Music standards drive the instructional program, which focuses on music as an expression of human culture. Students sing, play instruments, move to music and create music within a balanced, comprehensive and sequential skill set. Exposure to different kinds of music throughout the world and from all time periods is basic to this program. The use of Orff instruments assists all students in developing basic music skills and expanding their own musical talents. Students in grades 3-5 participate in a district Music Memory curriculum. Students in grades 4-5 receive instruction on playing recorders to enhance their music reading ability. Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to participate in Choir. Students in grades K, 1, 3, and 5 perform one music program during the school year. Students in K-5 have music instruction with a music teacher weekly.