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Long Beach Middle School

Music Department

 

Music is a part of your everyday life. Whether you realize it or not, you are conditioned by its subtle influence. It can sway your emotions in many directions. TV commercials use music to influence you to buy products. Movies employ music as carefully as scriptwriters use dialogue. Whether on CD's, instruments, singing or the musical theatre - music surrounds you.
   
The middle school music program is a source of pride in the Long Beach community. We offer a very popular general music class and music computer lab. Music performing groups include 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Choruses, 6th Grade Band and 6th Grade Orchestra, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra, Jazz Band, Vocal Workshop and Chamber Orchestra. Many of our music students compete successfully at the different NYSSMA festivals, including NYSSMA Majors. Many of our music students participate in All County and LISFA performing groups.
   

NEW YORK STATE LEARNING STANDARDS FOR THE ARTS

1. Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts: Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts and participate in various roles in the arts.

2. Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources: Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

3. Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art: Students will respond critically to works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

4. Understanding the Cultural Dimension and Contribution of the Arts: Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.