Grades Pre-K – 5

The General 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

Through the seven-year general music program (pre-k through grade 5), students work to meet the following expectations:

  • 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 Parochial Band programs at 4th grade with strong musicianship skills.

Performances

The General Music students have the opportunity to participate in at least two performances throughout the school year. Once in December at the school’s Advent & Christmas Celebration in the church, and again in the spring for our Grandparents Day / Earth Day celebration. Additional performance opportunities may also be scheduled.