The mission of the ISD 728 music program is to educate students to grow as listeners, performers, and creators; inspire continued appreciation for music; and empower students to become life-long musicians.
We believe music...
promotes a sense of community and belonging through active music making
develops the whole child socially, physically, emotionally, and academically
encourages personal self-esteem through creating and performing
inspires a growth mindset by developing and refining musicianship and music literacy
develops problem solving, cognitive and critical thinking skills
encourages communication and collaboration
promotes music as a universal language
fosters cultural competency
engages and stimulates the complete brain in both individual and collective settings
uses an eclectic approach to teaching, learning and assessment through Orff, Kodaly, differentiation, and other current best practices