Music

Kindergarten

Students are taught to use music as a means of expressing themselves and their praise to God.

First Grade & Second Grade

Explore the language of music through music theory and through the skills of reading music, singing, playing and listening to music.

Third Grade

Students will be taught the basics of playing the piano

Fourth Grade

In 4th Grade music, we will continue to build on what we have learned in the past. However, during the second semester, students will have the opportunity to learn the recorder. The recorder is a clarinet-like instrument that is easy to play and sounds great! Students will be able to experience the procedure of learning an instrument, as well as what it is like to play in a group or ensemble. Going through the recorder program is a good way to determine if a student will have interest in playing in band, which they will have the opportunity to do in 5th Grade.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade music will start to take the shape of our secondary music classes, band and choir. We meet two days a week. One of the days will be a choir day and the other a band day. In choir we will discuss the correct way to sing, different singing styles, and begin singing in parts. This also serves as our general music time where we may learn rhythms, notes, and musical terms. Towards the beginning of the year, 5th graders will also have the opportunity to rent a real band instrument. This is a great opportunity to get experience playing in a group and on a band instrument. It is always nice to see how they have progressed from recorders to the real deal! This allows our 5th graders to have a good idea if they will be interested in band or choir when they reach middle school.

Middle School

Middle school students will have the chance to focus on either band or choir. Some students even choose to do both! Listed below are the various opportunities for middle school students.

  • Concert Band - This is the main band at HCS. It consists of 6th-12th graders. Students in band with have the opportunity to develop their skills on their instrument as well as explore other possibilities. We have two major performances, the Christmas Program, and Fine Arts.
  • Jazz Band - This group is for students who wish to not only focus on the style of jazz, but who wish to further develop their technical abilities on their instrument. It is open to 7th-12th graders
  • Praise Band - Praise Band is generally only offered to high school students. However, there are times where we will ask middle school students to participate as well. Praise Band leads worship during chapel on Mondays.

Middle School Choir

Middle School Choir is for 6th - 8th graders. In choir they will have the opportunity to learn how the voice works, and what they need to do to improve. We have two main performances, the Christmas Program, and Fine Arts.

High School

High School students will have the opportunity to continue with either band or choir or both. However, in high school students will also be able to begin to specialize more on their interests. Below are the opportunities available for high school students.

  • Concert Band - This is the main band at HCS. It consists of 6th-12th graders. Students in band with have the opportunity to develop their skills on their instrument as well as explore other possibilities. We have two major performances, the Christmas Program, and Fine Arts.
  • Jazz Band - This group is for students who wish to not only focus on the style of jazz, but who wish to further develop their technical abilities on their instrument. It is open to 7th-12th graders.
  • Praise Band - High school students who enjoy leading worship can join Praise Band. This group leads worship in chapel on Mondays. We have guitar players, bass players, keyboard players, drummers, and just about anything else we can use to worship God!
  • High School Choir - In high school choir we will build on what we learned during middle school choir. Students are split up into four parts and are more responsible for their individual musical lines. We will also have public performances.
  • Show Choirs - High school choir students also have the chance to join the Male or Female show choirs. The show choirs generally sing more “popular” songs and feature small groups of singers.