At Harwinton Consolidated School we take great pride in our music department. Classroom music meets once per week in all grade levels. Chorus is a half year elective offered to all fourth grade students. In addition, all students in grade 4 are given the opportunity to learn a band instrument and become members of Fourth Grade Band.
REGION #10 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY
Music has been and continues to be an integral part of world culture, and is essential to a complete education for all students. It is unique to humankind that individuals are enriched through the ability to develop and appreciate the arts, and through music we gain an understanding of our society and the societies of others.
Every individual has musical aptitude, and it is important to the growth of each person to explore that potential. The processes of creating, performing and responding to music enhance the development of higher order thinking skills as they relate to self-discipline, organization and responsibility. In addition, students acquire interpersonal skills and learn the importance of cooperative achievement. These tools assist in living and working in a diverse society.
REGION #10 5-12 MUSIC ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
What process is required to create a quality musical performance?
Music. Education for Life!