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MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the Community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

Neil Armstrong Middle School Music

Neil Armstrong Middle School Music
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"The period represented by grades 5-8 is especially critical in a student's musical development.  The music they perform or study often becomes an integral part of their personal music repertoire.  Composing and improvising provide students with unique insight into the form and structure of music and at the same time help them to develop their creativity.  Broad experience with a variety of music is necessary if students are to make informed judgments.  Similarly, this breadth of background enables them to begin to understand the connections and relationships between music and other disciplines.  By understanding the cultural and historical forces that shape social attitudes and behaviors, students are better prepared to live and work in communities that are increasingly multicultural.  The role that music will play in students' lives depends in large measure on the level of skills they achieve in creating, performing and listening to music." 

                                       --Music Educators National Conference

Middle level students continue to participate in a required general music curriculum that meets these objectives.  Fifth through eighth grade students also have the option to pursue musical studies within the Orchestra/Strings or the Concert Band/Wind and Percussion Programs.