Mount Benson Elementary School

Music / Band

Music Teacher / Band Director: Mrs. Murchie

Music Program

(Music Samples were taken impromptu in last week of school 2008)

Kindergarten
Singing (mp3 - the more we get together, Tony Chestnut), movement, non-pitched percussion instruments and performance with an introduction to pitched percussion instruments.
Grade 1
Singing, movement, non-pitched percussion instruments & pitched percussion instruments such as Orff xylophones, performance.
Grade 2
Singing, movement, non-pitched & pitched percussion instruments, creative expression & composition, performance.
Grade 3
Singing, movement, non-pitched & pitched percussion instruments, creative expression & composition, performance with an introduction to recorder.
Grade 4
Recorder, singing, movement & dance, composition and performance.
Grade 5
Recorder, Soprano Ukulele (mp3 sample: Go go Rock), singing, movement & dance, composition & improvisation, performance with an introduction to Concert Band.
Grade 6 / 7 - Music Elective - Baritone Ukulele
Baritone Ukulele, singing, composition & improvisation, integrating guitar & performance
Grade 6 / 7 - Music Elective - Band
Beginner & second year Concert Band (mp3 samples Mickey Mouse March)

2007/2008 Band

For the 2007/2008 school year 100% of Grade 6 & 7 students elected to take Band as their music elective. As a result the school is running two seperate band classes to allow for more student interaction; Grade 6 Beginner Band, and Grade 7 Band. For some practices and concerts the two classes will be brought together to perform as a full band.

Choir

Choir is offered as an extra-cirricular activity to interested students every Tuesday in the Music room at lunch. In addition to singing and learning new songs, students will get the opportunity to experience performances both in and out of the school.

Worksheets

Music Videos

Clarinet Videos
Ukulele Videos

Site Map
Mount Benson Elementary School
4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5P4, Canada - (250) 758-1536