Music as an essential element of human expression is a rich and diversified art form.
Beyond its cultural merits, musical education also reinforces the learning of linguistic, listening, reading, analytical, creative, motor and social skills. This is why music is an integral part of CFIS’s educational programme starting as early as Preschool.
The main objective of the music programme is to develop music literacy (i.e. the ability to read, write and think music) and to nurture the student's appreciation for quality music. All students from Preschool to Grade 6 receive music instruction from a full-time music specialist. Junior High students may choose music as one of the two Arts options and are taught by a full-time music specialist.
All students participate in performances throughout the school year at assemblies, annual concerts and special events. Our award-winning Band Programme begins in Grade 5, offering both concert and jazz-band options.
Information about the music programme at each level:
Starting in Grade 5, students continue their learning of music through performance in band. Students study either a woodwind or brass instrument to begin. Percussion is optional once the study of a wind instrument has begun. These students explore the realms of band repertoire, as well as jazz charts.
We have several performing ensembles at CFIS:
Junior High students attend band camp.
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We offer a variety of lunch-hour clubs starting in Grade 2. They vary from year to year, but usually include: