Welcome to the Music Department at Stone Hill Middle School. Last year the Virginia Music Educators Association recognized Stone Hill for its outstanding music program with the Blue Ribbon Award. This award is only given to middle and high schools whose Band, Chorus, and Strings programs participate in their respective District Assessments and receive a Superior Rating, the highest that can be achieved. We are proud to be recognized for this honor for the third consecutive year during the 2014-2015 school year.
Music is required in grade 6 and the offerings include band, chorus, strings, and music lab (general music). In grade 7, band, chorus, guitar, and strings are offered as part of a fine arts elective. In grade 8, students may choose from full block electives that include instruction in band, chorus, guitar, or strings. All middle schools are equipped with a classroom set of classical guitars, instrument storage rooms, and a complete set of world music drums.
Stone Hill Music students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities such as the Grade 6 All-County Chorus, Junior Regional Orchestra, All-County Orchestra, All-County Guitar, District Band Assessment, District Choral Assessment, Solo and Ensemble Festival, VCDA MS Honors Chorus, and National Chorus.