The music program at Sci-Tech consists of beginning band, advanced band and strings.
In fourth grade at Sci Tech, students begin their music study with a year spent learning to play the violin. Every fourth grader takes violin for 30 minutes, once a week. The purpose of this violin class is for students to begin developing a basic understanding of rhythm, melody and music form. Jean Davis is the fourth grade violin teacher.
Students may choose to continue violin in 5th and 6th grade at Sci-Tech. In 5th and 6th grade, violin students continue to develop basic music skills and perform in 2 concerts – 1 during the Fall and 1 in the Spring. By the end of 6th grade strings, students should be ready to continue in orchestra at whichever middle school they attend. Violin is currently the only string instrument offered to continuing string students. Annalise Veliz is the 5th and 6th grade violin teacher.
In fifth and sixth grades, students have the option of switching to a band instrument. We have a beginning band for students new to their instrument, and an advanced band for students who have played their band instrument for at least 1 year. Instruments currently offered are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. Students may rent their own instrument, as school instruments are limited. 5th and 6th grade band students also perform in 2 concerts – 1 during the Fall and 1 in the Spring. By the end of 6th grade band, students should be ready to continue in band at whichever middle school they attend. Bethany Miller is the band teacher.