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    Welcome to the Sugarland Elementary Music Web Site!


         Our musical activities in Loudoun County cover four areas: singing, playing instruments, listening, and moving. A major emphasis is placed on the development of every child's singing voice. Students in grades K - 5 receive one fifty-minute period of music per week. Our Loudoun County Music Curriculum is aligned with the National and State Standards of Music Education.

    The National Standards for Music Education
    • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
    • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
    • Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
    • Composing and arranging music within specific guidelines
    • Reading and notating music
    • Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
    • Evaluating music and music performances
    • Understanding relationships between music, the arts, and disciplines outside the arts
    • Understanding music in relation to history and culture
    • Cantando, sólo y en conjunto, un repertorio variado de música 
    • Tocando un repertorio variado de música, sólo y en conjunto
    • Improvisando melodías, variaciones, y acompañamientos 
    • Componiendo y arreglando música dentro de guías específicas 
    • Leyendo y anotando música 
    • Escuchando, analizando, y describiendo música 
    • Evaluando música y rendimientos de música. 
    • Comprendiendo la relación entre la música, las otras artes, y disciplinas fuera de las artes. 
    • Comprendiendo la música en relación a la historia y la cultura.