Our primary music program offers children the opportunity to explore and learn elements of music including melody, rhythm, tempo and dynamics through singing and playing a variety of pitched and unpitched rhythm instruments. Students create their own melodies and lyrics in community with each other and with guidance from their music teacher. Children are able to express themselves through song and dance both in the classroom and through public performance for family and friends.
Grade 3-7 musicians are invited on a rich, exciting and vibrant journey that seeks to nurture a life-long love and appreciation for music. While music education develops the whole child, it essentially connects us to each other and to the heart of God. It is our desire to help each student reach their full potential as musicians by learning musical skills and techniques.
Our grade 3-7 musicians participate in marimba, ukulele, bucket drumming, recorder, choir and band classes. Students have the option to participate in a variety of extra curricular activities including grade 4–7 Chapel Band, grade 4–7 Christmas Event Choir, grade 6 & 7 Jazz Band and grade 7 marimba ensemble. Every two years we present either Handel’s Easter Messiah or Handel’s Christmas Messiah with a variety of music presentations and musicals during the in-between years.
SCStrings is an exciting extracurricular program that helps students develop their musical understanding through stringed instruments. Under the direction of Mylana Goheen, SCStrings has seen over 15 years of growth; and in that time, many students have been provided with valuable experience and opportunities to grow and nurture their passion for music!
If you would like to register your child(ren) for the upcoming season, please contact one of the following:
– Fleetwood Campus (Annette): firstname.lastname@example.org
– Cloverdale Campus (Susanne): email@example.com
– Secondary Campus (Carmen): firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Students must provide their own instruments, and are expected to practice for a minimum of 90mins per week outside of school rehearsals. If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Mylana Goheen (email@example.com).
Introductory Strings (Cloverdale Campus) – Wednesdays @ lunchtime (exact times TBD), in the Chapel
For beginner students grades 4-7; no experience necessary
Introductory Strings (Fleetwood Campus) – Mondays @ 3-3:45pm, in the Primary Music Room
For beginner students grades 3-7; no experience necessary
Intermediate Strings (Fleetwood Campus) – Mondays @ 12:35-1:10pm, in the Primary Music Room
For students grades 6-7 with at least two years of playing experience (or at a comparable level of playing)
Junior Strings (Fleetwood Campus) – Wednesdays @ 3pm-3:45pm, in the Primary/Intermediate Music Room
For students grades 4-5 with at least one year of SCStrings experience (or comparable orchestra)
Senior Strings (Secondary Campus) – Tuesdays @3-4pm, in the PAC
For advanced strings players (bass, cello, viola, violin) in grades 8-12. Students who register for this course may take it for credit.
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 contact Mylana Goheen at firstname.lastname@example.org