MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS
The Music Program at Baylake Pines begins with our 3 year olds. Music is best learned through experience and repetition. Students experience music through singing and rhythm games. Each class is geared to teach an appreciation for music that is age appropriate, challenging and fun. By third grade, students are learning to play basic rhythm and melody patterns, based on the Kodaly Method. Students are also introduced to some of the most important composers of Western Classical Music. Students will be able to read and play basic rhythm patterns using Quarter, Half, Whole and Eighth notes and rests.
Throughtout the year, students will be preparing for various musical performances, such as our Holiday Program, Holiday Caroling, and May Day. This is in addition to our wonderful class plays! Our 3 year olds through 5th grades will rehearse lines, dances and music that always results in a class performance that amazes our parents! This is definitely one of the highlights of our Music Program and your child's time at Baylake Pines School! In addition to class plays, our Middle School puts on a yearly play. This year's production, Grease, was certainly a highlight!
May Day is another program that is unique to our school. May Day is a celebration of Art and Music at Baylake Pines. Artwork lines the hallways of our Upper School, welcoming parents to into Beasley Hall for May Day performances from grades 1-8. Our students learn to square dance, perform pieces from various class plays, and even perform songs in sign language for family and friends. The celebration end with our Middle School girls dancing the Maypole. It is truly a beautiful ceremony at our school and one more way to connect and be a part of the Baylake Pines Family. Our music department is a buzzing, humming, singing, and dancing all school year long!
Baylake Pines offers students an excellent foundation for the visual arts. Beginning in Kindergarten, students are involved in understanding art concepts and creating artwork that expresses their knowledge and skills. Students enjoy a variety of art media, including cillagem charcoal, tempera paint, pen and ink, printmaking, watercolor, and more to develop fluency in visual art vocabulary, including the elements and principles of design. The curriculum enhances students' understanding of the relationship of visual arts to history, culture, and other fields of knowledge. Students are taught to make informed judgements regarding art based on established visual arts criteria. Students express their ideas and feelings in 2 and 3 dimensional art forms and gain respect for their artwork and that of others.
The Norfolk Airport has invited the Baylake Pines Art Department to showcase 20 works of art by our students each year. This month long exhibit is usually held during the winter months. In May, each student has one of their artworks displayed in our Upper School as part of our May Day Celebration. This is an exciting acknowledgement to our talented and hard-working students.
Artwork from May Day 2014
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Photos from May Day 2014
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