The 2017-18 school year is off to a great start! All students at M.L. Donovan Elementary School receive weekly music instruction. In general music class we explore the music of many different cultures and time periods. Through singing, playing instruments, music composition, movement activities and listening exercises, students learn about the main elements of music including melody, harmony, notation, rhythm, form, and style.
Check out the Notes from the Music Room page to read more about what we're learning in general music!
Students in 4th and 5th grade also have the opportunity to join band and chorus. Check out the Donovan Band and Chorus webpages to learn more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Music is an important part of your child's education. It is connected to many different subjects that they may study throughout their day.
Science....Music is exact, specific and precise. Music is also about acoustics, and the frequencies produced by various voices and instruments
History...Music has been present during every era of time. It has even start revolutionary patriotic movements among many countries.
Math...Music is rhythm based on the division of time into fractions. This is completed instantly, and not worked out on paper first!
Language...Music is a universal language. Music also requires learning various German, French, Italian, and other world terminology.
Reading...Reading music requires many subsets of skills. These same skills are necessary to read books and maintain literacy.
Humanities...It is the knowledge and experience of what it is to think, to feel, to belong, to create, to hope & to believe - to be human.