Lower School music students explore musical concepts through singing, listening, playing instruments and creative movement. Each student will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of music through creative performing and instructional experiences. Musical concepts and skills will be presented in activities in which all students can enthusiastically participate. Students will learn to recognize and demonstrate the basic musical elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, tempo, dynamics, timbre and form. Lower School performance opportunities include fifth grade chorus, fifth grade band and orchestra, fourth grade beginner band and orchestra and third grade recorder ensemble. These groups perform annually in December and May. In addition, the primary and intermediate grades alternate to perform a musical every year.