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Greendale Music

Objectives
Students will be able to understand and produce:
-A steam beat while moving and or singing
-Definition and comprehension of music terms
-Identify different music instruments found in and outside of school
-Gain the necessary basic musical skills to succeed in middle school
 
Activities
Students will participate in various musical activities such as:
-Singing songs alone or with an accompaniment
-Playing various instruments to produce ostinato rhythms
-Gain an understanding of different areas of the world and cultures
-Learn about different composers and how they influenced music
-Interpret musical selections heard in class and describe what the music portrays
-Perform in a concert setting both on and off of Greendale campus
 
Policies
Students are expected to behave in a proper manner in music class that will benefit others. Talking, disruptive behavior and other ways of displaying bad conduct will not be tolerated. If a student does not change their behavior after being warned, they will sit out of class, losing their ability to participate.
 
 
 Concert Attire
Each grade will participate in a formal performance. Students are expected to wear appropriate concert attire. Concert attire consists of a white shirt and black pants. Students are to look uniform when performing in concert. Concert attire will be suspended if the even does not warrant such a dress. Such examples include, but are not limited to, awards day performances.


National Standards for Music Education
1.       Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
2.       Performing on instruments, alone and with other, a varied repertoire of music
3.       Improvising melodies, variations and accompaniments
4.       Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
5.       Reading and notating music
6.       Listening to, analyzing and describing music
7.       Evaluating music and music performances
8.       Understanding relationships between music, the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.
9.       Understanding music in relation to history and culture.


Parental Support
It is important for your child to practice singing their songs they are learning in music class at home. Encourage your child to sing for you. This is a good exercise to build their musical abilities outside of school and is also a great chance for you to see what your child is learning.