General MusicAll Preschool and Lower School students participate in weekly General Music classes taught by a certified music educator. Students sing, move, play instruments, and explore the elements of music and various styles. There is a focus on teamwork, attaining long-term goals, and learning to give your best effort. Students take part in the creative process and participate in musical performances such as Grand People’s Day, The Grateful Gathering, and an interdisciplinary Musical Theater unit.
The Performing Arts Department at Maclay School has several offerings for students who are interested in instrumental music. Students may choose between Beginner Band (fifth grade), Middle School Band, or Upper School Band. Students also have opportunities for participation in the Maclay Jazz Ensemble (US) and the Maclay Pep Band. Please contact Jennifer Corzine for more information.
For the 2018-19 school year, we are introducing NEW Orchestra Ensembles for our more experienced musicians. If you already have experience playing strings, we would love to have you participate in one of these groups! Ensemble placement will be determined based on auditions, which will be held when school starts in the fall. For students who would like to start learning the violin, viola, cello, or string bass, we also offer a Beginning Strings Club. Please email Mrs. Hughes if you would like more information about our String Orchestra program.
In 4th and 5th grade, any boy or girl who likes to sing is encouraged to join Maclay’s Glee Club. Email Mrs. Hughes if you're interested in the 2018-19 school year.