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Brief description of music programs offered at an elementary school.

Brief description of music programs offered at an elementary school.


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  • 1. Welcome to Music Class! A brief overview of our music program. Dr. Maryanne. J. Kane 2009-2010
  • 2. There are many exciting music adventures for our students to discover here at Bywood Elementary School. All students are encouraged to make the most of these musical opportunities!
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  • 7. First Grade Music
    • First grade students engage in rhythm activities focusing on steady beat. Tonal exercises include differentiating between a speaking voice and a singing voice.
  • 8. Second Grade Music
    • Second grade students continue working on rhythmic and tonal activities. When performing on Orff instruments, proper mallet technique is introduced.
  • 9. Third Grade Music
    • Recorder instruction begins
    • in third grade. Through the recorder, students actively engage learning notation, reading and writing music on the staff.
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  • 11. Fourth Grade Music
    • Fourth grade students continue exploring the elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, form, dynamics, tone color. Recorder instruction becomes more challenging.
    • Fourth grade chorus performs for the Spring Concert.
  • 12. Fifth Grade Music
    • In small independent groups, fifth
    • grade students collaboratively work
    • on various projects involving the
    • elements of music. Recorder instruction involves student lead activities. Fifth grade chorus performs for the Winter Concert
  • 13. Band
    • Grades 4 and 5 may participate in woodwind, brass, percussion lessons. As part of Bywood’s Band, students participate in the Winter and Spring Concerts. The Jazz Ensemble performs throughout the district and records a CD.
  • 14. Orchestra
    • Grades 3,4 and 5 may participate in
    • violin, viola, cello, and string bass
    • lessons. As part of Bywood’s Orchestra,
    • students participate in the Winter and
    • Spring Concert. The 5th grade string
    • ensemble performs for the 5th grade Completion Ceremony.
  • 15. Chorus
    • Chorus performs for Bywood’s
    • Winter and Spring Concerts. In addition to learning a wide repetoire of songs, chorus members also experience in-depth vocal training.
  • 16. Bywood Buddies
    • Bywood Buddies are a Project Outreach Program and perform for community events like the U.D. Annual Chicken Festival and U.D. Pride Day. Bywood Buddies perform in the Winter and Spring Concerts.
  • 17. The Upper Darby Educational and Cultural Foundation Gala .
    • Select members of the band,
    • orchestra, and chorus are invited to participate in this annual fund-raiser. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit students in the Upper Darby School District through the form of grants.
  • 18. Pictures of our Music Room
  • 19. Full view
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  • 21. sideviewofromm
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  • 26. drums
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  • 30. Why include music in the curriculum?
    • Memory is a mental system that receives, stores, organized, alters and recovers information from sensory input (Coon, 1997). Research has shown memory to be affected by many different factors. One of these factors is music, which has been found to stimulate parts of the brain. Many studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory. Music aids the storage and recall of information in the human memory.
    • THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON MEMORY SARA B. KIRKWEG DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    • http://clearinghouse.missouriwestern.edu/manuscripts/230.asp
  • 31. For additonal information:
    • Contact Maryanne J. Kane: 610-352-6842
    • http://www.teacherweb.com/PA/UpperDarby/MaryanneKane
    • Thank you and remember to
    • keep singing and dancing!

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