Fleetwood Campus Music
Our deep hope is that Surrey Christian School musicians embody wonder, creativity, craftsmanship and humility; sharing beauty through music for restoring God’s world.
Kindergarten – Grade 3 Music
SCS Fleetwood Campus Kindergarten through Grade 3 students become fully alive in God’s story as they engage in Orff-inspired musical learning, rooting their practice in collaborative play and joy-filled discovery. Primary musicians sing, move, and explore instrumentation that includes xylophones, Boomwhackers, and non- pitched percussion as we celebrate and share our deep hope of making a “joyful noise unto the Lord”.
Grades 4 – 7 Music
SCS Fleetwood campus grades 4-7 musicians become fully alive in God’s story as they engage in Modern Band to “Address the Mess” in their lives and in the world by creating beauty through music. Our musicians are empowered to share their music in the school community and beyond, doing real work that meets a real need for real people.
Through Modern Band, students learn to perform, improvise, and compose using the popular styles that they know and love including rock, pop, reggae, hip hop, R&B, other modern styles and worship music. Modern Band classes feature guitar, ukulele, bass, keyboard, drums, vocals, technology, and computers.
The Fleetwood Campus intermediate musicians have eight beautifully hand-crafted, locally made marimbas, one of which we made together with local marimba maker Barbara Durno. The marimba is an important part of the Shona people of Zimbabwe and is one of the best types of music in the world for developing musical ability in children.
Our grades 4-7 music classes feature a fusion of Modern Band and marimba: a sound that is unique to SCS Fleetwood Campus and inclusive of all learners.
Orchestra Ensemble is an exciting extracurricular program to further develop and inspire our grades 4 to 7 students to share beauty through music for restoring God’s world. Under the direction of Ms. Yoanita Kartadihardja, the practices will be held at lunch or afterschool on Wednesdays at the Fleetwood Campus.
The Beginner Lunchtime Orchestra Ensemble is for students in grades 4-7 who would be new to their chosen instrument. Lessons will be on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00 pm.
The Intermediate Afterschool Orchestra Ensemble is for students in grades 4-7 who have had at least one to two years of experience playing their chosen instrument. Lessons will be on Wednesdays afterschool 3:00-3:45 pm for the whole orchestra.
Every other week the woodwind/brass/percussion section stays until 4:15 pm, and on alternate weeks the strings section stays until 4:15 pm.
If you are interested in signing up for this extracurricular activity for the 2023-2024 school year, please REGISTER HERE and submit the fee. Lessons will begin on September 20, 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Instructor Yoanita Kartadihjardha directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.