate in lessons year-round and in the second half of the year begin attending morning band rehearsals to prepare for the Spring Concert. Band will rehearse once a week in the morning from 8:15-9:00AM.
The New Eagle Fourth Grade Chorus is comprised of interested fourth grade students who enjoy singing and performing. We sing various styles and genres of music and cultivate proper vocal technique. The chorus rehearses once a week in the morning from 8:15-9:00AM throughout the school year and perform at both the Winter and Spring Concerts.