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WOLCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

71 Wolcott Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: 860-561-2300
Fax: 860-521-7545

Scott Dunn, Principal 

Music

Essentials

 

Band | Choir | Orchestra | Wolcott Songs | Wolkatz

 

The Winter Concert is Wednesday, December 13th 2017

(during school and at 7:00 P.M.)

 

The Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 8th 2018

(during school and at 7:00 P.M.)

 


Wolcott Music Rehearsals

2017-2018


5th Grade Band - Thursdays starting September 14th


5th Grade Orchestra - Fridays starting September 15th


4th and 5th Grade Choir - Wednesdays starting September 20th


4th Grade Band -  Mondays starting October 16th

(Does not perform in the Winter Concert)


4th Grade Orchestra - Tuesdays starting October 17th

(Does not perform in the Winter Concert)


**All rehearsals are from 7:45-8:27 AM.  Please arrive at 7:40 AM so we can begin on time.  We appreciate your support and dedication!


 

 

OVERVIEW

At Wolcott school we believe arts education is a basic and necessary component of a balanced educational program. Wolcott's commitment to arts experiences for all students is a central element of the school's mission statement:

The mission of Wolcott Elementary School, as a Higher Order Thinking School with a rigorous educational program, is to ensure every child will achieve a high standard of academic excellence through an integrated approach using arts, academics, and democracy in a safe, structured, and positive learning environment for children.

The Connecticut Commission on the Arts recognized Wolcott as an exemplary school for arts education. The national HOT (Higher Order Thinking) School program is based on Wolcott's model of arts integration.

 

THE MUSIC PROGRAM

All students receive sixty minutes of classroom music instruction per week. Optional instrumental instruction begins in the fourth grade. Students select an instrument and receive a weekly thirty- minute group lesson. Fourth grade string players receive two thirty-minute lessons per week.

The K-5 vocal music curriculum is based on the teaching and philosophy of the Hungarian musician, Zoltan Kodaly. He believed that singing was essential and all children deserve to experience their culture through folk song. He also advocated the “sound before sight” method of training the child to hear and produce the musical concepts prior to learning the written musical language.

 

The Elementary Instrumental program provides students with an in depth experience of learning to play a band or orchestra instrument. Students gain a further understanding of music reading as it pertains to their instrument, and they learn the necessary ensemble skills for performing with others.

 

PERFORMING GROUPS

In addition to the required music classes, children may advance through different levels of performing ensembles, according to the age and experience of the student.  

 

Vocal music: Wolcott Choir.

Instrumental music: Beginning Band/Orchestra, Continuing Band/Orchestra, A Strings, WolKatz.

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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