Music classes are available to all students in the Mark West Union School District.
TK, K, 1st-, and 2nd-grade students will receive music classes during the following trimesters at each school: 1st trimester at Riebli, 2nd trimester at San Miguel, and 3rd trimester at Mark West. Classes will attend 10 weekly half-hour sessions that include singing, moving, listening, composing/improvising, and reading/writing music. Students will learn a variety of musical concepts (e.g. beat, rhythm, pitch, melody, etc.) through fun, hands-on activities and play.
3rd-grade classes will learn to play the recorder in 10 weekly half-hour music classes during the following trimesters at each school: 1st trimester at Riebli, 2nd trimester at San Miguel, and 3rd trimester at Mark West. These recorder classes will culminate in a short concert performance for family and friends to attend or to watch online depending on pandemic restrictions.
4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade students have the opportunity to learn an instrument or to sing in a chorus for the school year. Music classes are voluntary in these grades, and in order to participate, parents must sign up their child(ren) in August. Weekly half-hour music classes take place primarily between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in the music room at each school site with a few exceptions. Please read the Music Signup Packet for more information about the 4th-6th grade music program: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ofv58H9XUvNqZuZFIePwl9roBrZpynY3/view?usp=sharing
Please join us at the Mark West Gym 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 for a brief presentation. Students can also explore the instruments up close, ask questions, and we can determine correct sizes for violins and guitars. If you cannot make it, no problem! You can still register your child for music online.
After the presentation, please use this link to register your child for music class: https://forms.gle/YH6paa4dM9PTWLrw7
The link will be activated after the presentation has ended.