In elementary music, students are taught the fundamentals of music: rhythms, melody, harmony, form, tone color,
and tempo. These musical elements are organized as points of departure for students to learn about musical
aesthetics, history and culture, performance, and the process used to critique and analyze. Activities include
singing, playing instruments, listening, moving to music, reading music, and creating music.
At the middle school level, music is taught during a single grading period. Each grade's curriculum has a
a conceptual focus. In sixth grade, students learn to play the keyboard and study the role of music in their
lives. In seventh grade, students learn guitar and study American music and its roots. Eighth grade students
engage in such activities as keyboard playing, guitar playing, dance, musical theater, or music sequencing
using a computer. At the same time, students study musical and musically-related careers.
In high school, students may elect to participate in a number of performing ensembles including orchestra, band,
High schools offer piano and guitar classes and may offer music theory, listening, Theater and Film, or 20th
Century Popular Music classes which focus on experiencing music in a way that benefits each individual.
history and culture, performance, and critique and analysis are studied in depth.
Instrumental music begins in grade four and continues through grade twelve. This is an elective program in which
of the band and orchestra are taught. The focus is on individual skill development and performance.
Students completing grades 4-8 at the end of the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to participate in the
Summer Music Program!
The camp is hosted at our very own Harford Glen and runs from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11,
2019. Enrollment is open until June 21, 2019 or until all available spots are filled. Registration is
accessible through your child’s
The cost of the program is $145 and includes the following:
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-588-5277 or 410-588-5273
Map and Directions
Mr. Jeffrey Winfield
11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
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