Welcome to the Music Department
East Maine School District 63's Music Program offers students in grades 5-8 advanced musical training and a wide repertoire. Whether in the band, orchestra, or choir (at Gemini), participants receive an excellent musical education in a challenging, fun, and nurturing environment -- and students commit to striving toward excellence in behavior, attitude, musicianship, teamwork, and personal musical growth.Elementary programs have morning rehearsals once a week to build the musical foundations of playing: reading and notating music; performing, listening, describing, analyzing, and evaluating music and musical performances; and understanding music in relation to humanity.In addition, each student has a group lesson on a rotating schedule with three-five students who play the same instrument. Group lesson days are based on the availability of instructor, instrument, other classes (art, music, kinetic wellness, etc.)You'll find all the information you need about District 63's Music Program through the links on this page, as well as our fine arts calendar and useful tips.A special message to incoming Gemini students (our future 6th graders!)Elective course selection for the 2022-2023 school year runs January 31 - February 11.Don't miss your chance to join D63's outstanding Music Program! Band, orchestra, and choir are all available to 6th grade students.
Find out more about how to select these elective options:
Obtenga más información sobre cómo seleccionar estas opciones electivas:Band (BAND 600)
Choir (CHO 600)
Orchestra Sinfonia (ORC 600)And select from the links to the left for more information about our music programs for all grades.