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2. Music Syllabus

 

Students at all grade levels complete four units of study each school year at the appropriate developmental level.  Students in fourth and fifth grade participate in recorder class where they learn to play the recorder, a small woodwind instrument.  Units for fourth and fifth grade are embedded in recorder instruction.

 

Music Syllabus

                                                                                                                                                     Grades Involved

Month

Curriculum

K   

1   

2   

3   

4   

5   

August

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for Grandparents’ Day (all four weeks)

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for 2-3 Program (Last two weeks of August)

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for 4-5 Program (Last two weeks of August)

 

 

 

 

X

X

September

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Grandparents’ Day Performance (second week of Sept.)

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for 2-3 Program (all four weeks)

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for 4-5 Program (all four weeks)

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for K-1 Program (all four weeks)

X

X

 

 

 

 

October

Unit #1: Musical Performance – Performance: 2-3 Program (Last Tuesday in Oct)

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Unit #2: Styles and Purposes of Music and Fire/Internet Safety (Second Week in Oct.)

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for 4-5 Program

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for K-1 Program

X

X

 

 

 

 

November

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Spotlighting Our Families (second week in Nov.)

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - 4-5 Program (Week before Thanksgiving week)

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Unit #1: Musical Performance - Rehearsal for K-1 Program (All four weeks)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Unit #2: Styles and Purposes of Music: Folk, Work, Game songs & Lullabies (after performances)

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit #2: Styles and Purposes of Music:  Patriotic & marches (after performances)

 

 

X

X

X

X

December

Unit #1: Musical Performance - K-1 Christmas Program (First Tuesday in Dec.)

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Unit # 3: Cultures and Time Periods - The Nutcracker (K-1 after performance)

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Unit # 3: Cultures and Time Periods – Appalachian, Native American, West African

X

X

X

X

X

X

January

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music: Brass Family

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music: Woodwind Family

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  String Family

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Percussion Family

X

X

X

X

X

X

February

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Vocal Ranges

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Music Symbols

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Pitch

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Note Values, Rhythm, Meter

X

X

X

X

X

X

March

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Melody

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Harmony

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Dynamics & Tempo

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Musical Form

X

X

X

X

X

X

April

Unit Reviews and Assessment

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Unit #2: Styles and Purposes of Music: Folk, Work, Game songs & Lullabies

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Unit #2: Styles and Purposes of Music:  Patriotic & marches

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

Unit # 4 - Elements of Music:  Musical Composition

X

X

X

X

X

X

May

Unit #3: Cultures & Time Periods: Composers (last weeks of school)

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

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