September 2, 2016 – Students at the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) in grades 3-6 had the opportunity to experience a variety of music during the annual Music in our Schools Week. Each school hosted an assembly with a special presentation by the District’s Elementary Traveling Instrumental Music Teachers. The presentations exposed students to a variety of musical styles, instruments and curriculum correlations.
The performances included singing, dancing, and the playing of a wide variety of instruments in an effort to encourage the students to take part in BCSD’s Music Education Program. Trumpets, violins, chimes, recorders, drums, saxophones and a piano were all on display to showcase the various musical expressions that are available. There was also an opportunity for audience participation and students were able to play some of the many percussive instruments in front of the assembly attendees.
BCSD has been recognized nationally by NAMM as a “Best Community for Music Education” for four straight years. Along with the excitement of creative noise-making and performing, there is a solid foundation of curriculum, instruction and mentoring. Each student in attendance was given the opportunity to sign up for this amazing program.
From the pictures below, you can see why Music in our Schools Week is one of the most anticipated assemblies each year!
Click HERE for a video featuring highlights from some of the performances.