Our students’ voices have been lifted in song from our start, with only COVID-19 restrictions currently curtailing this in class. Up through 2019 students practiced songs and dances for the twice-yearly end-of-term performances held in the evening. They learned to sing in English, Chinese, Spanish, and an eclectic mix of languages from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. We look forward to returning to all the vibrant singing by enthusiastic students. In the meantime, we have a selection of images and videos of those wonderful end-of-term performances, from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Our students also get more formal involvement in music, properly adapted to pandemic mandates (alas, no singing). The early kindergarten and kindergarten students learn the sounds of various instruments. They move to music of diverse genres. The students in grades 1-8 get weekly instruction from teachers Elizabeth Brasher and Katie Bushma. They, too, learn the sounds of instruments, listen to music of many genres, and learn to read music.