The HCS music program is dedicated to making music a meaningful part of students' everyday life, whether they are beginners or experienced musicians. Students who participate in musical ensembles become part of a tight-knit community where they can hone their craft and be challenged at their own level. Vocal and instrumental ensembles perform twice a year at the Christmas and Spring concerts, in addition to local events.
Students in fourth and fifth grade have musical ensembles once each cycle. These are hands-on, interactive classes that incorporate rhythmical instruments, movement, and singing.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Students learn how to hold a steady beat, develop their singing voices, and practice rhythm reading and dictation.
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Students first encounter orchestra instruments and jazz music. They also practice composing their own music and reading/writing notes on the treble clef.