Welcome to the Elementary Music, Art, and Physical Education Department
2017-2018 School YearElementary Music Program Information:
Welcome to Elementary Music! Your student will learn to play an instrument, read music, and perform in a group setting. Below is an overview of our program. We look forward to working with you and introducing your student to the joy of music. Click on the 'Elementary Music' tab on the left of this page for details about our class offerings.
General Music is the required music class for all 4th, 5th and elementary 6th grade students. Families can choose an instrument class instead of General Music, as listed below:
- 4th Grade Students: General Music or Beginning Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
- 5th Grade Students: General Music, Beginning Strings or Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello and must have taken Beginning Strings) or Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)
- 6th Grade Students: General Music, Beginning Strings or Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello and must have taken Beginning Strings) or Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)
General Music classes: Your child will learn to play the recorder, sing move and engage in a group performance. Your child will need a recorder (instrument) and a recorder book for this class. Recorders and books can be borrowed or purchased. A Recorder and book are $5 each and an optional, but very useful stand is $7. A package of all three is $15. If you need to borrow or purchase materials, please contact your child's music teacher.
Instrument classes: Your child will learn to play an instrument of their choice, learn basic music theory and engage in a group performance. Your child will need an instrument and book for this class. You may rent an instrument from a private local music vendor or borrow from the Instrument Loaner program. We have links to some local private music stores below. Books are available to borrow or purchase from this office for $6.00. Floor stands are optional and can be purchased from this office for $15.00. Please contact your child's music teacher with any questions regarding instruments, books or supplies.
If you choose to purchase an instrument or borrow an instrument from a friend or relative, please make sure that it is of good quality. The instruments available at the Big Box stores or online are not always the best. They may be inexpensive but they are not easily repaired and tend to go out of tune often.
The Nicholson Music Company
916-983-0763Elementary Parent Music Information Night 2018:Please join us to learn about the FCUSD Elementary Music program. The Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17th at 5:30 PM in the ESC Board room. The ESC is located at 1965 Birkmont Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. We look forward to seeing you then!Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Enrichment Camp:VAPA Camp 2018!We are pleased to announce that FCUSD will be holding our second annual Visual and Performing Summer Enrichment camp in June, 2018! Please check back in January for more information about the 2 week long program and for the 2018 student registration form. Registration forms will be due on Friday, April 6th, 2018.Elementary Visual Arts:The City of Rancho Cordova, through the Measure H Grant, has generously donated funds to support the Visual Arts program at all Rancho Cordova elementary schools. We will continue to bring Artist to Go in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum and Meet the Masters. These two quality programs benefit our students, families and community in many ways. Look for more information to come!Artist to Go! will be at our Rancho Cordova elementary schools beginning Thursday, November 9th and commence on Thursday, April 12th.Meet the Masters will be at our Rancho Cordova elementary schools beginning Tuesday, January 9th and commend on Friday, May 2th.
Elemntary Physical Education:FCUSD Track & Field Meet scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Cordova High School4th, 5th & Elementary 6th Grade students welcome! (Rain date: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Cordova High School)