Music

Ensembles:

  • Portsmouth Catholic Concert Band (Fourth – Eighth Grade)
  • Portsmouth Catholic Choir (Third-Eighth Grade)

Ongoing in all grades and Ensembles:

  • Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, with a variety of sound sources
  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Recognizing and expressing the order and beauty of God’s creation in music
  • Participating in the music programs in the school and community
  • Recognizing music as a means of communicating feelings and ideas
  • Demonstrating good citizenship and respect for others and their work
  • Demonstrating proper care of musical instruments and materials
  • Developing a sense of personal satisfaction and self-esteem through music
  • Recognizing that the fine arts are a means of developing and reinforcing Christian ideals

Preschool-Kindergarten

  • Musical Pulse
  • Simple Rhythms
  • Singing on pitch
  • Playing accompaniments on hand held rhythm instruments
  • Movement
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

First-Third Grade

  • Singing on Pitch
  • Musical Pulse
  • Simple Rhythms
  • Playing accompaniments in the Orff instruments and hand held rhythm instruments
  • Basic music symbols that notate rhythm, meter, and dynamics
  • Movement
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

Fourth-Fifth Grade

  • Playing the Soprano Recorder
  • Reading standard symbols to notate meter, rhythm, pitch, and dynamics
  • Using appropriate terminology to explain music, music notation, musical instrument and voices, and musical
  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Singing on pitch
  • Playing Orff instruments and rhythm instruments to accompany singing and recorder playing
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

Sixth-Eighth Grade

  • Improvises melodies, variations, and accompaniments using a variety of sound sources
  • Performs with expression and technical accuracy a varied repertoire of instrumental literature using Orff and classroom instruments
  • Students will explore the changes that happen to the voice as it starts to change and mature, and experience this in application as they sing in class
  • Participates musically in school Liturgies, Prayer Services, Christmas Program and Talent Show

FACT: Music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain!

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