The West Elementary School music program specializes in the development of skills in listening, analyzing, and performing music. In the elementary grades, the most important thing about music is that students make their own. Music empowers children like few other things can, and transfers creative skills to every other aspect of learning. Throughout the school year, all students will participate and perform in a special, grade level music program. Each program is theme-based and usually aligned to a special recognition or holiday event. The students will also learn several features of theatre and dance as these programs also include some acting and speaking roles, as well as choregraphed dance steps. Instruments will also be included in many of the musical numbers.
New for the 2021-2022 School Year: The West High School Band Directors will teach and lead the Grade 5 Music class. This new course will be an introduction to beginning band and general music, and a great way for the Grade 5 students to learn about the different instruments they could play at West Middle School.
For more information about the music program, please contact Ms. Leslie at (254) 981-2200.