Music & Band
The curriculum we use for general music is a combination of Silver Burdett, Kodaly and Orff and is applied to a wide variety of Christian songs.
Each student gains an understanding of music elements such as expression, rhythm, form, melody, timbre, texture and harmony through reading, performing, creating, listening and moving.
These national music standards will also cross the curriculum reinforcing material they are learning in their core subjects.
We use a wide variety of Christian pieces combined with the curriculum standards as set up by Music Educators National Conference and American Choral Directors Association.
The students gain an understanding and demonstrate correct vocal production in terms of breath control, vowel sounds, diction, blend, vocal placement, part singing, sight singing, rhythmic counting, performance techniques, as well as, elements of music appreciation, history and theory.
This is a performance based class and includes the opportunity to present several programs at the school and in the community including several opportunities to combine with outreach.
The CCS band program stands out in a positive way for the clarity of its vision, both in terms of performance excellence and Godly motivation.
Our program is committed to teaching students musical skills and fundamentals that will equip them to perform and understand music at a high level, whether performing in a worship context or performing in collegiate and professional concert ensembles.
Our students are evaluated based on individual proficiency of skills, which is unique in comparison with most other band programs nationally. Additionally, CCS band students learn biblical character traits that are essential to personal development and success in any area of study. These traits include: responsibility, strong work ethic, respect for others, cooperation, self-discipline, and insisting upon high standards.
We believe that applied music performance is a language and a means by which to praise God, and the process of learning and rehearsing is a vehicle through which to learn responsibility, patience, diligence, accountability, humility, and cooperation.
As such, the CCS band program offers a unique opportunity to our students, especially when considered in context of other curricular offerings and other music programs in the area.