About Music

Children are immersed in music, both in the classroom and in their weekly music class. Taught using the Orff-Schulwerk approach, they sing, play, compose, and dance their understanding of complex expedition content. Students at every grade level perform musicals, participate in drum circles, and record CDs. They experience music from many different peoples and places, and are exposed to a wide variety of musical forms, such as opera, jazz, and African drumming. By the time children leave GCCS, they have learned to create and appreciate music and are equipped with musical tools that will help them succeed in other musical endeavors.



News & Announcements

Welcome to music!

We're well on our way to another year of exciting and inspiring music making!  Here are a few highlights of what your child will be studying in music this winter:

Kindergarten and First Grade

  • Musical Opposites

Second and Third Grade 

  • Pentatonic Scale
  • Ostinato
  • Composition

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  • African Drumming
  • Blues/Jazz
  • Recorder

Sixth Grade

  • Guitar

Upcoming Community Circle Themes (subject to change):

January 4 - Ring It In/Welcome Graduating Seniors
January 11 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
January 18 - 1st Grade Leads
January 25 - Arts Lead
February 8 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
February 15 - Drumming with Khalid
March 1 - Character Traits/Design Principles
March 8 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
March 15 - Capoeira
March 22 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
March 29 - Wacky Wednesday
April 5 - Arts Lead
April 12 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
April 26 - Earth Day Celebration/6th Grade
May 3 - Annual Rock/Paper/Scissors Competition
May 10 - Highlighting Student Talent
May 17 - 4th and 5th Jazz and Blues 
May 24 - Guest Artist: Herb Smith
May 31 - Wacky Dress Day
June 7 - Exhibition Sharing
June 14 - Kindergarten Leads/Welcome Next Year's Kindergarten
June 21 - Passage Ceremony/Guest Artist: Herb Smith

Interested in sharing your musical talents with the GCCS Community, or just want to get involved with the music making?  Please contact me!  Family involvement is most welcome!
Music Teacher
Erika Barone – Music Teacher