Jackson Elementary Music Program

  • Jackson Elementary Music Program Review:

    Tk, K & 1st grade:

    • Singing 

      • Learn classic children's repertoire songs

      • Matching Pitch 

      • Building confidence & the love for singing

    • Movement

      • Moving to the beat

      • Body/Hand motions when songs have them

      • Movement to serve as visual/kinesthetic aid when building aural skills

      • Rhythmic movement where appropriate/Body coordination to Aural Skills

    • Music Literacy

      • Reading & manipulating musical pitch & rhythm

    2nd & 3rd grade:

    • Music Literacy through basics of Piano

    • General Music

    4th Grade:

    • Beginning Band: Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombones

    • Beginning Strings: Violin, Cello

    • Singing Cubs

    • **It is common for more than half of instrument students to also be in a chorus group, whether it is Singing Cubs or Treble Makers.

    5th Grade: 

    • Advanced Band: Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombones

    • Advanced Strings: Violin, Cello

    • Singing Cubs

    Mixed 4th/5th grade: 

    • Treble Makers: Auditioned chorus. This group of students can audition again end of winter to try out for Honor Choir

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    Honor Ensembles:

    Honor Ensembles are exceptional 4th and 5th grade students who are sent to our annual SAUSD District-Wide honor concerts. Students must audition and there is a limit to the number of students who are accepted each year. These students also attend separate rehearsals throughout the year.

    • Honor Band

    • Honor Choir

    • Honor Orchestra (aka strings)

    Concerts throughout the year: 

    • Grade 2/3 Piano concert at Open House

    • Grade 4/5 Music Ensembles: Christmas & Spring Concert at Jackson;

    • Chorus groups participate in the annual Spurgeon Festival at Spurgeon Intermediate.

    • Honor Ensemble: Attend an evening concert at either Valley High School or Santa Ana High School in the spring