The primary objective of the North Vancouver School District's Elementary Band Program is to provide the best possible instrumental music instruction to as many children as possible in the elementary schools of our community.
elementary band and strings program provides school-based instrumental
instruction to students in the intermediate grades. Through a carefully
nurtured support system, which includes the North Vancouver School
District, the parents, students and teachers, the program has become one
of the finest instrumental programs in British Columbia.
skills are taught in each instrumental group:Music making skills
Students learn how to keep time, hear pitch and control musical expression.
Instrument playing skills
Students learn how to hold an instrument, make the appropriate sounds and control the pitch of the instrument.
Music reading skills
Students begin with the basics of musical notation and progress to reading more complex music as their playing skills increase.
Students develop the
ability to work cooperatively and democratically in a group, building on
the ideals of shared work, empathy and mutual support.