Music

“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-4 General Music

Beginning in kindergarten, children learn the building blocks of music by participation in 45-minute classes every three days. 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

At the end of 4th grade, students may choose to continue their music education through General Music or Band. If students choose General Music, they will continue to improve upon their established music skills. Students will build on their rhythmic and melodic reading, listening, composing, and improvising skills.

If you have any questions about our elementary school’s Music Program, please contact ICES Music Teacher Melissa Longworth.