Lower School students have the opportunity to perform and sing in a choral setting two times a year in our Christmas and Spring Concerts.
Kindergarten students meet weekly and are learning about the basic elements of music and the various instruments. They also learn age-appropriate hymns of the faith.
First and second grade students gain a deeper understanding of the elements of music as well as learning about composers and music that connects to the history time line they are studying in their other classes. They play Orff rhythm instruments to enhance what they learn in class.
Third grade students expand their knowledge of music by playing the boom whackers. They have the wonderful opportunity to see The Nutcracker performed specifically for children in December each year. Additionally, they get to see what happens behind the scenes of the ballet.
Fourth grade students learn more about rhythm and note reading by beginning the recorder unit, which continues through the end of fifth grade. In fifth grade, students have the opportunity to see the North Carolina Symphony perform at Catawba College. They hear examples of the various elements that make up music as the conductor draws them into the performance. They also have the opportunity to learn one of the songs on the recorder to perform for the orchestra and their peers. Each year the students also have the opportunity to audition for chorus that performs with the Salisbury Symphony’s Family Concert. The program features the All-County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus of 150-160 fifth graders.