“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” — Victor Hugo
Music is a key part of the culture class offerings at ICES — so much so that it is directly noted in our charter. Students’ appreciation for music is enriched through regular classroom instruction and a variety of public performances. Following is an overview of the ICES musical programming throughout the school year.
K-5 General Music
Beginning in kindergarten, children learn the building blocks of music by participation in 45-minute classes on a rotating basis. Students meet the Indiana Standards of Music throughout the year by singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, reading music, evaluating performances, listening to a variety of music, and learning how music connects to other subjects and to history and culture. Each grade level will have one performance throughout the year, and a Veteran’s Day program.
At Irvington Community Elementary School, the Music Program strives not only to develop each student’s abilities as a musician but also teaches children the importance of self-worth, builds self-esteem, promotes cooperation and group work, improves memory skills, and teaches students that patience, dedication, and hard work yield great rewards.
5th Grade Music
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for safety reasons this offering is currently on hold. If you have any questions about our elementary school’s Music Program, please contact ICES Music Teacher Kayla Smith.