• Music at Marion Elementary School is a program designed to equip the students with the skills necessary for musical understanding and enjoyment. Through active participation in the music making process, the students learn to:
    • Read and notate music
    • Analyze and describe musical sound
    • Sing and perform a varied repertoire of music on classroom instruments
    • Create, improvise, and arrange music within specified guidelines
    • Examine music in relation to history, culture and the other arts
    • Listen to, respond to, and evaluate music and music performances
      *To view the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for music, please go to http://www.cedfa.org/new-teks-2015/music-teks/  Click on your child' grade level and scroll down to "Knowledge and Skills" to view each student expectation for that grade.      
     Students attend music classes 45 minutes each week. Music reading, singing, and instrumental playing are integrated to teach the elements of music. Small percussion, recorders (4thgrade), and Orff melody instruments (xylophones and glockenspiels) are played in ensemble in a non-competitive atmosphere where one of the rewards is the pleasure of making good music with others. Performance opportunities are available to feature the musical talents of the students and showcase the learning that takes place in the music classroom.