ICS' Flourishing Arts Programming
General Music Instruction: K-8
Students K- 5 grade receive music instruction two times each week, and students in grades 6 through 8 receive music once per week. For our younger grades, Mrs. Watkins introduces students to percussion instruments: xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones, various other drums, shakers, etc. Grades 4 and 5 learn to play recorder, while grades 6 through 8 learn to play guitar. And as of 2011, hand bells are new to the curriculum!
The Choral Program
Mrs. Amy Watkins leads grades 3-8 in choral instruction. The choir participates in school masses and liturgical celebrations, as well as performing for special occasions like Breakfast with Santa, IC parish International Festival, and visits to local senior citizen residence facilities.
The Instrumental Band Program
Under the direction of Mrs. Amy Watkins, ICS students have the opportunity to take individual musical lessons and/or participate in the school band beginning in the 5th grade. Both beginning and advanced band programs are offered; woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments are available for students. Students progress on to the next level every year until they graduate 8th grade.