Here is some information you may find relevant about the great music program here at MCCPS.
Music is BIG here at MCCPS! It is well supported and provides ample opportunities for children to reach their potential. Many play 2-5 instruments here!
We have a challenging, yet engaging, curriculum that varies each year, most of the projects are integrated. See the draft of various activities below.
General Music meets twice a week for 45 mins. However….
there are extra music classes that meet in the music room from 7:30-8:15am:
- Monday – Chorus with Mrs. Mele Smith.
- Tuesdays – MCCPS Band with Ms. Smith.
- Wednesdays- Beginner Strings with Mr. Alan Hawryluk
- Thursdays – MCCPS Band 5th-8th with Mrs. Mele Smith
- Fridays –Chorus with Mrs. Mele Smith
Students may participate in any of these classes as long as they are committed to doing your best, attending all classes/concerts, and practicing frequently at home. Practice commitment letters will go home soon. Music Extravaganzas are twice a year (Jan. 23rd and June 12th). The MCCPS Band, and the MCCPS Chorus will attend the Six Flags Competition on June 7th, as well.
There are other optional music classes during enrichment from 2:30-3:15
- Mondays -Guitar contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mondays- Street Beats
- Tuesdays and Fridays- Advanced Jazz Band
- Wednesdays-Advanced Strings with Mr. Alan Hawryluk
- Thursdays-Songwriting contact Erinn Brown https://erinnbrown.com/
- Monday and Wednesdays- The MCCPS Musical
Private lessons are recommended for all instruments. Feel free to ask Ms. Smith for more recommendations. Some follow:
Drums: John Georges 781-492-2877
Guitar: Mike Mele email@example.com
Trumpet Tim Deik firstname.lastname@example.org
Piano, vocal coaching, clarinet, composition. email@example.com
Most any instrument: Marblehead and Salem School of Music 781-639-7070 or www.marbleheadmusic.net
Every Wednesday morning is Music Morning from 7:45-8am. Feel free to join us to hear the talent featured here at MCCPS! Want to perform? Volunteer? Donate? We are currently in need of more keyboards, keyboard stands, quarter inch adapters, headphones for keyboards, microphones, and money for Chorus scores. Remember that donations are tax deductible. Contact Adria at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please keep in mind that the music concerts serve to raise money for the music classes. 100% of the proceeds are to purchase materials for the kids.
I love teaching here!