The music department gives students various opportunities to develop musical skills. The main emphasis will be music literacy through reading music notation, singing, moving, playing percussion, ear training, performing and creating music.
7th Grade Music
The focus for seventh grade students will be a on basic music literacy particularly reading, writing and understanding notation. Students, early on, will be evaluated informally on their musical knowledge and abilities. Classes will be structured around moving to music, reading music notation, performing on percussion instruments, notating music accurately, ear training and singing.
Classes will also learn the hymns, songs and responses used in the Mass at NCRJHS.
8th Grade Music
The eighth grade music classes will continue to build upon the fundamentals developed in the seventh grade. The difficulty and complexity will increase as the students gain more confidence and proficiency in the various aspects of notation, performance and understanding of music.