Music classes at Heatherwood follow a designated curriculum and support the various content areas of the classroom – literacy, science, and social studies. Our music program provides a myriad of opportunities to learn music concepts through singing, playing instruments, moving and listening. Reading notation, composing, music history, music appreciation and performance are also a regular part of the program.
In addition to music classes, Heatherwood also gives an opportunity to 4th and 5th grade students to join the Hot Shot choir and the Handbell choir.
5th grade students also participate in band or orchestra by learning to play an instrument of choice. More information on band and orchestra can be found on the Instrumental Music Website.
Students experience a wide range of activities that develop their musical knowledge and ability in four areas:
Expression of music
Creation of music
Theory of music
Aesthetic valuation of music
Additional information on Heatherwood’s music curriculum and other related topics, including the 5th grade instrumental music, can be found at the BVSD Music Curriculum website.