Lake Clarendon has a strong tradition of student participation in Instrumental Music. The program gives students from grades 4 to 6 the opportunity to learn an instrument and perform for their peers.
Other than learning how to become competent musicians, the children are taught valuable lessons in a number of different disciplines, ranging from time management skills to working with others in small ensembles. Students are given one half hour lesson per week in a small group setting. Currently just under a quarter of the student population is involved in the instrumental music program.
The Lake Clarendon “Stix” program is a unique program to the district and offers students in grade 3 the opportunity to get a head start on the Instrumental Music Program.
Focussing on rhythm and movement, “Stix” is designed to get students involved with music earlier without the complexity of learning an orchestral instrument. Students are playing buckets with drumsticks and working together to create a piece of music with choreographed movement.