Music & Choir for Elementary Students
OUR MUSIC PROGRAM
Our music program includes basic music theory, choral performance, musical instruments, and note reading are all part of the Music program which includes a variety of musical genres but focuses on the worship of God through music.
After an introduction and review of musical notation and dynamics at the beginning of each school year, music classes practice their songs for the Christmas program. Every child in the lower school feels a sense of accomplishment as teachers, students, parents and grandparents enjoy the music of the season as presented by each class. Third grade classes also learn to play the recorder and perform as an ensemble for the concert. In the second semester, classes study composers, genres, and orchestral instruments, and grow in their love for music as they sing thoughtfully chosen secular and Christian selections.
The ICS Children’s Choir is an after school choir program and is open to all third, fourth and fifth grade students. Students focus on breath control, articulation, pitch, showmanship, and fun. Through the show choir format, students perform short musicals focusing on aspects of God’s teachings and re-enforce the concepts that students are able to share the gospel and God’s love throughout our daily lives in school, at home, and in our neighborhoods.
Performances take place during chapels on Friday mornings and provide an opportunity for classmates and parents see the culmination of learned skills. There are no auditions and all are welcome!
“Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.”