Fine Art activities provide a great opportunity for students to make new friends and develop a sense of belonging. We hope they will learn many meaningful lessons that come from being involved in either an area of Music, Art, Band, or Choir.
Fine Arts: Ms. Otey
Music: Dr. Erickson
Band and Choir: Ms. Disney
Every child is welcome to enter band and/or choir in either grade 6, 7, or 8. Band and Choir are year-long commitments. It is expected that students attend as many rehearsals and concerts as possible - they are part of a team.
Choir Class is held at 7:45am on Wednesdays.
Band Class is held at 7:45am on Tuesday and Thursday.
"Scientists have found that music involves both left, right, front, and back portions of the brain." (Donald Hodges, "Neuromusical Research" Handbook of Music Psychology. San Antonio: IMR Press, 1996.
"Listening to Baroque music while studying can enhance one's ability to memorize spellings, poetry, and foreign words." (Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect. New York: Avon Books, 1997, pp. 74-75.