Grades Pre-K – 3

The elementary music program at Saint Patrick School provides a foundation in musicianship, theory, history and vocal music.  A meaningful experience is provided through the regular participation in sacred music in a liturgical context and in performance in school concerts and assemblies.

Expectations sheet-music2

Through the five-year general music program (pre-k through grade 3), students work to meet the following expectations by the end of the third grade:

  • Write and recognize by sight all notes, note values, rests and parts of the staff for both treble and bass clef.
  • Sing accompanied, a cappella, unison and two-part songs with a focus on healthy vocal technique.
  • Move responsibly to music.
  • Recognize instrument families and the appropriate uses of individual instrument sounds.
  • Participate fully in the mass and prayer services through vocal music.
  • Develop a liking to actively listen to music, an interest in music history and theory, and a joy for making music.
  • Be fully prepared to find success in the choir and/or band programs at 4thgrade with strong musicianship skills.