Pownal Elementary School has had a long tradition of a vibrant and strong music program. Throughout the school year, there are many opportunities for Pownal students to take part in music. The following are what is offered for students:
Pownal Elementary School Band
The Pownal Elementary School Band is an ensemble of 4th and 5th graders which meet throughout the week for group lessons, as well as full band rehearsal on Fridays. All fourth and fifth grade students are encouraged to particpate! Being part of a band ensemble is a great way to teach students the many benefits of collaboration. Students will be expected to perfrom during the winter concert in December as well as the spring concert in June. There may be different performance opportunities throughout the school year that Mrs. Bois will make students aware of!
Students are expected to practice their instruments at home at least 20 minutes a night. Only with consistent practice, will improvement happen! Playing a band instruments is a wonderful experience that teaches our students that hardwork, and determination pays off!
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Pownal Elementary School Chorus
All students particpate in chorus here at Pownal! It is a great experience along with thier regular music class which teaches students many different music skills. Students all are expected to learn hand sign solfeg, (do a dear a female dear, re a drop of golden sun... etc!), as well as proper form while singing. Students also learn a diverse repretoire of music throughout their time here, performing at both of concerts throughout the school year. Chorus is divided up into two groups, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, as well as 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
Pownal also has a tradition of hosting an annual spring musical. The musical is a production consisting entirely from students from Pownal Elementary and is bolstered by the more than generous volunteers of the Pownal community such as parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and students. This year our students particpated in US Geography: An Extraterrestrial Safari.
Traditionally Pownal's musicals features 3rd through 5th graders. Participation in the musical is encouraged by every 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. All students in this past years production were invovled in some way!
Students involved in the school musical learn about how to put on a major production, from rehearsing music, lines, and choreography, to set design, lighting, sound, costumes, and basic stage management. Parents and volunteers are also encouraged to be involved in the process of the musical as well. Please be in contact with me here at school if you are interested; the more the merrier when it comes to helping out for the musical!