AASD

Fine Arts
Fine Arts

Band

Grade 6
Full School Year

Band classes are restricted to 6th grade students because of staff limitations.  (Students who have had private instruction prior to 6th grade may be eligible to participate also, depending on their degree of proficiency and the availability of instruments.)  Band instruction emphasizes listening skills as well as performing skills. Willingness to practice outside of band lessons/class is of utmost importance. Instructional performances are held during the school day for students and parents.


Chorus: The Special Edition

Grades 5-6
Full School Year

The Special Edition chorus is a group of 5th and 6th grade boys and girls who enjoy singing. The Special Edition chorus rehearses twice a week, during lunch recess from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. throughout the school year. They perform in the two school concerts that are held in the evening, one in the winter and one in the spring. Other performance opportunities may be scheduled during the year, such as the White Heron Chorale performance at Lawrence University. Any 5th or 6th grade student is welcome to be a member of this chorus. They sing unison, two and three-part harmony, and often add simple choreography to some of their songs. Members of the chorus must strive to attend all rehearsals and performances.


Strings Program

Grades 4-6
Full School Year

String instruments instruction is available to all 4th  through 6th grade students. Third grade students wishing to participate may do so, providing parents attend the lessons with them. In Appleton, all string instruction follows the Suzuki philosophy that emphasizes learning to play by ear before note reading is begun, and encourages parental involvement and practice outside the school day. Students may perform for their peers during the school day and for parents at special evening events. If your child is interested in participating in this activity, you can contact the program teacher directly.
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