Music - LeConte Elementary BUSD


Music (1-5): Beginning 2008-09, grade levels first through fifth will receive instrumental instruction. First, second and third graders will receive music once a week, and fourth and fifth grade students will receive music instruction twice a week. First through third grade students will learn beginning notation and exercises by studying chorus, percussion or recorder. In the fourth and fifth grades, students choose a woodwind, brass, string or percussion instruments to study.

By the end of the fifth grade, students will be able to read printed music and translate the written notes to music on their chosen instrument. Students will play proficiently enough to perform ensemble work with their classmates and in school performances.

In addition to LeConte’s instrumental music program, all students (K-5) are introduced to the Berkeley Symphony through the “Students at the Symphony” program.