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Instrumental Music - Grade 4

Students in the Long Beach Unified School District in grade 4 may enroll for free class instruction in instrumental music. Grade 4 students may choose beginning violin.

LBUSD elementary schools have a limited instrument inventory for student use. Class enrollment will be based on the instrument inventory at each site. With a limited number of string instruments, one set of violins will be shared between classes. In the case of more students wishing to participate than there are instruments available, a lottery will be used for student placement. All remaining students will be placed on a waiting list and may be allowed to participate as instruments become available.

Parents are encouraged to voluntarily rent or purchase an instrument, but are not required to do so as a condition for participation. Renting or purchasing an instrument does not give a student priority or preference for enrollment in the instrument program.

Do not rent or purchase an instrument until you have been notified in writing of your child's acceptance in the class.

In order for your child to be considered for an instrumental music class, you must complete the form sent home and return it immediately to your child's classroom teacher.  This year the deadline for submitting Request to Participate Form will be determined soon.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Powell, Instrumental Music Teacher, by leaving her a phone message at 562.421.8421. or by e-mail at Jpowell@LBschools.net

Instrumental Music - Grade 5

Students in the Long Beach Unified School District in grade 5 may enroll for free class instruction in instrumental music. Grade 5 students may choose violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone.

LBUSD elementary schools have a limited instrument inventory for student use. Class enrollment will be based on the instrument inventory at each site. With a limited number of string instruments, one set of violins will be shared between classes. In the case of more students wishing to participate than there are instruments available, a lottery will be used for student placement. All remaining students will be placed on a waiting list and may be allowed to participate as instruments become available.

Instrument of Choice: Based on instrument availability, every effort is made to offer students their choice of instrument. If their choice is unavailable, students may be offered the chance to play another instrument. Parents are encouraged to voluntarily rent or purchase an instrument, but are not required to do so as a condition for participation. Renting or purchasing an instrument does not give a student priority or preference for enrollment in the instrument program.

Do not rent or purchase an instrument until you have been notified in writing of your child's acceptance in the class.

In order for your child to be considered for an instrumental music class, you must complete the form sent home and return it immediately to your child's classroom teacher.  This year the deadline for submitting Request to Participate Form will be determined soon.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Powell, Instrumental Music Teacher, by leaving her a phone message at 562.421.8421. or by e-mail at Jpowell@LBschools.net

Twain's Vocal Music Program

Chorus:

Students in grades 4 and 5 may sign up to join Chorus at Mark Twain School. The audition is very simple and the students can sing any song of their choice. Chorus members meet once a week during the school day to learn how to sing professionally and musically. Singing lessons are taught by a highly qualified, credentialed music teacher from the Long Beach Unified School District. Chorus rehearsals are about an hour each week and students are required to make up the work that is missed in their regular classroom while they are in Chorus. Sign-ups happen in mid-September and instruction usually begins in late September. Students will perform two concerts per year, one in the winter and one in the spring toward the end of the school year.


Vocal Music General Classroom Lesson:

Vocal Music General Classroom lesson is provided to grade levels from Kindergarten through 4th as a part of our curriculum for 30 minutes. During the vocal music lessons, all students in the classroom will learn about music theory, music history and proper singing technique. Songs that are in the music book are mostly American folk songs and many multi- cultural songs from different parts of the world. Third-graders also learn how to play recorders along with the songs from the music curriculum book provided by the Long Beach Unified School District.

The best way to reach the vocal instructor, Eunice Park, is via e-mail, epark@lbschools.net

Music Notes

 

Eunice Park, Vocal Music Teacher
Eunice Park, Vocal Music Teacher