Music enriches and delights every child in ways related to his or her stage of development. With the guidance of two elementary music specialists, each student discovers the joy and satisfaction of music-making through singing, creating, moving, listening, and performing, thus supplying the foundation for lifelong musical learning and understanding.
Band and Orchestra
Band and Orchestra is for 5th and 6th grade students only. Students in these grades specialize in one musical instrument. Recruitment for rising 5th graders is held each year in March and April.
For students in grades 3-6, our Bulldog Chorus is for students who enjoy singing. The Bulldog Chorus practices almost every Monday during the school year and has 3 big performances each year and smaller performances during the year.
Each year JBE has a musical production. Students in grades K-6th grade are encouraged to try out for the production in October. Practice is twice a week until the production in February. The past two musicals have been Annie, Jr. and Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Disney’s The Jungle Book.
Each Friday Coffeehouse is held in our media center for students to perform plays,musical instruments, dramatic readings, singing, and a host of other performances. The purpose of coffeehouse is for students to practice risk taking and to gain self confidence in the area of performance.