“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly, music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
The North Merrick music program provides a variety of "hands-on" musical experiences designed to encourage self-expression, creative performance, and acquisition of major musical elements such as rhythm, harmony, melody, and notation.Through opportunities to play rhythmic and melodic instruments, learn musical notation, and listen to a variety of the finest forms of musical expression, students come to learn about, enjoy, and appreciate the world of music. In addition to stimulating the intellectual and emotional growth of students, the music curriculum is designed to contribute to the students' understanding of a variety of cultural music traditions and styles.
Opportunities are provided for student involvement in the instrumental music program in fourth grade. As students gain proficiency, they may join the junior band or orchestra (4th gr.), district band or district orchestra (5th & 6th gr.), our audition for our advanced ensembles including: Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band (5th & 6th gr.).