As with Art and Physical Education, Roosevelt feels that a well rounded education includes a music program. There are several programs offered at Roosevelt to ensure a music curriculum at all grade levels.
Music for Minors
Kindergartners and First Graders participate in our Music for Minors program. Trained parents teach students once a week for half the school year. The curriculum varies by grade level. Some of the activities include singing, listening to music, percussion, learning notes, playing the recorder, reading and writing music.
Music for Learning
In the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades, students receive music instruction from Music for Learning. Students learn the fundamentals of rhythm, pitch, and tempo and enjoy a musical workshop, The curriculum for each grade is based on the state’s Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools. Music for Learning also prepares students for the district's instrumental program which begins in sixth grade.
Students in grades 6 - 8 may choose to participate in the Instrumental Music program funded by the Redwood City Education Foundation. Student may choose to learn the violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone.
Toward the end of the year, there are various concerts in which the student perform, including a school assembly, the annual Music Festival at Sequoia High School, and others.