Classroom Music for Grades K – 2

All kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students get to participate in the NSD Classroom Music program. They get to sing, read rhythms, play instruments, and learn about famous historical composers.

Recorder Instruction for 3rd Grade

As part of the 3rd grade curriculum, all students learn the recorder. They will learn how to read music, play the recorder, practice at home, and appreciate the reward of becoming a music maker!

Chorus Instruction

Chorus instruction is available for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Chorus classes meet during school hours one day per week, per the times listed below:

Mondays   Meadows & Pico Canyon
Tuesdays   Peachland & Wiley Canyon
Wednesdays   Oak Hills & Stevenson Ranch
Thursdays   Newhall & McGrath
Fridays    Old Orchard & Valencia Valley

Chorus Performances

All Chorus students get to perform at the Winter Concert and at the Spring Concert. Chorus students will also get to perform at school assemblies throughout the school year.

Orchestra Instruction

Orchestra instruction is available for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Students receive orchestra instruction once a week in like-instrument classes.  Students are pulled from their regular classroom for 45 minutes each week. They meet at the same time each week, depending on what instrument they have selected.  Orchestra classes meet during school hours one day per week, per the times listed below:

Mondays   Stevenson Ranch & Oak Hills
Tuesdays   Meadows & Old Orchard
Wednesdays   Newhall, Peachland & Valencia Valley
Thursdays   Pico Canyon & Wiley Canyon
Fridays   McGrath

Orchestra Performances

All students perform in district concerts. These events are the culmination of weekly practices and give students the opportunity to share what they’ve learned. Without these experiences, students will not fully understand what it means to be part of orchestra and cannot make an educated decision about continuing the following year. Intermediate and advanced students will perform at winter and spring concerts. Beginning students will perform in March and in the spring. Details will be sent home as we get closer to concert dates.