MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS
Here at WCS we offer music, choir, band, chimes, and a musical. Our overall goal is to instill in students a well-rounded appreciation of music as a gift from God and an avenue of praise to Him. Our curriculum goals are based on the National Standards for Music Education. These goals are put into practice through singing, moving, chanting, playing instruments, reading music, and listening on a weekly basis.
Music curriculum is adjusted to the appropriate grade level for each class. Beginning in preschool, students learn to explore the sounds and experiences of music. Each year the curriculum builds on this knowledge and experience. In third grade, students begin learning to play the recorder. Fourth grade students learn all about instruments, bands, and orchestras in preparation for the option to start a band instrument. Guitars are introduced in fifth grade, and sixth grade finishes the year with the annual musical.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
Theater Arts Education is offered to grades 4-6 and on special occasions to grades K-3 for the purpose of developing musical, dramatic, and movement skills both in solo and ensemble work, and in large and small theater productions. Theater Arts is offered in several formats.
The sixth grade musical, a small musical theater production, is required of all members of the sixth grade class. Rehearsals and performance occur during the fourth quarter of the school year.
Christmas and spring programs in the form of all school revues of small theater productions are open to grades Pre-K-6 at the discretion of the music teacher.
All theater arts productions are designed to offer opportunities to teach vocal music, both solo and ensemble of the stage, drama and choreography. They also offer opportunities for teaching technical theater skills in stage management, such as set, props and scene changes. All students are encouraged to use their talents for the glory of God.
Music, Band, Choir, Chimes
574-267-5788, ext. 3206