STONE HILL MUSIC DEPARTMENT
-Robyn Lawrence and Andrew Giotta – Band
-Annabelle Mills – Chorus
Welcome to the Music Department at Stone Hill Middle School. The Virginia Music Educators Association has recognized Stone Hill for its outstanding music program with the Blue Ribbon Award. This award is only given to middle and high schools whose Band, Chorus, and Strings programs participate in their respective District Assessments and receive a Superior Rating, the highest rating that can be achieved. We are proud to have been recognized for this honor for five years.
Music is required in grade 6 and the offerings include band, chorus, strings, and music lab (general music). In grade 7, band, chorus, guitar, and strings are offered as part of a fine arts elective. In grade 8, students may choose from full block electives that include instruction in band, chorus, guitar, or strings. All middle schools are equipped with a classroom set of classical guitars, instrument storage rooms, and a complete set of world music drums.
Stone Hill Music students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities such as All-County Chorus, All-District Chorus, Junior Regional Orchestra, All-County Orchestra, All-County Guitar, District Band Assessment, District Choral Assessment, Solo and Ensemble Festival, VCDA MS Honors Chorus, and ACDA Regional and National Choruses.
If you are the parent of a rising sixth grade student, please view this flyer for answers to frequently asked questions about our program. Please email the Music Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.