The storyline for our robust preK-7 music program is “Instruments of Change,” and our Deep Hope is that students will experience joy as they discover and develop their unique God-given gifts for the purpose of bringing glory to Him, and for changing lives through music that they have created together.
Younger students learn the fundamental rudiments of music through playing pitched & non-pitched instruments, singing and action songs and musical games. Kindergarten to grade 2 students continue to learn about rhythm and musical notation while given opportunities to play hand bells, resonator bells, and a variety of Orff instruments. Grade 3 students begin the recorder and continue to discover note & rhythm reading.
Intermediate students continue to build on their musical background. Grade 4 students play hand chimes, bucket drumming and create their own instrument. Grade 5 students learn the ukulele and begin band in January. Grades 6 and 7 students continue with our band program.
An optional Vocal Ensemble is available for grade 3-7 students offering them the opportunity to sing and share the good news of Christ. The Vocal Ensemble sings at Willowbrook Mall, Zion Manor, school chapels, yearly concerts and other outreach opportunities.
All students are given opportunities to share their learning through musical presentations during the year.
SCStrings is a unique, extracurricular music program offered to SCS students that starts with the basics of learning a stringed instrument (violin or cello) and provides the opportunity to develop skills in an ensemble setting. Three orchestras at varying levels of difficulty comprise SCStrings including junior, intermediate and senior. The program teaches musical literacy, theory, technique and ensemble playing, all under the direction of Ms. Mylana Goheen. This program runs once a week after school for the entire school year and includes a minimum of two performances. All students are responsible to provide their own instruments; music is provided.
To register or to find out more about SCStrings, please don’t hesitate to contact Mylana Goheen at firstname.lastname@example.org