All children at Cooper have general music classes once a week. The curriculum consists of music from the GamePlan Curriculum for grades k-2, Be a Recorder Star in 3rd grade, Mallet Madness in 4th grade, and a study of American Music in 5th grade. Students will learn basic note reading, music appreciation and music history through out their years at River School. Specific grade level topics can be found at mrsbarcahall.edublogs.org
The music classroom has a full Orff-Schulwerk Instrumentarium. Consisting of Bass xylophones and metallophones, alto xylophone and metallohphones, soprano xylophones and metallophones, glockenspiels, conga drums, hand percussion, recorders and more.Children learn to play these percussion instruments to accompany the songs they sing.
Students in grades 4 and 5 may participate in the instrumental and choral programs. Students meet once a week to play in band, orchestra or sing in chorus. For more information please go to our instrumental page.
Performance opportunities include grade level musicals that tap into the classroom curriculum and are performed through out the school year. In March CUSD sponsors a district-wide choral festival at Sunset Center, band festival at CMS, and string festival at CHS.
Please check mrsbarcahall.edublogs.org for recordings of the music for your child's grade level musical.