Students at Mohegan Elementary School attend a 45 minute general music classes once a week. Students at all levels focus on feeling the beat and rhythm, thinking and singing tunes and responding expressively to music. In second grade, students begin to study music literacy (reading and writing music). This skill is developed through fifth grade. In third grade, students learn to play the recorder. This provides them with another avenue in which to read and play music. It also gives them a feel for playing an instrument and prepares them for fourth grade where they may choose to play an instrument in the school band program.
Band lessons are offered for fourth and fifth grade students. Lessons are available for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion. Each lesson is 30 minutes and occurs once a week. Band students should practice their instruments at least 4 days a week for 15 minutes a day to develop proper playing habits and prepare for performances. There are two concerts a year, a Winter Concert and Spring Concert. Although there is much dedication involved, band is a fun and exciting opportunity for children to further their musical education!
All students in fourth and fifth grade are invited to participate in chorus. Chorus rehearsal takes place on Day 4 of the school rotation during recess. There is a fall session and a spring session. Each session concludes with a combined Chorus and Band Concert. Chorus is a fun opportunity for children to make music together and share it with their families in performances!
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