The EMCSD Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music!
The music program in El Monte City School District is sounding better than ever. Each and every student has access to music education. Whether a student is a rising music star or just likes the sound of music, he or she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the “DO-RE-MIs” can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.
EMCSD Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia said, “We are very proud of our music program. We believe that learning music supports all learning.”
Bethany Andersen is the lead music teacher for the district. She is excited about the program and the commitment the district has towards music. Anderson said, “Access to music education is offered to every child regardless of ability.” She went on to say, “We have band programs in sixth grade and above and choral programs in seventh and eighth grades, and we offer strings at two sites with some elementary schools offering choral programs as well.” All elementary students get weekly music classes that include singing and learning to play simple musical instruments such as drums and recorders.
The district recently hired seven highly qualified elementary music teachers. Those teachers combined with the six existing middle school music teachers provide a mighty music education force. Music education serves to enhance that already superior educational opportunities offered by El Monte City School District - providing an educational crescendo!