Music classes offer a variety of opportunities. Each student at RHCS is taught how to read notes and note values in order to apply this knowledge during their school experience and after graduation realizing that, even if a musical career is not pursued, music and song are used in the church. All the students learn fundamentals of voice, from instruction on how to follow the director for younger children with more technical training added each year culminating with four years of choir in high school. Every student, as well, learns how to play the recorder, glockenspiel, ukulele, piano and chimes. Middle elementary students are introduced to symphony instruments and various composers of classics. Every year the school presents at least four programs that include music (a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter program; Christmas chapel; Grandparent’s Day and a spring choir concert). We believe that music is a doxology of praise to “Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9b).
Written by Mrs. Luann LaRoy, retired teacher