Music Instructor, Waterford USD
This year was the beginning of musical education for many students at Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School (LWIS). Grades 4-5 laid the groundwork for continued music education by learning to read music, recognize notes, sing, and play the recorder. In addition, 6th grade students started learning instrumental music as part of the band, which allows them to learn any of the following instruments: the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion.
Lucille Whitehead Intermediate students showed off all their hard work at the 2022 LWIS spring concert.
At Waterford Junior High School (WJHS), there are two periods of band, where students continue perfecting their skills on their chosen instruments. During their time in High School, students can continue their musical education through further band instruction, while also having the option of singing in the High School Choir.
The Jr High and Sr High bands and choir performed at a joint concert, which was well attended by student's families and the community.
In 2022-23, our music program will begin to incorporate the guitar in high school and other stringed instruments (orchestra) in junior high, including the violin, viola, cello, and bass.
"I really like that music is very international, and that it's a way anyone can communicate with each other. "
"My favorite part about music class is the teamwork, and the sense that we can all make something by working together."
"My favorite part of music class is how much our music teacher encourages us to do better. We honestly feel like she cares a lot about wanting to do better. She makes it fun."
"My favorite thing about school is music, my friends, and math. I goal of mine is to get a scholarship in music. My hobbies are playing the trumpet, painting, and soccer."
"My favorite thing about school is band. A goal of mine is to keep my grades up and have a 4.0 GPA. My hobbies are volleyball, music, and hanging out with my friends."
"My favorite thing about school is music, sports, friends, and math. A goal of mine is to play guitar fluently. My hobbies are sports, music, and art."
"My favorite thing about music class this year was learning to play the flute."
"My favorite thing about school is music class and learning to play the flute."
"My favorite thing about music class is Mrs. L. She is nice and patient with me when I need help."