1st -5th Grade Music is a four part curriculum based on the
California State Standards
1. Music History
2. Music Appreciation
3. Music Theory
4. Vocal Performance and Expressive Movement
Our curriculum this year for Music History and Music Appreciation
is called “The Roots of American Music.” We are exploring American
Musical genres like Musical Theatre, folk, jazz, blues, rock, Native
American, classical and Motown, just to name a few. Each quarter
we learn about a specific region of the . Each week, we listen to
selections from a state and learn about the culture and geography
and adopt a composer from that state to study.
For our Music Theory portion, we use a fun music game, called
Wacky Words which uses the names of the notes to make words on
the treble and bass staves. A great way to reinforce and review notes
for all ages, this resource also doubles as a fun sight-reading tool.
We learn new worship songs every quarter. We perform two musicals
a year: Christmas and Spring. 1st-3rd Graders will perform one, and
4th-5th Grades perform the other musical. We spend time dancing and
learning how to use our bodies to express and convey the meaning of
the song. American Sign Language is helpful for this portion of our class.
Middle School Music is an elective class open to 6th-8th Grades that meets
three times a week.
Got Faith Singers is a competition choir that competes twice a year at
Disneyland . We compete with a company called
Music in the Parks. The students also perform in two musicals a year:
Christmas and Spring. The choir will additionally learn music for a myriad
of events throughout the year. Some of these events include:
Thanksgiving Chapel, Pastor Appreciation Chapel, Open House, and
The Middle School Drama Class is an elective class open to 6th-8th
grades that meets twice a week.
The Drama curriculum has been designed to give a brief but exciting
overview of theatre history from Greek to Medieval to Renaissance
with specific attention to types of theatres, costumes, props, and set
design. Drama students will also help perform in the musicals, paint sets,
and find and create props and costumes. Monologues are another
favorite performing tool for the drama students in the final quarter.