Promoting Music Literacy
The Elementary Music Department provides support to district school personnel, students, parents and the community regarding the Elementary Music curriculum and performance ensembles.
Students in grades 1 - 5 receive general music instruction for 60 minutes per week. The district curriculum follows the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Music and promotes music literacy. In conjunction with music standards, schools may offer a variety of musical ensembles for student participation such as:
- World Drumming
- and others
Students in music class develop and analyze the skills necessary for the critical assessment of artistic works and creative works in other contexts. They demonstrate the proficiency of comprehensive musicianship and interpretive skills in the arts, which allows them to explore manipulation of musical structures to represent a personal and creative form of artistic communication. As students become more musically sophisticated, they establish and document reciprocal relationships among music and other disciplines of study. They learn to transfer their music knowledge and innovative skills as a means of discovering the significant contributions of music and the arts, in general, to positive social development and global economic success in the 21st Century.
November 8: Young Songwriters Concert - 7:00 p.m. @USF School of Music Concert Hall
December 19: Bellfest - 7:00 p.m. @ Hunter's Green Elementary
February 12: Fine Arts Festival - 6:30 p.m. @ David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Center
March 1-31: Little Kids Rock Spirit Week
March 23: Music in our Schools Month
March 27: Multicultural Festival - 4:00 p.m. @ Crestwood Elementary School
April 3: Multicultural Festival - 4:00 p.m. @ Bryan Elementary Plant City