• Elementary General Classroom Music

    Each student meets weekly for a general music class. In

    a spiral, sequential approach, beginning in kindergarten, children

    strive toward the following objectives:

    Singing

    Directed listening

    Playing classroom instruments

    Learning musical notation

    Understanding musical form

    Relating music to cultural diversity and historical development

    Comparing music to other disciplines

    Developing aesthetic criteria

     

    Rolling Hills  Elementary Chorus

    All students in fifth and sixth grade are given the opportunity

    to perform in a large choral group. Chorus extends, refines

    and enriches the basic skills that are taught in the curriculum. 
     
     A concert is presented in Winter and Spring.

    Council Rock Elementary District Chorus

    Through an audition process involving tests of pitch,

    rhythm and tonal memory, a District Chorus experience is offered

    to talented students already involved in their school chorus. Evening

    rehearsals culminate in participation in an all-district concert.

     

        COUNCIL ROCK MUSIC CURRICULUM



    The primary purpose of the Council Rock music curriculum is to provide and
    maintain a program of music education that will benefit all students. 

    Individual abilities, interests and needs are met through the availability
    of instruction and curriculum, which include classroom general music,
    instrumental music, vocal instruction, performing groups, and through special
    course offerings.

      Continuing efforts are made to discover aptitudes and
    encourage development of those abilities.

      Emphasis on the fundamentals of
    music are stressed through a conceptual approach which utilizes study,
    composition, analysis, listening, and performance of selected music
    literature. 

    Representative repertoire will include music of a wide range of
    period, styles, cultures, forms, composers, and technology. 


     

    MENC NATIONAL MUSIC STANDARDS



    Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

    Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of
    music.

    Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

    Composing and arranging music with specific guidelines.

    Reading and notating music.

    Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

    Evaluating music and music performances.

    Understanding relationships between music, the arts, and other disciplines
    outside the arts.

    Understanding music in relation to history and culture.