Our music program provides exposure to the fundamentals of singing, music literacy, composition, listening, analysis, movement, improvisation and performance. All students at WES have a weekly 40 minute general music class. Each class is structured around a standards-based, sequential curriculum in order to provide consistent and ongoing opportunities for student success.
In addition to general music class, WES offers brass and woodwind instrumental lessons. Participating students receive one 30 minute small group instrumental lesson per week and the opportunity to join the Level 1 and Level 2 Bands. Each band meets weekly, before school, for 30 minutes. The Sunrise Chorus offers a fun and relaxed musical experience for students in grades 4-6 who love to sing! The Sunrise Chorus meet once weekly, before school, for 30 min.
WES provides many performance opportunities throughout each school year where students will focus on singing, dance, and instrumental performance. In addition, we will hold the outdoor Unified Arts May Day Festival in late May, where students will focus on traditional song, dance, and music, featuring the May Pole Dance, the Sword Dance, and various other types of dance from cultures around the world.
Students at WES love music and by offering a weekly general music class, instrumental lessons, band, and chorus, and several performance opportunities, WES provides each student many different ways in which to be involved.