Music Students at Bolden Elementary School will experience a wide variety of sounds from sources such as recorded music and live performances, and are able to talk about these experiences. Students will develop a sensitivity to expressive qualities of music. They will also develop skills necessary to become intelligent performers, creators, and consumers of music. Students will become aware that music reflects many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In addition, students will expand their musical knowledge so that they make intelligent judgments of musical value.
Bolden Elementary students are provided with the opportunity to join the school band and chorus. The band and chorus are offered as an extension to the general music program. Rehearsals for both of these groups are held before and after school. Band is only offered to fifth and sixth grade students, and chorus is offered to all students. These two groups perform twice during the school year.
The purpose of music standards are to address the elements of music in order for an individual to be proficient and knowledgeable about music. Evidence of a warranted interpretation of the music standards can be heard through the students’ accuracy in various forms of mediums. Evidence of performance could be via solo/alone to group performances.