The ArtsJuly 14, 2022
Music - Grade 1-6
The goal of all music programs at Sargent Park School is to provide an opportunity for all students to develop skills in and an appreciation for music and the performing arts.
The music program offers choirs at each of the Grade 1 to 6 levels and a Junior High Concert Choir. The music program is optional for Grade 7 to 9 students. The Junior High students also have an opportunity to participate in a musical production every second year and there is a music trip group that goes on tour every other year.
Sargent Park is proud to offer Band programs to our Junior High Students. Our key performance during the year is the Holiday Concert in December.
Grade 7 Band is an introductory music course suitable for students with no experience playing a musical instrument. Students will be provided a flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or tuba for the school year. Percussion is assigned to a limited number of students already learning in the program. Practice is expected.
Grade 8 Band is where students get their first opportunity to represent our school as an ensemble. We often participate in the Level 1 Band Festival and the Winnipeg School Division Band Blast in Grade 8. Grade 8 students who are in choir as well as band may have the opportunity participate in a five-day Band Trip with Grade 9 Band Students.
Grade 9 Band is a full-credit high school band course, including performance, music listening and history, and some music theory and composition. This class meets four times a cycle, and participates in the Optimist Band Festival. They also provide music for our school's Remembrance Day ceremony.
The Jazz Band is a smaller, Grade 9 ensemble worth one half credit. Its aim is to expose students to different types of music to increase their literacy in jazz, blues, Latin, ballads, funk and pop performance styles. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with improvisation on their band instruments, and learn about jazz history and some of the bigger names in jazz music.
The Marching Band is active during the month of January and supports our athletics department with music and school spirit.
Choir - Junior High Concert
This course is designed for students who love to sing! Music is a unique art form that offers experience and opportunities for self-expression. The choir program will strive to provide musical opportunities through singing, studying, listening and creating music. It is the intent of this program to foster the musical independence of its students through these activities. Performance opportunities include school concerts and local festivals. The choir rehearses at lunch twice a cycle.
Dance Grade 7 to 9
This course provides opportunities for students to make, create, reflect and respond to dance – specifically hip hop, contemporary, and jazz styles of movement. Students will work independently, and as a community of dance-learners to create and make meaning.
Music - Grade 8
This course is intended for students who have a love of music. Students will explore various genres of music, study music through the decades, and learn about the contributions of a variety of composers and musicians that have helped the evolution of music through the decades. Students will also continue developing their skills on the guitar. Learning will include guitar maintenance, tuning, playing technique and music literacy. Guitars are available for use in the classroom.
Music - Grade 9
In this course students will continue developing their skills on the guitar. Learning will include guitar maintenance, tuning, playing technique and expanding knowledge of music literacy. Guitars are available for use in the classroom. This course will also study music from around the world and the evolution of music throughout the decades. We will complete a unit of study on Canadian and artists. Grade 9 students receive a full credit for this course.
The intent of the Art program is to support, nurture and inspire students as artists. Art is considered essential to promote growth in a child’s personal and social development. Art contributes to an understanding of life and humanity while enabling the student to communicate feelings, ideas, perception and expression across time and place. This program encourages students to generate ideas and solve artistic problems with imagination and flexibility. It tells children about themselves and their world. The art program is optional for Grade 7 to 9 students.