Elementary music program
prekindergarten through grade 6 participate in the general
General music students will develop life skills
such as teamwork, self-discipline, concentration and commitment, as
well as coordination of muscle motor groups, positive self-image, listening skills,
self-expression and creativity.
Students also will develop an
appreciation for music through hands-on experiences and exposure to a
wide range of musical styles.
program: band, chorus and orchestra
third grade, students may choose to participate in the strings program, where they would learn how to play either the
violin, viola, cello or bass.
Beginning in fourth grade, students may
participate in the band program, where they have the choice
of learning how to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,
the instrumental program receive one lesson per week with a certified
music teacher. Once students reach a level of competency,
they become members of the elementary band or orchestra. Band and
orchestra rehearse at least once a week.
If offered in their school, fourth grade
students also may elect to participate in the choral program. Students in chorus rehearse once a week with the
general music teacher.
who are in chorus, band, and string programs participate in school
concerts, All-City concerts and in-house NYSSMA festivals.
students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to join the Albany Marching
Falcons, the district's award-winning marching band, color guard and