Welcome to Music at
In music class, we sing and dance, play instruments and games,
listen and read, and compose and create music of all types!
Music is a vital ingredient to a child’s education.
It is the ultimate union of aural, visual,
and kinesthetic learning, and it is universally suited
to fit every child’s individual need.
Music builds a foundation for math, reading,
and language skills; develops an appreciation for the fine arts;
explores foreign countries and cultures; encourages imagination
and creativity; and enhances the pure enjoyment of school.
All students of Arcola Elementary are musicians,
and therefore every student participates in music class weekly.
Students in 1st through 5th grades have music
for one half hour, twice a week.
In addition, students in 4th and 5th grade can participate
in the Arcola Elementary School Chorus,
which rehearses on Tuesday mornings
from 7:45-8:15 for 4th grade
and on Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:15 for 5th grade.
The Dragon Decrees that in music:
•Thou Shalt Be Responsible
•Thou Shalt Be Respectful
•Thou Shalt Be Ready to do Thy Best