On March 31, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 30. District 303 school buildings are closed. Plans for remote learning to continue through April 30 are being finalized and will be communicated to parents by April 2.
Wild Rose students in 1st through 5th grade attend music once a week for 30 minutes. Kindergartners come to music class twice a week. In our time together we will be learning about basic elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and timbre. Students will be busy listening, moving, playing, sharing, and experimenting with music. They will be creating music, performing it, responding to it, and making connections through it. My hope is that students will have a greater understanding of what comprises music and will see themselves as the musicians they are.
Music is an integral part of all cultures and is an important part of the human experience. It is unique among the arts and sciences in its ability to elicit emotion; provoke thought; foster creativity; develop interpersonal awareness; transcend time, place, and language; and make that which is intangible tangible. It is a cornerstone of civilization and an important part of a well-rounded curriculum.
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303