At Ralph Brown School, students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 participate in the music program.
Students in Grades 1-2 are exposed to a wide variety of musical experiences including singing, movement, drama and instrumental play. Through these experiences they discover their singing voice, develop basic music literacy skills, cultivate curiosity and creativity, and have a lot of fun!
Students in Grades 3-8, the fun and learning continues with students building on what they know. learning more advanced skills and beginning to learn note-reading with the introduction of the soprano recorder and ukulele.
Students are also invited to join the choir. This year we are offering choir as an option for those who enjoy music and singing. Similarly, we offering students in Grades 5-8 to join band to learn other instruments including guitar, drums, and piano.
At all levels, students are encouraged to grow in the areas of
- Music language and performance skills
- Creative expression
- An awareness of music in context, and
- Valuing musical experiences
In December 2022, our choir was asked to send 25 students to perform for the Manitoba Metis Federation Christmas Special which was televised on CTV on December 26, 2022. Our choir sang one song in English and another in Ukrainian.
Interested in learning and exploring with music on your own? Visit these sites.
Making Music Fun - https://preview.mailerlite.com/g7q1t3/1377637030695012698/a0w8/
Aimee Curtis Pfitzner - remote/online/e-learning, offers several no touch dances - https://ofortunaorff.blogspot.com/2020/03/hands-off-activities-online-learning.html
Tim Wiegand is sharing his Johnny Jazz, Recorder Raider program for free during this time! Go to https://www.johnnyjazz.net Password is upstate